Pastor Ern Brake

Pastor Ern Brake

Adventists’ faith strengthened at Kootenay Camp Meeting

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The Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church held its annual camp meeting at the end of May in the local church.

The speaker was Pastor Ern Brake from Abbotsford, who is the ministerial director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in B.C.

He began his series on Friday evening with his personal testimony explaining how he changed from being an avowed atheist to a Christian.

On Sabbath morning, Dr. Sid Kettner led out in our Bible discussion focusing on a “Brand Plucked from the Burning.”

Brake used the worship hour to help us focus on the adventures that God has in store for all Christians as they follow His leading.

The remainder of the Sabbath took us from “Incredible Answers to Prayer” to napkin evangelism. Our speaker showed us how to diagram our beliefs on a napkin so that we have a way to introduce our faith to those we may meet in restaurant surroundings or other informal settings where we are constrained by time and circumstances.

The meetings were blessed with excellent music including an orchestra, a harp and a German choir, as well as local vocalists and the Creston church strummers, who collectively play violin, accordion, saxophone, mouth organ, guitars and flute.

We had visitors from our local community and also from Calgary, Nelson, Trail, Cranbrook and south of the border.

It was a very stimulating, uplifting and enjoyable camp meeting.

— MARJ COMM