It has been quite some time since we have had the opportunity to meet. Due to the ramifications of the global pandemic, most of us have had to attend church online every week, and our last two Manitoba-Saskatchewan Camp Meetings have had to be virtual.
But there is something unique and precious about reuniting at Camp Whitesand! We have an opportunity to reconnect with one another. And for those attending for the first time, we look forward to meeting you and worshiping God together.
I’m sure the last several years have been trying for all of us. Camp Whitesand has been quiet without the sounds of praise and the gospel preaching reverberating in the auditorium, tents, and classrooms.
When we lose something we have loved for years, such as Camp Meeting, we realize what an enormous blessing this gathering is in our lives!
The Bible is clear about the importance of coming together: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25
As we get closer to Jesus’ second coming, we must focus on winning more people into God’s Kingdom. I believe it is equally critical that we gather as believers here at Camp Meeting for worship and fellowship as we learn more about walking in God’s love. Our communities desperately need to hear our church’s message.
Years ago, one of my favourite musicians, Andrae Crouch, penned a beautiful song called “Jesus is the Answer.” This song has simple lyrics, but the message is as relevant today as it was when he composed it:
Jesus is the Answer for
the world today,
Above Him, there’s no other.
Jesus is the Way.
May Jesus be the center and the sole purpose of our gathering.
Pastor Larry Hall
July 8-10, 2022
Larry received his master’s degree in religion with a focus in Church History from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He is particularly fascinated by the intersection of
science and theology and has a degree in Geophysics. He has taught in the SDA school system, public school system, and Religious Studies Department at Burman University. He has also pastored across Canada and before retirement worked for the church in Administration in the Alberta Conference as VP of Administration and Ministerial Director. Larry is married to Janet (retired educator) and they have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. They have retired in Terrace, BC to be near their family. Some of his favourite hobbies include, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, and reading.
Pastor Paul Llewellyn
Secretary/Vice-President for Administration for the SDACC
July 11, 2022
Paul Llewellyn hails from the lovely Island of PEI. Grew up in a military household and I got to see God slowly bring my whole family to know Jesus. Paul started serving the church in education and moved into teaching Bible Class and Chaplaincy. Eventually moving into pastoral ministry and then into administration. God has always led in a most amazing way as my wife and I have learned to trust in His leading. No matter where God plants us, He will never leave us or give us up.
Pastor Ern Brake
July 12-16, 2022
Grew up in a Canadian Air Force family in Nova Scotia, France, Germany, and Atlantic Canada. He was converted from atheism to Adventism at the age of 20 while attending Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After earning a Theology degree from Burman University, Alberta, Canada, Ern pastored for 25 years, first in Newfoundland, then in British Columbia.
During this time, Ern received a Masters of Divinity and a doctorate degree from Andrews University, Michigan, USA, where the focus of his studies included how the church can engage secular postmodern seekers.
Ern also served eleven years in the BC Conference office in overlapping ministries such as the Ministerial Director, Health Ministries Director, Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning. Ern served as the Vice-President for Administration/Executive Secretary for the British Columbia Conference for five years before retiring in 2021.
Ern has enjoyed teaching hundreds of audiences throughout Canada, United States, Bermuda and the Philippines on how to find God, health, happiness, and success through a harmony of habits that lead to inner confidence, strong faith and a keen sense of purpose.
Ern lives in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife, June, where he continues his ministry in building up people through writing, speaking, training, and coaching.
Paulie Rogers is co-founder of Restored With Love Ministries. She and her
husband, Kenny, live on a hay farm in the north-central region of Saskatchewan. Together they have restored an old Victorian Farmhouse in what has become the inspiration of her Bible Study: My House Renovated, One Room at a Time.
Thank you for all who came to Camp Meeting this year. We hope you were blessed!