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Camp 2017 Report

Camp meeting services are archived on the Media page. Only Speical music and the main messages are archived.

Once again, the Pilgrim Nazarene Church Family Camp was held at the beautiful Garner Creek Retreat Center in Dickson, Tennessee, on August 1 – 6. It is always exciting to turn off of I-40 and make that drive out to the campground. For the past eight years, we have called this place home for our camp and conference, and it just keeps getting better.

We started on Tuesday morning, and Bro. Clair Sams brought a powerful message from the book of Isaiah titled “Bow Before the Branch.” In the evening service, Bro. Mike Yancey preached a challenging message on “Keeping the Windows Clean.” PNC Camp 2017 was off to a good start. Throughout the meeting, our hearts were stirred and challenged by the Word of God brought by our evangelists.

Larry and Trisha Jewett ministered to us in song. Their music inspired and encouraged us all week. We loved them so much that we have asked them to come back in 2019! It was also good to have a great instrument section again this year. The sounds of brass and strings were a great complement to the worship services each day

Our youth were ministered to by Caleb Crouch, a senior in the ministerial department at Hobe Sound Bible College. We were thankful for the assistance of Clayton and Emily Skiles, assistant pastors at Durant, Oklahoma, with the youth activities through the week. Harrold and Bronwyn Taylor were our children’s workers again this year. They always do an exceptional job, and the children love them!

Each year we welcome the different Bible Colleges to our Camp. We were honored to have God’s Bible School, Hobe Sound Bible College, Penn View Bible Institute, and Union Bible College. These young people and their sponsors add so much to the camp, and we appreciated them coming to minister and represent their respective schools.

Our very own Shirley Fogleman was able to attend and presented her passion for Papua New Guinea in a very special missions service. Mike Covington presented the need of housing at the Bible School in PNG and following the service, fifteen of our people signed up to go to PNG and build the new teacher’s house. We are excited about what God is doing!

On Wednesday afternoon of the camp, we held our annual conference. We were able to complete all of the necessary work in two and one-half hours. Pastors and elders reported and the work of the ministerial boards was presented and passed. On Saturday morning, Minister’s Licenses were given to Aaron Johnson, Rick Bork, Clayton Skiles and Caleb Crouch. The conference also unanimously voted to restore Elder’s orders to Don Steele, pastor of our DeRidder, Louisiana, church.

There are so many people that work behind the scenes to make a camp successful. Carmelita Turner skillfully served once again as our registrar. Jered Gardner and Jerry Esparza handled the audio and visual aspect with grace and patience. Jeff and Angie Jackson and the entire staff at Garner Creek were outstanding and very accommodating again this year.

As we packed up and drove up Sam Hollow Road, we thanked the Lord for coming and blessing us with another wonderful camp and for the victories that were won. Calls were answered, burdens were lifted, friendships were formed and God was glorified! Until next year… Camp Reporter