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Hispanic Camp Meeting Hosts Home Church Graduation

Story by Jacqueline Sanchez
Published 8/23/11

Tony Ventouris /

During Sabbath services at Potomac Conference’s Hispanic Camp Meeting, more than 1,200 brothers and sisters, 300 youth and 300 children gave glory to God in their various worship areas. They worshiped under the event theme “Divine Rest for the Remnant.”

During Sabbath’s morning hours, there was a home church festival where more than 300 small group leaders went on stage wearing shirts printed with the Bible verse Exodus 28:12. Every home church leader assumed the responsibility of praying daily for their home church members; every pastor was asked to pray for all of their home church leaders; and conference administrators were asked to pray daily for their pastors.

That afternoon 22 people gave their lives to Christ through baptism, some of which took place in the Shenandoah River and others in the huge baptistery set up in front of the boys’ dorm.

The graduation ceremony for the School of Theology for Discipleship took place in the evening. Fifty-seven students graduated as assistants to the pastor, seven as evangelists, 21 as Bible instructors and eight as home church leaders. The day ended with a concert by Kelly Marchena of Orlando, Fla., and the group Emmanuel from Montemorelos, Mexico.

Read this story in Spanish!