The 2023 Eastern Caribbean District Camp Meeting was held July 9-14, the first one held since 2019. In addition to the local congregation, fifteen delegates from four branch churches were also in attendance, as well as several members of the community.
The great news is that two young ladies in their early teens received salvation. Both of them have been regular attendees at Sunday school and youth activities, and the congregation was thrilled as the two ladies testified during the youth service on Wednesday evening.
Michael Anthony, the District Superintendent of Eastern Caribbean Work, gave the opening sermon from Jeremiah 29:11, emphasizing the words, “I know the plans I have for you.” Other camp messages included Domnick Frazer, who read John 5:1-9 and spoke on the topic “Don’t Miss the Move.” He asked, “Are we ready for a move of God’s Spirit? Are we in tune with God?” Dylan Penn used 1 Peter 1:7, 2:2 and Jeremiah 15:16 to preach on the topic “The Journey Requires Food.” He stated that “no matter what argument you make, Jesus is the answer,” and “your witness is not only in words, but in actions.” Pearl Smith spoke from Matthew 8:1-3 about “A Touch from the Master’s Hand,” and Sylvina Thomas gave a message titled “It Always Seems Impossible until It’s Done” from Philippians 4:13. Olulana Alofe, visiting from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, gave a teaching on “Types of Prayer,” including repentance, consecration, thanksgiving, and intercessory, along with several examples of each. Later, Shermaine Mason taught on the topic “Know Your Battle Plan,” using the armor of God as an illustration and sharing several methods to study and apply the Word. Finally, Brother Michael taught again on “Aspects of Prayer,” touching on the importance of forgiveness, wholeheartedness, faith, praise, and God’s strength.
All of the camp meeting services included lively singing and testimonies of victory, and on Friday evening, everyone enjoyed various musical renditions from individuals and ensembles. Camp meeting closed on a joyous note, with all happy that it had been possible to gather once more. Thinking of the global Apostolic Faith work, Brother Michael said that the saints in the Eastern Caribbean “are praying for camp meetings still to be completed this year.”