Dedicated literature evangelists descended on the grounds of Pennyrile State Park in Dawson Springs, Ky., for a weekend of rest and rejuvenation. On Thursday evening, August 9, 2018, the early arrivals gathered for a delicious meal served by Colleen Miller. Friday brought the opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery on one of the many hiking trails, or partake in water activities: kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.
As twilight bathed the park, recreation ended, and the participants convened for the first sacred service of the weekend. Lively singing interspersed with testimonies of God’s goodness began the meeting, followed by an exciting student canvasser’s testimony of how God changes hard hearts. To conclude the night, Keith Reid spoke on the importance of maintaining a lifestyle of witnessing.
Sabbath morning, James Hord led a profound discussion of the Sabbath School lesson. The divine worship service commenced with a testimony from overseas of how God has people just waiting to embrace the truth. Steve Rose, Conference vice-president for administration, presented practical tips on preparedness for the latter rain. Later that afternoon, the literature evangelists and their families spent time with God in nature and Bible study.
As the Sabbath hours ended, the group gathered for one last sacred convocation, featuring testimonies from Bible workers and a vision for unity that would bring the coming of Jesus ever nearer. Tim Barker spoke on the man at the pool of Bethsaida, and the importance of not just leaving books behind, but helping those in need along the way. Everyone thanked Rocky and Rachel Davis who hosted and organized the event.
After the meeting had ended, many individuals spent time basking in the joy of what God had accomplished. The next morning, everyone went home rejuvenated and ready to do the work the Lord called them to do.
Kentucky-Tennessee | October 2018