All In The Family
ATHENS, TEX. – We are so excited to share about the amazing and Spirit-filled encounter we had at our Southwest Region Conference camp meeting at Lone Star Camp this past June 7-15. The 10 days were bedecked with life-changing encounters, one right after the other. The fellowship, the faith and the fun was more than we bargained for.
The praise and worship befitted that of an angelic tabernacle ensemble that refreshed our souls and ushered us into the presence of God. We had several choirs from different places that rendered an oratory of praise on both Sabbath afternoons under the direction of Buford Griffith III, Southwest Region Conference Education superintendent, who brought in the big names and also the up and coming.
The spoken word came to us from the throne room of God through anointed servants in the personhood of Emile Peeler, Debleaire Snell and, at the youth pavilion, Laurent Grosvenor and Morgan Medlock.
The God of heaven was having His way in the youth ministry under the leadership of Tyrone Douglas, who is the Southwest Region Conference youth director. Douglas, along with his Southwest Region Conference associate youth directors,Vanston Archbold and Carl Ming teamed up and worked with and for the young people. Lives were changed and souls were saved, so much so that on the last Sabbath we had 13 souls baptized at the youth pavilion.
As if that wasn’t enough for us, Calvin Watkins, our illustrious Southwest Region Conference president, made sure that all who were present were well fed by providing watermelon and our version of the “Feeding of the 5,000 Fish-Fry” on the last day of camp meeting.
May God continue to bless and keep us as we look forward to our next camp meeting. Until then: May the love of God enfold you; may the power of God protect you; and may the presence of God watch over you. Wherever you are, God will be, and all will be well.
By Carl Ming, Associate Youth Director