Tenth YACS Camp Meeting Attracts 600

The 10th Annual Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) Mini-camp Meeting, Oct. 4 and 5, this year featured a three-part sermon series, “Images Etched in Your Mind,” by Pastor Peter Neri.

Violinist Jaime Jorge shared his story and music with youth on Friday night and again on Sabbath. The All Nations Adventist Center conducted children’s church on Friday evening, and members of the Yakima Adventist Church led out in the Sabbath school classes, Sabbath morning.

Approximately 150 attended Friday evening services; by Sabbath morning, the crowd of constituent church members and visitors had grown to 600.

The adult Sabbath school program emphasized Missions, and participants shared how mission service had affected their spiritual walk.

YACS high school students Greg Balmes and Alice Kravig shared their excitement about the ninth- and 10th-graders’ upcoming mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

After a worship service featuring a message by Pastor Neri and music by Jorge and Steve Peterson, the YACS Home and School provided lunch for more than 300.

Neri and Jorge combined forces for an afternoon meeting, while attendees favoring outdoor activity took a hike up Cowiche Canyon. Vespers featured music by Jorge and Peterson. After an evening meal, attendees were invited to attend a bake sale and shop at an Adventist Book Center camp meeting outlet.

The Mini-camp Meeting brought area church members together to worship and learn more about their school and its students in service.

Featured in: December 2002