Friday, July 8, 2011

Overseer's Insight: July 2011

Dear Saints:

Youth Camps
This last weekend, we finished up our Youth Camps.  Senior Camp was fabulous.  Senior Director, Shelly Symonds reports that were 10 saved, 20 sanctified, 7 Baptized in the Holy Spirit, and 9  that were Water Baptized.  Thank the Lord for these experiences!  Sister Palma Hutchinson was the Camp Evangelist.  She along with teachers Rob Judd and Shelly Symonds really ministered to the hearts of our young people.  The Yaker’s Camp had great classes with Sister Ruth Turner and Brother Rick Bear.  Brother Smith spoke in the evening services regarding the tactics of the enemy and the importance of keeping our vessels unspotted from the world.  He spoke on many issues that are facing our young people today.  Brother Bill and Sister Cindy Davison did a great job putting this camp together.  Junior Camp was also a blessing.  Sister Shuree was the Camp Speaker.  She did an excellent job relating to the kids.  Each evening several of the young campers were touched in a special way as they sought to draw closer to the Lord.  Brother Robert Allen and Sister Pam Murkerson, along with their staff were used of the Lord to minister to the juniors.  Our last Camp, directed by Ramon and Icela Maldonado was the PeeWee Camp.  Their were 28 PeeWee Campers registered.  They had activities going from sun up to sun down.  Again, all the staff did a superb job.  Our appreciation goes out to our cooking staff, headed  up by Sister Kaye Cabales.  They work hard in kitchen, making sure that our campers and staff are well nourished.  Our Camp Coordinators, Bob and Donella Gaines, are to be congratulated for another blessed Camping Season.  Thank you Brother Bob and Sister Donella for your dedication in the Camping Ministry.  Only heaven will record all the lives that were touched in Camp. 

Washington State Convention
Before long State Convention will be here, so please make sure that you have your rooms reserved! This year, Convention will be held at the Red Lion in Kennewick, Columbia Center. It will be on August 19-21, 2011.  Dr. Hector Ortiz, International Director, Center for Biblical Leadership, will be our special guest speaker from the International Offices.  Dr. Alvin Padilla, Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will also be with us during our Graduation Ceremony for those graduating from the Diploma Program!
Please make plans now to attend a glorious and spirit-packed Convention. I would encourage you and those in your church to call the Red Lion and make reservations as soon as possible, to be assured of a room.   Remember, last year, the rooms went fast.  Also, the cut-off date for rooms being held by the motel is July 19th.  When you call the Red Lion (509-783-0611), please tell them that you are with the Church of God of Prophecy to get the special group rate.

 Events Calendar for 2011
July 8-10                     Alaska State Convention -  Anchorage
August 19-21              Washington State Convention - Kennewick

Sept. 22-25                  Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Boise, ID
                                    (Introduction to Pentecostalism - Dr. Hector Ortiz)

Oct. 27-30                   Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary - Kirkland Family Church
                                    (Church & Community - Dr. Eliana Runyon)

“Seek Ye The Peace Of The City
Bishop/Dr. Don Knoblich

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