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Venden to Keynote Washington Conference Camp Meeting 2024

Following last year’s triumphant in-person return of Washington Conference Camp Meeting, Lee Venden, All About Jesus revivalist, pastor, author and beloved storyteller, will carry the torch as keynote speaker at this year’s annual all-conference gathering June 17–22, 2024 at Auburn Adventist Academy. For six Spirit-filled days, attendees will experience “Greater Things” in prayer, worship, mission, discipleship and community — and don’t forget the food!

Continuing the camp meeting theme from last year, this year’s theme is “Greater Things: Thy Kingdom Come.” God desires us to live the reality of His kingdom, not only as a future hope but as a present reality.

Venden aims to help attendees grasp that reality in the messages he will deliver in Rainier Auditorium. “When we consider what it means to ‘live for Jesus,’ it makes good sense to consider how Jesus lived,” Venden said. “The apostle John tells us, 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.'"

Venden continued, “This June at Washington Conference Camp Meeting, we will behold His glory through the eyes of those who were especially touched by encounters with Jesus in John’s Gospel. Scripture promises that as we behold Him, our hearts will be stirred and our lives transformed.”

Dick Duerksen, storyteller from Oregon, will inspire at the early-morning devotional hour. Once again, camp meeting will begin with a mouthwatering backyard barbecue on opening day. Grant Agadjanian, Creative Media Ministries president and revivalist; Donn Leiske, a popular local presenter on end-time living; and others will present seminars. Music by Buddy Houghtaling, Christian singer-songwriter, and the return of Jonah’s Bait Shop await those who seek "Greater Things" at this year’s camp meeting. 

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