Sunday, August 16, 2009

My Blessing
by Geraldine Neighbors
Boonville Wesleyan Church

Lord, you blessed me with three wonderful boys,
and a darling little girl.
Now what more could a mother want,
In this old sinful world.

But I cried and prayed to you dear Lord,
And asked, "How can this be?"
My little girl can't speak a word,
Why did this happen to me?

Then I prayed and asked you Lord,
To help my baby talk.
But, I looked around me in this old world,
And said, "Thank you Lord. my baby can walk."

Here's a child with twisted legs,
She will never run and play.
This little girl will never hear,
Or see the light of day.

My baby can't say "Mommy, I love you"
And if she does it will be your touch.
But you gave her two loving arms,
Sparkling eyes, and a smile that can say so much.

Dear Lord I'm not asking you
to take my burden away.
I just Thank You Lord, and ask you,
To help us from day to day.

Poem submitted by Renee Lunenburg.
Renee is active
in the ministries at Boonville Wesleyan &
also has a music ministry of her own.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Final Thoughts on Camp Meeting 2009

Another Camp Meeting has come and gone. I hope everyone was encouraged and blessed at the meetings as I was this past week. I don't have total figures for the entire week, but we had 87 in attendance on Sunday night. We welcome Chandler General Baptist Church to our camp this year. Please remember our Camp in your prayers throughout the coming year. Rev. Russel Coffee is scheduled for 2010 and the Johnny Blair family for 2011. Stay tuned for future events throughout the year. A special thank-you goes out from myself and the camp board to all who helped and participated to make 2009 a great and uplifting meeting...keith 1 Cor 13

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Camp Board Elections 2009

The Chandler Interdenominational Holiness Camp Board of trustees held its annual election Saturday night August 8th, at 6:00PM. Mr. Jeff Knirs of Boonville Wesleyan Church was elected to replace the retiring Dick Bosma as a trustee. Congratulations Jeff and thank you Mr. Bosma for many years of faithful service to our camp.All other officers remained the same and can be found on the left hand column of this blog.

Friday, August 7, 2009

More Pictures from Camp Meeting 2009

A special thanks to all our musicians and singers who helped with the services in this year's camp meeting!We were not able to get pictures of everyone, but appreciate everyone who helped out this week so far. We also appreciate Rev. Dennis King and Evangelist Rev. Bob England for his timely and relevant messages. be sure to come to our healing service Saturday night in the Air Conditioned sanctuary across the street from the camp ground.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Reflections on Camp Meeting 2009

God met with us again in Camp meeting last light. I observed a General Baptist, a Nazarene, and a Wesleyan pastor praying with an individual at the alter. I thought to myself, this is what camp meeting is all about! This is a time we we as Christians can join together and take down the denominational barriers. Those of you who are church history buffs like myself remember reading about the great camp meetings of our past. The Camp Meeting at Cane Ridge Kentucky, known as the great revival, is noted in almost every history book about early America.(except maybe in our new government school textbooks) Beginning on Friday August 6, 1801, this meeting went on for a week. Twenty to thirty thousand people traveled by foot and horseback to attend. Lives were changed and people were divinely healed of their maladies. Francis Asbury said"The work of God is running like fire in Kentucky." This Saturday night service of Camp Meeting has been set aside as a special time of seeking God for healing. Those Christians like us who believe the Bible is still true believe that God still chooses to heal people at His will and choosing. Yes, I know He can work through doctors and circumstances, and sometimes does. Sadly the "dispensationalists" among us in the church world have relegated these acts to the past or the time of the apostles. Maybe that is why the hospitals are full and so many churches sit empty on Sunday Morning! I know God still heals because he healed me and others I know personally. Hope to see you at camp meeting this week...keith 1 Cor 13

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Stormy Night, but a Great Night in the Lord!

Another great time of preaching and singing last night. It was a unique night with Rev. Bob England preaching against a backdrop of thunder and lightning. I think the Holy Spirit may have added a couple of amens in there! Hope to be posting photos of nightly singing and testimony. Chandler Church of the Nazarene did an excellent job last night of providing special music. We have been blessed with excellent weather this year, so be sure to visit us this week You will be blessed for attending. Here is a photo our missionary speaker Jamie Friedrich took Monday night. The Bell family from Evansville will be helping with song service the rest of the week. See ya there!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Camp Off to a Great Start in 2009

We are already experiencing God's presence in our 2009 Campmeeting. Rev. Kenton Daugherty and his wife Jaquita led us in a special prayer service to kick off this years Campmeeting on Sunday night. Last night World Gospel Mission missionary, Ms. Jamie Friedrich inspired us with her presentation. She will soon be ministering in Uganda. Please keep her in your prayers. You can send your financial support to her at:
World Gospel Mission P.O. Box 948 Marion, IN 46952 Be sure to mark your check: Jaime Friedrich. Your can follow her blog or email her at: