Camp Meeting at Camp Alamisco Represents Family Coming Together

Published on April 5, 2024

On April 5-6, 2024, the Gulf State Conference hosted its first of two annual camp meetings at Camp Alamisco.

For generations, camp meeting has been a time of fellowship and spiritual renewal –a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the everyday grind of life.

For church member Tanya Bridges, camp meeting represents family. Not only does she have family members who attend camp meeting each year, many years ago, she found herself at Camp Alamisco at a time when she was returning to the church after 10 years away from it. Because of this, camp meeting represents a place of spiritual connection and revival for her.

She says, “What I like most about camp is the feeling of family when you’re here. You’re amongst everyone else who is SDA too. You feel like when you go back to the world you can face it because of camp.”

This message was reiterated by camp meeting’s main speaker, Roger Hernandez, ministerial director for the Southern Union. His powerful message focused on Sabbath and detailed how to relate to fellow church members and family in a more powerful way.

The singing group the King’s Heralds ministered to those in attendance as well through their musical ministry.

Elder Brian Danese, president of Gulf States Conference summed it up saying, “We had a wonderful time here at Camp Alamisco. It was a great spiritual time. Mark your calendars and join us here at Camp Alamisco for camp meeting next year April 4-5, 2025.”