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WEST MILTON — The annual Camp Meeting of the Brethren in Christ Great Lakes Conference will be held July 18-26 at the Church of God (Restoration) camp ground, formerly West Milton Christian Center. The campgrounds are located at 6390 S. Jay Road, West Milton.


Featured speakers throughout the week are: Rev. John Hawbaker and Rev. Gilbert Romero. Rev. Hawbaker has served the Brethren in Christ (BIC) for 40 years as a pastor and bishop. He now serves the BIC World Missions full-time as director of missional development, director of the missionary development program and as regional administrator, overseeing the missionary teams in Montreal, London, Spain and other Middle East nations. He served as Camp Meeting Director of Roxbury Holiness Camp Meeting for 35 years. He is a graduate of Messiah College and Asbury Teleological Seminary


Rev. Romero served for many years as a pastor on the streets of East Los Angeles, Calif. During that time he founded Bittersweet Ministrie,s dedicated to helping men and women overcome drug addiction, alcoholism, gangs and homelessness through the power of Jesus Christ. He is a gifted speaker, evangelist and musician. He currently serves as full-time director of Bittersweet Ministries, which coordinates more than a dozen work camps every year to the local Los Angeles community and to Tijuana, Mexico.


The camp is family oriented. There are daily children’s ministries for three different age groups, preschool through 11 years old. The teen camp runs a full program of activities throughout the week. The annual youth versus adults’ softball game will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19.


The adult programs include Bible studies each morning at 10:30 (except Wednesday) and workshops on various topics at 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Concluding each day at 7 p.m., the youth and adults have a combined service of worship and evangelism with Rev. Hawbaker and Rev. Romero speaking on a rotating basis


The traveling music team from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., will present a concert 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20.


Wednesday will be Missions Day, with representatives from the United States and abroad.


The public is invited to attend. Nursery care for children birth to four years is provided during the services. Meals are provided on a donation basis. Lodging is available as well as camper hookups.


For more information visit www.memorialholinesscamp.org or call (937) 698-6284.


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