Friday, July 5, 2013

Overseer's Insight: July 2013

Dear Saints,

The first weekend of June finalized Men’s Retreat.  As stated last month, the men had a blessed time.  It can certainly be said that our first Men’s Retreat at our new Campground was a total success.  The power of God was so evident throughout the whole Retreat.  I am confident that the men are already planning for next year!

The following weekend after Men’s Retreat was Camp Focus and Camp Clean-up, in preparation for Summer Camps.  Thank all that came out and helped in getting our Campground ready.  Two weeks later, we had our Camp Open House.  A number of people showed up to see the many improvements that have been made at the Campground since last year.  People are simply amazed at what has been accomplished in one year’s time.  Again, several people stayed a night or two and helped in preparation for Summer Youth Camp.  All of the work that is done is so appreciated.  If you know of any groups that would be interested in using our facility, please contact Brother and Sister Gaines at (509) 658-1013   Our goal is to have the Campground open year round.


Summer Youth Camp is just around the corner.  From July 7th to July 21st, we will be hosting Senior Camp, PeeWee Camp, Junior Camp, and Yak Camp.  We are excited that all of our Camps will be at our new Campground!

I cannot stress enough the importance of making sure that all of our Youth can go to Camp.  This will take some planning and sacrifice on our part, but it will certainly be worth it.  Our goal is for our young people to truly say, “That I might know Him…”  Yes, our prayer is that Camp will be a place where all will Encounter God, Experience God and Exalt God!

Please join us in prayer that our Summer Youth Camps will be a place where our Youth will experience a mighty outpouring of His Spirit.  Please make sure that the youth in your church and those in your family have a way to attend Summer Youth Camp.  Camp can also be a way to reach those youth that do not attend Church.  I cannot think of a greater investment for the Youth of our generation!

Now is the time to begin planning for State Convention. As in the past, Convention will be held at the Red Lion in Kennewick, Columbia Center. It will be on August 23-25, 2013. We are pleased to announce that Sister Kathy Creasy, International Children’s Ministries Director, will be our special guest speaker from the International Offices! You will definitely be blessed by her ministry.  Sister Creasy will be having a special session for Children’s Workers, so please make sure that all Children’s and Youth workers attend.  I feel that this is going to be a Blessed Convention!  So, Please make plans now to Attend!

I would encourage you to call the Red Lion and make reservations as soon as possible, to be assured of a room. The Red Lion has extended a special rate to us, $86.95/night.  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.  

You can also make on-line Reservations through the internet at the Red Lion website  

Please keep in mind that the special group rate cut off date is July 23, 2013.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Events Calendar for 2013
July 7-12                      Senior Camp - Camp Roganunda (Shelly Symonds, Director)
July 12-14                    PeeWee Camp - Camp Roganunda (Ramon & Icela Maldonado, Directors)
July 14-19                    Junior Camp - Camp Roganunda (Robert & Pam Murkerson, Directors)
July 19-21                    Yak Camp - Camp Roganunda (Bill & Cindy Davison, Directors)

August 23-25               Washington State Convention - Kennewick (Red Lion Hotel)
                                     Special Speaker:  Sister Kathy Creasy

Sept. 12-15                  Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Boise, ID (Church Administration)
Sept. 13-15                  Alaska State Convention – Anchorage
Sept. 20-22                  Family Camp – Camp Roganunda (Bill & Cindy Davison, Directors)

Oct. 24-27                   Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Kirkland (Educational Ministry of the Church)

"Designed For God's Greatness"
Bishop/Dr. Don Knoblich



There is a great deal of excitement about having our own Campground. The Camp Board feels like now is the time to have our own Camp Logo. For that reason, we are introducing a Contest for you to enter to design our Camp Logo. Please feel free to be as creative as you would like in designing the Logo. Remember, the Name: "Camp Roganunda" should appear somewhere on the Logo. We are excited about what inspiration that the Lord will give you in designing the Camp Logo. ( Please note this is NOT for Camp Kairos. It is Camp Roganunda, Inc.)

With His Blessings,

Camp Roganunda, Inc. Board of Directors

CONTEST RULES: Logo must be an original design. Submissions can be made by original artwork (no larger than 8 ½ X 11 please),
a JPEG or a PDF
Artwork will be previewed and judged by the Board of Directors for Camp Roganunda, Inc.
Artwork will be anonymous to Board Members until after the judging takes place. (Artists will remain confidential until winner has been announced to Board Members.)
The winning artist of the contest will be announced at State Convention during the Camp Kairos boost on the Convention Program.
The winning artist will receive one (1) year free tuition to Camp Roganunda activities. (ie. Family Camp (1 person only), Teen Retreat, Men’s Retreat, Yak Retreat, and Summer Camp)
Contest is open to all ages. ( If contest winner is above the age for youth camps and youth retreats, the tuition can be transferred to a youth camp age person.)
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO: Sherry Johnson 19650 4th Avenue SW
Normandy Park, WA 98166
Submissions are to be received no later than July 22, 2013, the closing date of the contest.
(If you send via snail mail, please make sure it is postmarked by that day to be eligible)
Sherry Johnson Get started today! Time is ticking !