Camp Meeting Memories
For some years in the 1940s the Iowa Conference camp meetings were held in a church camp near Cedar Falls, Iowa. Since it was quite a distance from the town, we stocked a small store with some basic foodstuffs. Being the youngest “worker,” I was given the responsibility of operating the store. I soon found that, with getting the food from the town and keeping the store open at certain hours for the convenience of the campers, I was not getting much from the camp meeting. I went home that year feeling rather empty.

When time for the next camp meeting approached, I began to pray that I would receive some spiritual benefit along with the other campers. God answered my prayer the first night. The speaker’s theme was from the story of blind Bartimaeus. When Bartimaeus reached Jesus, Jesus ... »
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