Kettle Falls Welcomes Family of Three

December 01, 2008 | Lee Holmes

It was the result of friendship evangelism. Shahbaz and Sara Bakhshnia became friends with neighbors Jeff and Mariko Camp and their teenage son Jonathon. As their friendship continued to grow over the past two years, the Camp family had lots of questions for the Bakhshnias. Their answers seemed just what the Camps were looking for and on Aug. 30 they were baptized into the Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church by Lee Roy Holmes, a retired pastor and church member.

The Camps and Bakhshnias live near Orient, Wash., which is about 25 miles north of Kettle Falls. Since a number of Adventist families have located in the area, a group has been organized, and the plan is to start regular church services at the Orient Community Church soon.