Pastor Josue Molina (Creston/Cranbrook churches)

Pastor Josue Molina (Creston/Cranbrook churches)

Spiritual feast enjoyed at Seventh-day Adventist meeting in Creston

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The last weekend of May holds special significance for the members of the Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church when they gather together with other Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Boundary-Kootenay region of Southern BC.

Every year since 1978, Creston has hosted the annual Kootenay Camp Meeting, which was well attended this year. Visitors and participants from Trail, Nelson, Castlegar, Invermere, Cranbrook, Bonners Ferry and the local community gathered together at the Canyon Community Hall where overnight camping was also available.

Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Mark Johnson was the guest speaker. His theme was “Hope and Wholeness, through the Word, Witness and Worship”, which challenged those present to be relevant and active in their communities as they seek to bring hope to an increasingly hopeless world.

Music always plays a big part in these camp meetings, thanks to music co-ordinator, LeeAnn Nawalkowski. The organizers are also indebted to Anita Stushnoff who always gives generously of her time and talents. The orchestra and mass choir bring together participants from the surrounding areas and add something special to the program. It was also a delight to have some young people sharing their musical talents throughout the meetings.

Good food and fellowship added to the superb spiritual feast, leaving everyone with lasting memories of a time well spent together.