Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

First Day of Camp Meeting Brings Good News

Betsy Graph from Graph Studio decorates the stage with beautiful floral arrangements.
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A little boy helps his dad set up their ministry's booth.
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Cheryl and Cherrie Anthony sing "He's More Than Wonderful" for special music at Wednesday evening's program.
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Emmanuel Quartet provide special music with "Fare Thee Well."
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Brad Thorp was guest speaker on Wednesday evening.
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Jaime Jorge blesses listeners with his renowned violin playing.
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Children in primary enjoyed playing a game at one of their stations.
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Juniors, led by Rob Snider, start off the evening with song service.
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Making new friends and learning fun facts about each other was a highlight for juniors.
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Earliteen attendees listen to an entertaining William Hurtado on Wednesday evening.
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Earliteen attendees listen to an entertaining William Hurtado on Wednesday evening.
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Senior youth open the evening with song service.
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Ken Rogers addresses a group of teens and talks about "What Would God Say?"
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Husband and wife duo, Brooks and Jaclyn Pruehs, lead the young adult group in praise.
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A young adult panel, facilitated by Nate Elias, discusses how someone of faith works in the area of pop culture at Wednesday night's young adult meeting.
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Nate Elias addresses the group of young adults.
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Camp Meeting 2013 kicked off Wednesday evening, May 22, on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. The theme this year is “Good! News in a Crumpled World” and features guest speakers Brad Thorp, president of the Hope Channel Network, and Dana Edmond, present of the South Central Conference.

 

Thorp was Wednesday’s speaker, encouraging listeners with how technology is a powerful tool for spreading the gospel and reminding them why we, as Christians and specifically Adventists, are here—for a mission to introduce others to Christ.

 

A small group of young adults met nearby at Collegedale Adventist Middle School, where Nate Elias, pastor of the LaGrange, Ga., and Pine Mountain Valley, Ga., churches, facilitated a panel discussion about how a person of faith works in the area of pop culture.

 

Other age-group programs included senior youth with guest speaker Ken Rogers, who presented on the topic of “What Would God Say?”; earliteen, who listened as William Hurtado talked about “defending your kingdom;” juniors, who learned about the first angel’s message with Rob Snider; primary, whose theme is “Following the Footsteps;” and kindergarteners, who eagerly listened as Andrew Shurtliff talked about Genesis 1:1.

 

Camp Meeting continues tomorrow with a full day of seminars, the Adventist Book Center’s sidewalk sale, and the evening programs.



Written by Britni Brannon, Communication assistant director
Photos by Jeremy Arnall, Britni Brannon, and Shana Michalek