Cowboy Camp Meeting Draws a Crowd

The most recent Adventist Horseman's Association Cowboy Camp Meeting was held June 30–July 4 at Tamarack Springs, outside Ellensburg, Wash. Highlights of the 27th annual Cowboy Camp Meeting included stunning scenery, rich spiritual food and good fellowship with horse enthusiasts.

Nearly 200 people from six states and British Columbia, Canada, brought 79 horses — plus Zaccheaus, the miniature donkey. Another couple dozen people came up just for Sabbath services, which concluded with a baptism of four young people: Cody Colville, Kady Colville, Kyle Pierce and Sheylene Pierce. All are from the Walla Walla, Wash., area and attend the Stateline Adventist Church in Milton-Freewater, Ore.

The speaker for the morning meetings and church service was Steve McPherson, Idaho Conference president. His son, Peter McPherson, Gem State Academy principal, led the adult Sabbath School lesson. Eric Brown, Riverside Community Church senior pastor, spoke for the evening meetings. Brown grew up in the Adventist Horseman's Association thanks to the charter involvement of his parents. Others shared riveting "Old-Timers' stories" and children's stories at each meeting, and the music was abundant and beautiful.

The 2010 Cowboy Camp Meeting will be held at Goose Corrals outside of Dayton, Wash., June 29–July 3, 2010. For more information on the event and the local chapters, go to

Featured in: October 2009