The 2017 Triennial Convention was a powerful time of Advent Christians coming together to engage in reporting, discussion, vision casting and serious business. All of these things were accomplished in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. I have to say a huge thank you to all of the staff at ACGC and their many hours of preparation and dedication to serving during the convention, not to mention the clean-up and putting away afterwards. (Special appreciation to four young pastors from New England and the Summer Ministry Team who helped late into the night on Wednesday).
(L to R) Jefferson Vann, Jeffrey Hamilton, Penny Vann, Elena Hamilton, Elizabeth Vann Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton.
JEFFERSON AND PENNY VANN
On Sunday, July 2, Jefferson and Penny Vann spoke at the Lone Star Advent Christian Church, Clifton Forge, Va., while staying at Camp ACCOVAC. The Vanns had a great time of worship and fellowship with the congregation and send their thanks to the church and the campground staff for their hospitality and for making their week in Virginia amazing.
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News from our Africa Europe Area Director Bryce Whiting
(April 11, 1979 – July 6, 2017)
Our mission office received news on July 6 that our dear friend and Malawi Conference President Rev. Samuel Sosono went to the hospital with reported high blood pressure and diabetes. We learned later that day that he had died. This is a tragic blow to Samuel’s very young family and to the family of God in Malawi. He was a much loved servant-leader, known especially for exhibiting gentleness as a fruit of the Spirit.
Resource Center: A week at Piedmont Camp 2017
Last week, I had the privilege of taking part in Piedmont Camp 2017 in Blowing Rock, N.C. This particular campground holds a special place in my heart. As a child, I spent vacations there with my grandparents climbing rocks and looking for chipmunks. As a preteen, I spent my first week away from my parents as a G.A. camper. As a teen, I took on leadership roles for the very first time counseling young girls, leading devotions and planning camp activities. As an adult, it’s there where I met my husband and as a mom, it’s where I took my kids to camp for the very first time.