Forward to Zion
Hometown Camp Meeting 2015
Starts Wednesday evening, June 3, at 6:30
Continues through Sabbath evening, June 6
Come and Enjoy a Timely and
Powerful Camp Meeting
in a Peaceful Setting
Regarding our theme:
It is our conviction that our gracious Lord brought the Seventh-day Adventist Church into existence in order to prepare the world for His soon appearance. He has given us much light--our distinctive doctrines help people to navigate safely through the confusing theological and philosophical maze of these last days.
Our biblical teachings answer (or should answer) the questions and concerns that Postmoderns and Millennials are asking today. We simply must show our world how the Lord's truth is relevant and applicable to their everyday lives.
The Lord wants to use each of us to mingle with people as someone who authentically desires their good. He also wants us to be able to cooperate with His Holy Spirit when questions arise regarding meaning and purpose in life, the chaotic, violent and unpredictable world in which we live, whether or not there is such a thing as objective, timeless, abiding truth, and concerns related to the widespread breakdown of the family. We need to be able to have a loving, truthful, biblical response when the people in our lives have these kinds of questions and concerns.
Our speakers for 2015 have been chosen with much care. They come to us with much wisdom, love, and biblical scholarship. These men will endeavor to show us how to apply God's last-day message to the questions and concerns that people have. We must be able to rightly divide the Word of truth, and to give a reason for our faith. But we must also move beyond mere theory to personal application, for we are a prophetic movement; a chosen people, commissioned to seek out and save those whom our Lord is calling.
Please make plans now to join us for this very important camp meeting.
Pastor Richard O'Ffill is an author, revivalist and seminar speaker. Since 1988 his sermons have been distributed nationally and internationally by American Cassette Ministries. He is bi-lingual, having worked five years in the South American Division. Because one of the Holy Spirit's thrusts in the last days is to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers, the direction of his ministry has become basic.
Burning within him is a desire to see families restored by God's grace. This will be accomplished as God's people learn and exercise the fruit of the Spirit on a daily basis in their homes.
As a husband, father and grandfather, Pastor O'Ffill knows from experience that the Christian life must be lived at home. Because the church is an extension of the home, revival must start in the home before the church experiences it.
Richard O'Ffill has authored six books including the best seller, Lord Keep Your Mansions, Just Save My Children. He has written two books on prayer: Transforming Prayer and If With All Your Heart: A God-seekers Guide to Effective Prayer. Transforming Prayer and Lord, Keep Your Mansions have been translated into Spanish. His most recent book is Lord, Save My Church.
Pastor O'Ffill has worked on three continents and his ministry includes seven years at the General Conference. Richard is a sought after camp meeting, men?s retreat and revival speaker whose themes include prayer, men's issues, the family and practical Christian living. He is often seen on 3ABN television and the Hope Channel and is host of a weekly interview program for 3ABN radio.Pastor O'Ffill is the father of four grown children and is proud of his eight grandchildren. His wife Betty is a secretary for the Adventist Health System. They reside in Orlando, Florida.
Speaking Schedule for Richard O'Ffill
Friday, June 5, 10:45 am
Sabbath, June 6, 11:00 am
Edwin de Kock (1930- ) has written four books on prophecy: Seven Heads and Ten Horns in Daniel and the Revelation (2012); The Truth About 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy (2011), augmented by The Identity of 666 in Revelation (2012), a PowerPoint video; The Use and Abuse of Prophecy (2007); and Christ and Antichrist in Prophecy and History (2001, 2013).
Scholars as well as ordinary readers have delighted in his pleasant style, blended with research ranging over centuries. He displays a grasp of history, contemporary world affairs, and a polyglot culture that is unusual among writers on prophecy. He has also published in Afrikaans and Esperanto, the International Language. In the latter, he is one of its most famous poets. A good deal of his poetry has been translated into other languages, including English.
De Kock's fascination with prophecy and history is virtually as old as his Adventism, beginning in his native South Africa more than seven decades ago. It culminated in almost twenty years of intensive research, which is still continuing. He has academic qualifications in theology, literature, education, and speech. In Israel, on Crete, and in Europe, he visited great museums, cathedrals, art galleries, and important sites connected with the contents of his books.
