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God has created so many amazing and delightful insects and “creepy crawlies” from which we can learn amazing lessons about ourselves and about God! Find all of the hidden insects …

Point of View

Let’s Make It Happen!


When I was a boy my family and I attended an evangelistic series by Joe Crews in the city of San Antonio, Texas. At the end of that series my …

To Your Health

Childhood Obesity: A Challenge and an Opportunity


I’m not a fan of secular television, and rarely spend time watching it. But one day during an out-of-town trip I flipped on the TV in my hotel room, only …


Always Faithful, Always Good


Looking back at my life, I’ve realized that God used one special ministry to romance me and completely capture my heart: summer camp. My summer camp journey began when I …

Pass it On

Summer Camp, A Ministry That Impacts Lives


Summer 2003—It was my first summer camp, fresh from teaching theology, and I was entering a world I will never forget. Arriving at the camp, I found an alternate reality …

Visión Hispana

Campamentos de Verano


Calendario de Verano (PDF: 161 KB) Arkansas-Louisiana Camp Yorktown Bay, Mountain Pine, Ark. Camp  Edades           Fecha Cub Camp      7- 9     Junio 14-21 Junior Camp  10-12 Junio 21-28 Pathfinder Camp      …

Campamentos 2015


Calendario de Verano (PDF: 161 KB) Asociación Arkansas-Louisiana Abril 24-25 Campamento familiar del Sur – Hammond, LA Donde: South Louisiana Convention Center, 44364 S Coburn Rd. Hammond, LA 70403 Oradora: …


10 Amazing Creatures


There are about 950,000 different species of insects in the world. It’s amazing to think about how God created each and every single one of them, whether big and fuzzy, …

2015 Summer Camp Schedules


Download printable Summer Camp schedules (PDF: 468 KB) Arkansas-Louisiana Camp Yorktown Bay, Mountain Pine, Ark. Camp  Ages    Date Cub Camp      7- 9     June 14-21 Junior Camp  10-12 June 21-28 …

Thinking of Summer Camp?


As a parent, you may be thinking about sending your child to summer camp this year. Perhaps there are several questions you have as to why you should let your …

Win a FREE week at camp!


When you're in the great outdoors, no matter where you go, it seems like you're bound to run into one of those creepy, crawly critters.  Summer camp is a great …

Cowboy and Biker Rally October 2-4, 2015


Cowboy camp is where horse lovers, bikers, and old-fashioned cowboys and cowgirls come together and fellowship in the beauty of holiness. The Cowboy and Biker Rally is an opportunity be …

2015 Camp Meeting Schedule


Download printable camp meeting schedule (PDF: 391 KB) Arkansas-Louisiana Conference April 17-18         South Louisiana Camp Meeting – Hammond, LA Where: South Louisiana Convention Center, 44364 S Coburn Rd. Hammond, LA …

Quotes from Summer Camp Campers and Staff

Nicole, Camper There has never been any other place where I have actually felt accepted, loved, comforted and safe. Summer camp is my second home and I grow closer to …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Pathfinder Bible Bowl


Shreveport, La. » On February 28, 2015, the Shreveport South church hosted the top six Pathfinder Clubs for the final play-off in the Conference-wide Bible Bowl.  New Orleans Marrero, under …

International Food Fair at Bonnerdale SDA Church


Bonnerdale, Ark. » Where would you go to experience the culture and cuisine, taste the food and drink, check out the music, dress, and sights and sounds of thirteen countries …

Camp Yorktown Bay Celebrates 50 years


Through the direct providence of God, it has been 50 years since Camp Yorktown Bay admitted its first camper. Things have changed—but God is still in control at Camp Yorktown …

Camp Meeting History


From my earliest memories, camp meetings have been a wonderful time of fellowship, spiritual emphasis, great preaching, and great music. Spiritual instruction, insights, and inspiration came through in every department. …

Heber Springs Church Celebrates Love


Heber Springs, La. » Love was in the air in February as the Heber Springs church celebrated a “Sweethearts Supper” and honored John and Rachel Smith, whose anniversary was February …

Houma Church Fishers Adventurer Club


Houma, La. » Throughout the month of December, the Houma church Fishers Adventurer Club solicited donations from church members. Items donated included socks, towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, …

Oklahoma Conference

Broken Arrow Student Commits His Life to Christ


Broken Arrow » Aaron Negrillo, eldest son of Ulysses and Jocelyn Negrillo, was recently baptized at the Broken Arrow church during a visit home from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, …

Wewoka Woods Summer Camp 2015


When young people are “plugged into Jesus” and “receive His power,” then, and only then, do they “experience the power” that God wants to so freely bestow upon them.  As …

Harrah Couple Find Love In Their Golden Years!


Harrah » Harold Bohr, 91, and Alice Thompson, 85, were recently married at Summit Ridge church in Harrah, Oklahoma. The wedding on December 14th, 2014, has proven once again that the …

Tulsa Adventist Academy Youth Lead Worship


Tulsa » Recently, Tulsa Adventist Academy youth blessed the Tulsa church by praising the Lord with songs and a delightful skit. The sermon was given by Jackson Whitaker, who spoke …

Grandmother Rose and the 1889 Land Rush


Broken Arrow » In 1889, the government held the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which the land had been divided into 160 acre plots, and the areas designated as towns were …

Southwest Region Conference

Lone Star Camp


Summer camp in the Southwest Region Conference has experienced steady growth over the last two years. This growth can be attributed to the dynamic and visionary leadership of Helvis Moody, …

Forest Hill Celebrates Black History


Forest Hill, Tex. » To kick off Black History Month, the youth of the Forest Hill church hosted David Anthony Johnson, a renowned musical artist and Martin Luther King Orator. The youth …

Musical In Motion at Forest Hill


Forest Hill, Tex. » On January 10, 2015, the youth of Forest Hill church presented a “musical in motion.” The program was composed of not only Forest Hill youth, but …

New Setting for Baton Rouge Berean’s Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings


Baton Rouge, La. » The average church’s Wednesday night prayer meeting consists of Bible study, prayer (of course), and a message from the pastor or his designee. However, Berean recently …

Texas Conference

A Place Where Young Lives Are Impacted


It was the summer of 2001 and my first as camp director at Nameless Valley Ranch. To be honest, I was terrified. The thought of being responsible for more than …

Constituency Notice


TEXAS CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS Notice is hereby given that the Quadrennial Session of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church (114 S …

60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration


Edwin and Ria (van Schalkwyk) de Kock were married in South Africa 60 years ago, the day after Christmas. Surrounding them were their parents, other relatives, and a few friends, …

Pineywoods Adventist Christian School Makes News!


Nacogdoches » Local TV station KTRE 9 ran a story on January 23, 2015, about school choice and how it could potentially affect East Texas private schools. Sharon Clark, principal …

Retirement Program for Pastor Joe McWilliam

Pastor Joe McWilliam has been serving both Kerrville and Fredericksburg churches for approximately two years.  He plans to move back to Northeast Texas as he and his wife, Pat, look …

Personal Ministries Makes a Difference in Grandview


Grandview, Tex. » Once in a while that thought crosses your mind, What can I do in service to God in a way that would make a difference? Perhaps you …

Texico Conference

Camp Meetings—Part of the Seventh-day Adventist Experience


As I was growing up, camp meetings were part of our Christian experience. I remember going to Corrales, N. Mex., from northern New Mexico for camp meeting. Many years, our …

Master Guides Learn Winter Camping Survival


Los Alamos, N. Mex. » About 20 brave souls gathered in the Jemez Mountains on January 16-18 to take part in the annual Master Guide winter camp out. During the …

Grants Church Float Wins First Place in Parade


Grants, N. Mex. » Listening to Kindergarten Sabbath School children enthusiastically sing “This Little Light of Mine” is a heart-warming and inspiring experience that brings smiles to the entire congregation. …

Look Upon Jesus


Española, N. Mex. » "Look Upon Jesus" was the theme for a special Week of Prayer presented by Edna Maestas at the Española Valley Bilingual church in Española on January …

Southwestern Adventist University

Faces Around Southwestern


“God has a good sense of humor,” says Karina Lima, a junior English and art major at Southwestern Adventist University. “My parents are in New York and I wanted to …

Southwestern Union

Outreach Training in San Antonio


San Antonio, Tex. » On February 5-8, in San Antonio, Texas, pastors and lay people from all over San Antonio and surrounding areas met for an outreach training in preparation …

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April 2015 Classified Ads

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April 2015 Announcements

“Ye Olde” Cedar Lake Academy Reunion will take place June 5-7, 2015 for alumni and classmates of 1965 and earlier at Great Lakes Adventist Academy, Cedar Lake, Michigan. Honor classes: 1935, …


April 2015 Obituaries

Foss, Phyllis Louise Jackson, born January 10, 1917 in Crookston, Minn., and died February 28, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. She was a member of the Summit Ridge church in Harrah, …

On the Record

Still a Ways to Go


Each year the April issue of the Record is dedicated to camp meetings and summer camps around our union. But every five years, a massive global “camp meeting” takes place—the …

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