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Friday Bible Teaching

July 7, 2017

Prelude: Marcus Luka and Henry Parker played a trombone duet of “I’m Feeling Fine.” A children’s choir then sang “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” and “Awesome God,” with Isaiah Nedelcu as the soloist.

Featured testimonies: Rolland Deler, District Superintendent of Haiti Work, gave an update on the work in Haiti. He said there are now 142 Apostolic Faith churches in Haiti, and the headquarters church that is currently being constructed will be large...

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Thursday Evening Service

July 6, 2017

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “Abide with Me” and “Redeemed.” Then a ladies’ sextet sang “Stepping on the Clouds.”

Featured testimonies: Trisha Spakousky praised the Lord for healing her daughter who began having seizures several years ago and was diagnosed with a brain abnormality, but two years ago an EEG showed that the brain abnormality was gone. Cyril Agunn said he received distressing news from home on Tuesday, but prayed and by the close of...

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Thursday Bible Teaching

July 6, 2017

Prelude: Olamide, Olamiposi, and Olamidipupo Oso played a string trio of Vivaldi’s “Spring (La Primavera)” and “Blessed Assurance.” Then, Imelda and Maya Nedelcu sang “Your Name” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Featured Testimonies: Lordick Motshidisi (pictured above) said he tried to run away from the questions he had about God, but God kept calling after him until he prayed and was saved. Barbara McCormick said she received salvation seventy-one years ago after a...

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Wednesday Evening Service

July 5, 2017

Prelude: Roxie Rael played a violin solo of “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and “Wonderful Words of Life.” Then the California reunion choir sang “We Will Remember.”

Featured testimonies: Rosie Lambert told how the Lord healed her daughter when she was diagnosed with an incurable disease. Olutayo Onabolu thanked the Lord for sparing his life five years ago when he was in a car accident, and for healing his injuries. Adefemi Akpara praised God for His ...

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Wednesday Youth Service

July 5, 2017

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Blessed Be Your Name” and then the youth choir sang “The Sound of the Round.”

Featured testimonies:Shannon McCarville shared how the Lord saved her at age thirteen. Lee Arechy thanked God for guidance and making it possible for him to attend nursing school. Kelsey Hopper (pictured above) testified that when she was praying for the baptism of the Holy Ghost, she was self-conscious, so she asked God to give it...

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Wednesday Bible Teaching

July 5, 2017

Prelude: Claudia Hanson and Sungun Yune played a cello duet of “Be Still My Soul,” “Psalm 121,” and “Amazing Grace.” This was followed by Erin and Seth Morgan and Trisha Downey singing “I Got Saved.”

Featured testimonies: Surya Gajbhiv, who has oversight of sixty churches in northwest India, told how he came to be saved at the age of twenty-one. Seth Morgan said that since he was saved, God has been restoring and healing his...

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Tuesday Evening Service

July 4, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Americana Overture” and then accompanied the choir as they sang “America, the Beautiful.”

Featured Testimonies: Austin Baltzell said the Lord saved, sanctified, and then baptized him, and that the only reason he is alive today is because of God’s grace and love. Genevieve Ruiz said last year she requested prayer that all their children could come to camp meeting and the Lord did the impossible; they are all here this...

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Tuesday Bible Teaching

July 4, 2017

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played an oboe solo of “Here I Am to Worship” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” A combined branch church choir then sang “Our Only Hope.”

Featured Testimonies: John Jordan shared how the Lord saved him at camp meeting, on July 13, 1982. Tim Hammer said he was saved almost three years ago at home, and received his sanctification while lying in bed one night. Kimberly Joseph (pictured above) told...

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Midsummer Concert

July 3, 2017

The annual Midsummer Concert was held on Monday, July 3, and this year much of the music carried a patriotic theme. Director of Music Gary Riler presided over the program, which began with the brass section playing a piece titled “Centennial Fanfair” by John Zdechlik. Then Pastor Darrel Lee welcomed the audience and asked all to stand and sing the National Anthem, and the American flag billowed in a breeze as everyone sang.

The next...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 2, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, How He Loves You and Me” and “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “Testify.”

Featured Testimonies: Jon Cantrell gave thanks for his Christian heritage and is also thankful that he has the family of God to lean on. Don Scholz told how he and his wife were saved forty years ago, and praised God for keeping them through these...

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