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Stoneboro, 2015-the Children

The Children

The children at Stoneboro Camp have their very own tabernacle and services.

These services are held every morning and afternoon.

Mrs. Kelly Crouse was in charge of the children’s services during the second half of camp,

and her theme was The Lord’s Army.

(The first half was under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kunselman

and their theme was Adventures on Faith Mountain.)

The children’s workers do such a wonderful job!

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There was a lot of saluting!….

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Walking to the children’s service.

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One of the special events during Camp is the afternoon service when the children

come over to the big tabernacle and sing to us.

How thankful we are for all of the children!

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Parents have a great responsibility

to train their children in the way of the Lord.

Rev. Daniel Hardy, praying for these precious children.

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There is plenty of time for play on the grounds.

Climbing on the railings around the Book Store.

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Lots of little girls, and baby dolls and baby strollers.

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This little one is usually being pushed in her own stroller,

but she is enjoying pushing the baby buggy.

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There was squirt gun activity on the hot days.

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We love our children!

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Matthew 18:1-6

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying,

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him,

and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,

and become as little children,

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,

the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoso shall receive one such little child

in my name receiveth me.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,

it were better for him that a millstone

were hanged about his neck,

and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

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Garden Harvest

A Garden Harvest

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What a pleasure to walk out to the garden and hen house

and return with a plentiful harvest

of good things to eat and enjoy!

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Psalm 119:103

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste!

yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

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Stoneboro Campmeeting, 2015

Stoneboro Campmeeting, 2015

The Healing Service

One of the special services that are held each year at the camp

is a healing service.

Rev. Wm. Cope, our conference president conducted the service.

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Anyone who has a physical need can come to the altar and

have special prayer made for them.

A good number of people came forward to be anointed

 and prayed for.

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A select number of elders of the conference

anointed each one and prayer was made for each.

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 James 5:13-15

“Is any among you afflicted?

let him pray.

Is any merry?  let him sing praises.

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Is any sick among you?

let him call for the elders of the church;

and let them pray over him,

anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

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And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,

and the Lord shall raise him up;

and if he have committed sins,

they shall be forgiven him.”

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Stoneboro Campmeeting-2015

Stoneboro Campmeeting, 2015

Around the Grounds

We have just returned home after attending 10 days of Campmeeting

on the Stoneboro Camp Grounds,

located at Stoneboro, PA.

This will be the first of a number of posts on this years gathering.

This religious, holiness gathering is held every year on these grounds,

just as it has for the last 100 + years.

Our family has been coming here for the last 43 years, missing only 1 year-

the year our youngest child was born on August 2, 1990,

while we were living and pastoring in Sacramento, California.

These grounds hold many memories for us,

as well as for many others.

These are just some random photos of people around the grounds.

Dusk has begun to fall,

the bell for the evening service has rung,

and folks are heading to the tabernacle,

located in the middle of the grounds.

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Folks gathering into the tabernacle.

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Much visiting takes place on the grounds between services.

There is no lingering on the grounds while services are in progress-

no sitting on porches, or unnecessary walking about.

People must be in the services or

resting in their rooms.

A good rule, don’t you think?

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Walking across the grounds.

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Eveline McHugh and Don Kjellberg, chatting.

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The Millers and Duvalls visiting.

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Tim and Shirley Sloniger.

Campmeeting time is a wonderful time to meet and visit

with long-time friends.

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The Rev. R. Mark Miller,

Our former Missions and Pioneer Director-A Good Man-

(Is that his wife’s purse he is carrying?)  Yes, a good man.

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Families heading over to the Dining Hall.

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The long line to enter the dining hall.

This year we were not in it!

I cooked, and we ate in our trailer this year.

Husband says that I have never cooked so many meals

in a row for him in my life!

(He is probably right!)

About 400 meals are served every meal time.

It is a wonderful blessing for families with children,

no cooking for 10 days!

A nice vacation from cooking for Mom!

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The Allegheny Wesleyan College display

just outside the book store.

 

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Check back here in the next few days for more photos of

Stoneboro Camp, 2015.

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Deuteronomy 7:9

“The Lord thy God, he is God,

the faithful God,

which keepeth covenant and mercy

with them that love him.”

 

 

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A Sunday Song

 

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More About Jesus

More about Jesus would I know,

More of His grace to others show,

More of His saving fullness see,

More of His love who died for me.

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More about Jesus let me learn,

More of His holy will discern.

Spirit of God, my Teacher be,

Showing the things of Christ to me.

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More about Jesus in His Word,

Holding communion with my Lord,

Hearing His voice in every line,

Making each faithful saying mine.

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More about Jesus on His throne,

Riches in glory all His own;

More of His kingdom’s sure increase;

More of His coming, Prince of Peace.

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More, more about Jesus;

More, more about Jesus;

More of His saving fullness see,

More of His love who died for me.

Words by Eliza E. Hewitt, 1887

Music by John R. Sweney, 1887

We are at Stoneboro Campmeeting for these 10 days, and this song is the main reason that we, as a family, are there-so we can learn more about Jesus, who gave His life for us, that we may know Him in all of His fullness.

Have you ever attended a Holiness Campmeeting?  It is a wonderful place to draw away from all of the hustle and noise of this world, and draw close to God, and hear His voice.

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2 Peter 3:18

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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