Monday, August 5, 2013

Overseer's Insight: August 2013

Dear Saints,
During the month of July we finalized our four Youth Camps.  From the young people that attended, we had a total of 11 Saved, 24 Sanctified, 13 Filled with the Spirit, and 71 Water Baptized!  To God be the Glory for these experiences!  I had an opportunity to attend the Camps, and the comments I heard from many were, that “these Camps were some of the best ever.”  Everyone seemed to enjoy the heated out-door pool.  It was a real treat on some of the warmer days.  Thank you very much to our dedicated Camp Directors, Shelly Symonds, Robert and Pam Murkerson, Ramon and Icela Maldonado, Bill and Cindy Davison, and Camp Coordinators, Bob and Donella Gaines.  These hard-working individuals along with all of the supporting Staff at each Camp did a terrific job.  Now is the time to begin to make plans for next year’s Camps.  Your Youth will  not be disappointed!
We are blessed to have a new Camp Website.  Some of the Camp Pictures are posted there.  Please visit:
I am so excited about State Convention this year.  It will be here in just a few weeks!  I believe that the Lord has some very special things in store for all that attend.  As mentioned previously, 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 and your friends and family will definitely be blessed by her ministry.  Sister Creasy will be having a special session for Children’s Workers on Saturday, so please make sure that all Children’s and Youth workers attend. 
I would encourage you to call the Red Lion and make reservations.  Though the cut-off date for the Room Block was July 29th, if they have rooms, they may still honor the special rate of $86.95.  To make a reservation, call the Red Lion (509-783-0611), please tell them that you are with the Church of God of Prophecy.  You can also make on-line Reservations through the internet at the Red Lion website
Please spread the word that this year, all of our main messages will be translated in Spanish live from the platform.  We want all of our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters to share in the blessing of being at State Convention.  What a great time of fellowship we will have! Sister Knoblich and I are looking forward to seeing you there!!
Events Calendar for 2013
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)
Nov. 1-3                      Pastor’s Wives Retreat – Port Angeles area

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


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