Show Us Your Glory
CAPITAN, N.M. – The Texico Conference wrapped up another camp meeting at Bonita Park Camp and Conference Center this summer. The mountain-fresh air and fun camp activities were not the only highlights of the three-day camp meeting.
“This year’s camp meeting had something for everyone,” said Texico Conference President Lee-Roy Chacon. “The highlight of the weekend were the wonderful programs for the children, youth and young adults.”
Over 100 kids participated in an interactive children’s program that was full of outdoor activities including getting sprayed with water by the Bonito Fire Department. While the younger children enjoyed their program, 13-to-17-year olds participated in interactive activities with speakers Kevin Bruce and Stephen Carlile from Two Guys and the Word (TGATW) ministries.
“This year was our first-time meeting under a tent and the first time we had an entirely separate program just for our teens,” said Texico Conference Youth Director Mike Razon. “TGATW brought the house down with their praise and worship, inspiring messages, and hilarious Q&A session. The teens also enjoyed the zipline and ropes course, and we had our annual water balloon fight, which we hope will be an ongoing tradition.”
Tiago Arrais, a religion teacher at São Paulo Adventist University in Brazil, was the guest speaker for the young adult meetings. Focusing on the topic “following Jesus in the real world,” Arrias engaged the young adults in deep theological conversations. Coordinators of the young adult program were thrilled to see the attendance at the meetings double from last year.
On the adult side, the presentations were just as inspirational and reinforced the Camp Meeting theme, “Show Us Your Glory.” Messages were delivered by Upper Columbia Conference President Minner Labrador and Armando Miranda, Sr., former vice-president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
“Camp meeting is a great time for us to come together as a family of God and recharge, get inspired and equip ourselves for ministry,” said Texico Conference Executive Secretary/Treasurer Phil Robertson.
By Debby Márquez, Communication Director