He has lectured internationally and has been interviewed on radio and television in several countries, including the Esperanto service of Radio Vatican. This was explicitly about his Adventism, in 1985.
Professionally he was an educator for more than thirty-five years, in South Africa, South Korea, and the United States, especially as a college teacher. He finished this career as a writing professor at the University of Texas, Pan American, in 2000. His wife Ria, whom he married in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 26 December 1954, did the same kind of work at the same institution, from 2004 to 2112. Their sons André and Carl with their families also live in America.
Speaking Schedule for Edwin de Kock
Friday, June 5, 9:00 am
Sabbath, June 6, 9:00 am
In thirty three years of denominational work Pastor Bohr has served as a local church pastor, university theology teacher, conference youth/Pathfinder director and ministerial secretary and evangelist. Twice a year he teaches the class "Foundations of Seventh-day Adventist Theology" at the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism. He is also fluent in Spanish, and has a variety of topics available in both languages and is best known for his ground breaking series Cracking the Genesis Code, which is a result of 14 years of in-depth study.
In addition, Pastor Bohr has authored six books: Worship At Satan's Throne, Hidden Sabbath Truths, Prophecy's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Taken or Left?, Futurism's Incredible Journey, and Esperanza Para el Planeta Tierra. Stephen and Aurora have two children. Stephen is the technical director for Secrets Unsealed, and Jennifer lives with her husband in the Napa, CA area.
Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 4, 7:00 pm
Friday, June 5, 7:00 pm
Sabbath, June 6, 7:45 pm
Elias Baquero is a young man that has decided to dedicate his life to the Lord completely. Born into a family that had no strong ties to any one church or creed, religion was not something that affected his upbringing until, through the insistence of an uncle in 1996, his father decided to visit the Adventist church. As God would have it, the whole family started attending and was eventually baptized. However, Elias did not experience the need for a relationship with God, or at least did not acknowledge it until later in life. Finally, in 2009, Elias dropped out from college at the passing away of his mother due to medical malpractice and decided to stay home and help his father with his two younger siblings, who were 7 and 9 at the time. There began the slow transformation that would take place in his life. It still wasn't until another year and a half before the first total and complete surrender would take place that would alter the course of his life indefinitely. Since then he has understood his need of Jesus and that God has given him gifts and talents to share the knowledge that God has so freely given him. Having been trained at Wildwood Lifestyle Center, AFCOE, and Weimar Institute, he currently works at Weimar Institute as a therapist in the NEWSTART program, outreach coordinator for the Weimar Campus Church, and is also a student at the Weimar college double-majoring in Nursing and Theology. It is his passion to see lives changed by eternal truths and to present and expound upon the wonders of God's love and His creation.
Speaking Schedule for Elias Baquero
Thursday, June 4, 3:30 pm
Friday, June 5, 3:30 pm
Sabbath, June 6, 3:30 pm
Ron Goss was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church by a faithful mother in God?s remnant church. But Ron lost sight of the lovely Jesus and drifted deep into sin. Because of the goodness, mercy, and compassion of our loving Savior and the continual prayers of his dear mother for his salvation, Ron finally surrendered all to Jesus.
During his drifting time, Ron served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Afterward he went into law enforcement for the state of Maryland. One night while Ron was out in his patrol car the Holy Spirit spoke to him and said, ?Ron, you have been locking up people long enough, now I want you to set people free.? He knew then that God was calling him to full-time ministry for the Lord. Resigning from his 20-year job just five years short of earning full retirement, Ron and his wife, Pat, stepped out in faith to work for souls.
One morning while taking a shower listening to the news, he heard the words, ?put away your sword, and pick up your pen.? Ron did not realize what that meant until some years later. Since Ron and Pat started the ministry, Project Restore, by God?s leading, they have had the privilege to help produce over 70 million, 32-page four-color magazines and are now in the process of having printed millions of full-text Great Controversy books. Their goal is to place a Great Controversy into every home in the United States.
