Pastor Craig Carr interviewed on Boulder radio station about the Adventist Church's stance on alcohol » The University of Colorado Boulder just released a study contrasting the longevity of those who drink small amounts of wine and alcohol to those who don’t drink at all. The study found that those who never drink often live longer, healthier lives.
As a result, Shelley Schlender, a news reporter from KGNU Community Radio in Boulder, invited Craig Carr, senior pastor of the Boulder Church, to be a guest today on her morning show. She was aware that Adventists refrain from alcohol consumption. She also asked Pastor Carr about additional Adventist health practices that result in longer lifespans as reported in the resent Adventist Health Studies from Loma Linda University.
Click here to listen to the interview.
Praise the Lord for the opportunity to witness of the wonderful benefits of our health message!
ARME Bible Camp is coming to Glacier View Ranch July 31–Aug. 4 » So many who have been to an ARME Bible Camp say they have experienced God in a powerful way. I want to encourage as many of you who can to go spend some precious time with the Savior. So far, nearly 300 have registered, but room is still available.
Pastor Mitch Williams, pastor of the The Adventure and Greely churches in Colorado, took a number of his members to an ARME Bible Camp held in California. The time spent there was a great blessing to all. Read some personal testimonies from his members who attended.
All ages are welcome! Register now www.ARMEministries.comor call Dawn at 425.583.7023.
Glacier View Ranch summer camp season ends with baptisms » Under the direction of Steve Hamilton, Rocky Mountain Conference youth director, and Jessica Beans, assistant to the youth director, RMC just concluded its summer camp program at GVR. There were more campers attending this summer than have been in attendance for quite some time.
During the program, more than 40 young people made a decision to be baptized, and these names will shared with their pastors back at home. In addition, nine members of the camp staff were baptized on the final Sabbath. What a beautiful way to close out a great year of camping ministry!
The Rocky Mountain Conference Indonesian Church holds Youth Camp Meeting » The weekend of July 12–14, the RMC Indonesian Church hosted a youth camp meeting at Chatfield State Park. Pastor Stanley Sihotang from Andrews University was the guest speaker.
A highlight of the weekend was when Purasa Marpaung, pastor at the RMC Indonesian Church, baptized Lilyann Napitupulu.
Two important Pathfinder dates to remember » Aug. 1–4, the Rocky Mountain Conference Pathfinder Camporee will take place at Glacier View Ranch.
Sept. 13–15, the Pathfinder/Adventurer Leadership Convention also will be held at GVR. You may register for these events at www.RMCyouth.org.
Our Pathfinder and Adventurer programs are so very important. I am thankful for all those who volunteer to make these opportunities possible for our young people.
RMC schools gear up for another great year » I am so proud of our schools and the incredible teachers and students who fill them! If there are any of you who are on the fence as to whether or not to send your children to an Adventist school, please do! It will be a wonderful investment in their lives!
Click here to learn the registration days for schools across the Rocky Mountain Conference. Contact the school directly if the registration time isn’t provided. If your school isn’t listed here, please send us the registration information, and we’ll publish it on the Conference website.
Lamar Church celebrates baptism » Recently, Allen Tiller was baptized and became a member of the Lamar Church in Colorado. Read the exciting story of how the Lord brought this about, shared by his pastor, Dale Fuhrmeister.
On the road » Diane and I were able to spend some time at the Cowboy Camp Meeting at the Columbine Pass Campground in western Colorado last week. Their speakers, Elizabeth Cornett and Stan Gilham, brought beautiful lessons to encourage us on our walk with the Lord. If you love the great outdoors, this is a camp meeting for you!
This week, we are attending the Wyoming Camp Meeting on the top of Casper Mountain at Mills Spring Ranch. There is a wonderful spirit here, and the Lord is blessing our two main speakers, Ron Halvorsen Jr., senior pastor of College View Church in Lincoln, Neb., and Mic Thurber, Mid-America Union Conference ministerial director.
Next weekend, we will be at Campion Academy for the Northern Colorado Camp Meeting weekend. Dick Duerksen, official storyteller through words and pictures for Maranatha Volunteers International, will be the featured speaker for the weekend.
Happy Sabbath to all!
Elder Gary Thurber
Rocky Mountain Conference president
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