Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Camp Meeting History

— by Mark Avery, Editor and General Manager, Herald and Banner Press, Inc.

Camp meeting holds a special place in my heart. More than forty years ago at a camp meeting altar I gave my heart to Jesus. I wish I could say that I have never turned away from the commitment I made that night, but I can say it was a turning point in my life. I made the spiritual start that has led me to where I am today in my relationship with Christ.

Another year at the same camp, God called me to His ministry. Indeed camp meetings have made a difference in my life.

My memory is foggy about some of the early camps I attended, but I have probably attended at least one camp every year of my life. In more recent years I have been privileged to attend many camps in many different places. This year I benefitted from attending at least ten camps, and serving as camp evangelist has been a ministry privilege.

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Season Change

As October rolls along, the world outside is changing. The warm sights and smells of summer are slipping into the colorful beauties of autumn.

In the church world, we are busy preparing for the celebrations and events of the coming months. Yet even in such a lovely season we should not allow the excitement of tomorrow make us forget the wonderful things that happened yesterday.

Summer, for instance. From May  to September, churches invite special speakers and singers to challenge, teach, and encourage the Christian family. Camp meetings and revivals are busy yet rewarding times during the summer months. With Christmas and all its busyness approaching, do not let the progress of the summer be left behind.

Praise the Lord for the help He has given this year in camp meetings and revivals!

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