Arkansas-Louisiana’s Second Master Guide Campout

June 30, 2023

MOUNTAIN PINE, ARK. – On April 13-16, 2023, Arkansas-Louisiana Club Ministry made history again by holding our second Master Guide Camporee at Camp Yorktown Bay. The theme was, “Press On Forward.” More than 240 campers from the entire Arkansas-Louisiana Conference territory attended. 

It was a great weekend where the Master Guides showed their abilities, skills and knowledge; but the most important thing was that the presence of the Holy Spirit was among us. Each day we had the opportunity to receive the Word of God from our main guest speaker, Nelson Silva. Through Silva we learned that we are in a world full of sin, but what man thinks is impossible, God makes possible.

The Holy Spirit was working in the hearts of the individuals and for the glory of God. Two young people made the best decision of their lives— they surrendered to Jesus! These young men told us that they had not planned to make this decision, but during this camporee, they felt the voice of God speaking to their hearts. 

Today, by the grace of God, they are members of our Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference, and they now wish with great joy to be able to share with others what God has done for them. May we continue to offer our young people opportunities for the dedication of service to the Lord.

By Juliana Mercado