Ron has had the privilege to conduct evangelistic meetings and seminars in many places of the world for God?s glory. His burden is to arouse and awaken God?s remnant church out of their slumber before it is eternally too late and to help save a perishing world.His messages will challenge you to sense the nearness of our Lord?s return, and what you can do to be part of the faithful people here at the end of earth?s history.
Speaking Schedule for Ron Goss
Friday, June 5, 2:00 pm
Sabbath, June 6, 2:30 pm
Directions and Parking
The Hamilton-Williams Center is located on a hill on the South side of Spring Street, which connects with S. Sandusky Street. You can access the building on either the North (parking lot) side, or the South side. Meetings will take place in the Benes Room, which is located on the first floor of the Hamilton-Williams Center. You will have to take either the stairs or the elevator up to the first floor, in order to access the Benes Room.
Designated parking is on Spring Street, behind the Hamilton-Williams Center. You are permitted to park anywhere you want, however, unless it's handicapped parking or reserved parking. There is wheelchair access on both the North and South sides of the building.
Our lodging and dining will take place in the Smith Hall.
We will have golf carts running back and forth between Smith Hall and the Hamilton-Williams Center, if you need a lift.
If you get lost or need a ride, call Gus Foster at 330-607-5239
Reservations are now being taken for the following:
Air-conditioned units for 4 adults
Tasty vegan meals
Reservations are first-come, first-serve
To make reservations, call Leanne Lengerich at 812-621-8209
For more information, see our reservation page
Let us know if you are planning to attend the camp meeting, even if you do not wish to reserve. We are needing to get an idea of how many people to expect. Please email us or call us, and let us know if you plan to attend,and how many will be in your party.
Thank you so much!
The Camp Meeting begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday,
June 3, and continues through Sabbath evening,
**Check-in starts at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 3. Please go to the ground floor of Smith Hall, near the dining hall.
Bring your Bible, your desire to grow as a
Seventh-day Adventist, and your readiness to be
equipped for active soulwinning.
If you would like to be placed on the Forward to Zion email list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's programming will be provided for Cradle Roll,
Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior.
Earliteen students are asked to assist leaders.
The children's program will be held in the Hamilton-Williams Center, in close proximity to the Benes Room, where our main meetings will take place.
Parents are asked to remain in class with young children aged 0-2.
Parents are asked to keep their children with them for the
Sabbath worship service and on Sabbath afternoon until 3:15.
There will be no evening programming for Cradle Roll and Kindergarten.
*Note: high school and college students are invited to the
main meeting in the Benes Room, located in the Hamilton-Williams Center.
If further questions, call 812-621-8209.
Children's Schedule for Wednesday
Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:20 pm - 9:30 pm
Children's Schedule for Thursday
All divisions: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
All divisions: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Children's Schedule for Friday
All divisions: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
All divisions: 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:20 pm - 9:30 pm
Children's Schedule for Sabbath
No programming for Sabbath School and worship service (parents should keep their children with them for both services).
All divisions: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:20 pm - 9:30 pm
*Note: parents are asked to pick up their children
within 10 minutes of meeting end time.
*Note: there will be a kids swim time on Thursday afternoon, time to be announced.
Parents are asked to accompany their children to the pool. Lifeguards will be on duty.
If you have further questions, call 812-621-8209
If you would like to give towards this camp meeting, and
wish to defray the many expenses involved,
simply make your check payable to Forward to Zion,
and send your check to:
1. To uplift our Lord Jesus Christ, the Captain of the Host, and Author and Finisher of our faith.
2. To facilitate personal preparation for the Second Advent of our Lord, and the crisis which awaits us, and to examine the pitfalls and deceptions that abound, in order to steer clear of them.
3. To ground attendees in the distinctive doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including the wonderful Sanctuary message that God has commissioned us to share with the world.
4. To train attendees in proven soul-winning strategies, and share effective local church evangelism and outreach ideas, so that we can return home to immediately implement what we have learned.5. To provide an atmosphere of prayer and consecration, wherein attendees can encourage one another in the faith.