This camp meeting has been one of the most blessed ones in many years. We have received much positive feedback from various people including members of our conference as well as guests.
The most noticeable aspect was related to the campground. Four new structures have been added to the collection of existing buildings. Each one is able to serve throughout the year for activities and programs led by various ministries and departments. All four-bathroom facilities have been upgraded, the Nature Center has been moved to a new beautiful location, and the Cedar Lodge has been modernized. Landscaping improvements and cabin restorations are other positive changes noticeable on the campground.
The second area that generated high satisfaction was the programming in the main pavilion and youth divisions. All the presenters had a unique perspective on the camp meeting theme, Come, Follow Me.
John Bradshaw, Don MacLafferty, Pearo Ackles, Gem Castor, and Rick Remmers created a spiritual environment for listening to God’s voice, learning to have a closer relationship with Him, and following Jesus’ call to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;”
(Matt 28: 19-20)
Dr. K’dee (Elsen) Crews and Amanda Anguish raised awareness relating to mental health, concentrating mainly on the practical biblical tools to reduce negative effects and improve and revitalize the mind in the context of the great controversy. Katherine and Roger Hernandez also had inspiring presentations about marriage and family relationships.
All the children and youth divisions provided excellent programs and activities to help our young people develop a godly character and good values. They also offered opportunities for fun activities and developing friendships.
The third reason for satisfaction has been the many volunteers and staff who sacrificed precious time and energy to contribute to an effective camp meeting. Camp Wakonda has always, and continues to exist, only becasue of the generosity of time and resources given by each one of us.
I also want to express my sincere gratitude to all the big-hearted donors who have contributed to the significant improvements at our camp. From the heavenly perspective, they make a difference for future generations of our children and youth.
It is now time to return to our homes, churches, and communities with a new commitment to follow Jesus and make more disciples. May God continue to bless our efforts to be His ambassadors and expand His Kingdom through love and grace.
Titus Naftanaila, President