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Saturday Ordinance Service

July 15, 2017

Ordination: Darrel Lee read Titus 1:5-9 and 2 Timothy 1:6, and commented that when it comes to ordaining, there is both a call and criteria that must be met. Following his comments, a prayer of ordination was prayed over Olusola Adesope, the pastor in Pullman, Washington, and Joshua Idowu, the new pastor in St. Louis, Missouri.

First Special: Peter Moberg, accompanied by the strings of the orchestra, sang “How Beautiful.”

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Frances Odudu...

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Saturday Sing-a-Long on the Front Lawn

July 15, 2017

The congregation was thankful for beautiful, sunny weather on July 15, which meant the annual Sing-a-Long on the front lawn of the tabernacle could actually be held there once again this year. Friends and families set up seating areas on blankets and lawn chairs, and the snacks and coffee drinks seemed to flow freely. The music began shortly after 8:00 p.m. with several children’s songs led by Sarah Walden, including “The Lord’s Army,” “Jesus...

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Saturday Water Baptismal Service

July 15, 2017

The water baptismal service held on the last Saturday afternoon of camp meeting opened with two testimony hymns: “Sunshine in My Soul” and “Hallelujah! I Have Found Him.” After prayer, Darrel Lee asked the baptismal candidates to stand and be recognized by applause, and encouraged them with the assurance that God is able to sustain them through any challenges that lie ahead. Then Roxie Rael sang “Just a Sinner Saved By Grace.” The words...

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Friday Evening Service

July 14, 2017

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Dave and Justin Green and Rob Moen played “Be Thou My Vision” and “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” A ladies’ choir then sang “Rise.”

Testimonies: Kylie Lucescu testified that she was saved at the age of sixteen, and now that she is married and has a baby, God is still with her. Ade Asaya said she is thankful for the camp meeting when she received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Adebimpe...

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Friday Youth Service

July 14, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Beautiful One” and “My Jesus, I Love Thee.” The choir then sang “Days of Elijah.”

Testimonies: Moriah Copko said she is thankful that God spared her life when she was hit by a car as a young child, and for His help throughout her life. Jeff Bishop said he is thankful for his heritage in the Apostolic Faith Church, and for the opportunities to be used in God’s service. Goodnews Osunkwo ...

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Friday Morning Service

July 14, 2017

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “You Raise Me Up” and “Souvenir de Sarasate” on the violin. Then Mattias Tonning sang “All the People Said Amen.”

Testimonies: Lisa DeBusk testified that she was saved at camp meeting forty years ago, and she is thankful that her children are serving the Lord and raising their children in the Gospel. Philomena John said this is her first time to come to Portland camp meeting, and after asking God for a special...

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Thursday Evening Service

July 13, 2017

Prelude: A flute ensemble played “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” and “Comedian’s Gallop.” A ladies’ quartet from Portland then sang “Light from Heaven.”

Featured Testimonies: Jim White told how he hitchhiked across the United States as a young man, and the Lord led him to relatives who shared the Gospel with him, and God saved him. Zenaida Ruiz (pictured above) said she was saved at age seventeen, and sanctified and baptized in 1972 during the Portland ...

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Thursday Bible Teaching

July 13, 2017

Prelude: A youth strings group played “Concerto in E Minor” and “He Is Exalted.” Pierre and Josh Hancock (pictured above) then sang “He Will Pilot Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Keith Shults said last Wednesday the Lord saved him, and last night He sanctified him. Francis Odudu stated that he found all he sought for in Jesus when he gave his heart to Him in 1978, and he is thankful the Lord recently saved two of his children. Nne George...

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Wednesday Evening Service

July 12, 2017

Prelude: A double string quartet played “Surely the Presence,” “Intermezzo,” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Gary and Kristi Riler then sang “Daystar.”

Featured testimonies: Dealyn George (pictured above) said the Lord kept him saved and safe in Liberia during the war and He trusts the Lord to do both in Nigeria amidst the current terrorism threat. Julie Lucescu said the baptism of the Holy Ghost brings guidance, comfort, and strength, and encouraged others to seek...

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Wednesday Youth Service

July 12, 2017

Prelude: the orchestra played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “Lord, Reign in Me.” Then the choir sang “How Great is Our God” with portions sung in English, Spanish, Korean, Romanian, French, Yoruba, and Tagalog.

Featured testimonies: Josh Friesen testified that he came to camp meeting expecting, and God did not disappoint; he received his sanctification. Hunter McCarville thanked God for saving him five years ago, and for bringing clarity to some matters he was confused about....

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