Jesus says, “Call to me and I will answer you…” Jeremiah 33:3
This is a promise that needs to be experienced to understand its depth. On this website we will come together to pray.
2016 Oregon Camp Meeting Dates
Spanish Gladstone Camp Meeting - July 14-16, 2016
English Gladstone Camp Meeting - July 19-23, 2016
Motorcycle Camp Meeting - August 26-28, 2016
Oregon camp meeting is coming soon! Only as we bathe Camp Meeting plans with prayer can we be assured of an outpouring of God’s blessings. Will you join us in earnest prayer for every aspect, from the spiritual needs of those who attend to the physical needs of ground preparation? Check frequently for updates and prayer needs that will be posted on this Called2Pray website.
The theme, “Called by God…Together” will come alive with speakers, Mike Tucker (director of Faith for Today) and Ron Halvorsen, Jr. (president of Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) and the seminars planned will give a full variety of topics throughout each day to inspire us. Put July 14-16 (Spanish) and July 19-23 (English) on your calendars. By joining us in prayer you can be a part of the spiritual preparation for Camp Meeting 2016.
Looking Back – Looking Forward
A string of miracles gave evidence of God’s leading for prayer ministry at Oregon Camp Meeting in July 2015. When Oregon Conference Vice President Dave Allen asked us to guide in making prayer a special focus at camp meeting, he mentioned a new location would be needed as the old building used in prior years was no longer usable. As we looked the grounds over for a new spot, we noticed an overgrown flower garden in a prime location directly across from the main pavilion. Entrance to the garden was an arched entrance through a tall hedge that just seemed to invite one to enter. Later we learned that several years ago a bush in the hedge had died. Rather than replacing it, Kevin Smith, now conference office facilities manager, envisioned an arched entrance into the garden and began to train the shrubs to form the arch.
The garden was overgrown with weeds. It had shrubs that needed pruning, many flowering plants in dire need of water, and a gazebo in a raised center area that needed some repairs. But we felt that it offered great possibilities and work was begun to make this a Garden of Prayer. Matt Ballard, grounds supervisor, sent his youth work team over to clean out the weeds. Overgrown shrubs were pruned, wood chips spread, rose bushes added and a sprinkling system set up. Under a shade tree in one corner of the garden a tent was set up with designated hours where people could come and pray with prayer volunteers. But the garden was always open for anyone who wished to come and pray. From early morning until late at night people came for prayer and quiet devotion.
Looking ahead to Camp Meeting 2016
Preparations are in progress for prayer ministry to continue at camp meeting this summer. Remember, “At camp meeting it’s OK to pray anytime, anywhere, with anyone.” It is the desire that the Garden of Prayer will encourage a spirit of prayer that will permeate all of camp meeting and be carried by camp meeting attendees back to their families and home churches.
Are you willing to be part of an email prayer team praying for camp meeting? You would be informed by email of prayer needs. If you would like to be part of this prayer ministry, send an email to OCcalled2pray@gmail.com.
Inspiring posts from last year:
July 17, 2015
There was a good group at the Hispanic Camp Meeting tonight, with more inspiring music and preaching! Praise God!
I wonder what God will be doing this Sabbath. In 2 Chronicles 16;9 perhaps we are given a clue. "The eyes of God search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him." I certainly need His strengthening this Sabbath! It is my prayer that when He looks down at Gladstone Camp Meeting today and next Sabbath, He will find His fully committed ones there. By the time we head home from camp meeting, may we all be transformed by the power and strengthening of His Spirit, into the "fully committed!"
Tonight's Call 2 Pray
* Continue to pray for Gianna, the child with challenging health problems.
* Continue to pray for Hispanic Camp Meeting, that the technical challenges will be gone and things will run smoothly all Sabbath. Pray that the Holy Spirit will be poured out during the meetings and God's plan will be fulfilled.
* Pray for Jon Paulien, our morning speaker next week. He says. "The topic of my messages from Wednesday through Sabbath mornings will be on the Cosmic Conflict and its implications for the character of God. This is certainly a theme the enemy would love to disrupt, so keep the prayers going!"
Have a wonderful Sabbath!
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Together we will:
1. Pray for your personal needs.
2. Pray for your local church.
3. Express your thanks and praise to God.
4. Pray for our Oregon Conference.
5. We will especially pray for the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, and our need for a rich filling of the Holy Spirit as our members and guests come together for fellowship and worship.
What you will find here:
Meditation May 22, 2015. Put your armor on! It is the only way we are able to stand our ground against the devil's schemes. I know it is essential, but how does one put spiritual armor on and how do we wear it? First, let's look at the armor God provides. "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesians 6:14-17). Now that you have your armor laid out in front of you and you are convinced of its necessity, it is time to put it on. The next verse reveals how. Do you get it? Read verses 18-20 and share your thoughts about the answer.
Meditation May 21, 2015 Don't take it personally. You are in a battle and soldiers in war get shot at! In Ephesians 6:10-18 the Apostle Paul assumes his readers know about the battle, that it is spiritual but very real and this armor is vital. Paul tells us how to dress for success in the battle, in "the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then,..." Next Paul lists the essential items of the full armor of God. They are your sure defense against the evil one. Are you wearing them today? How do you do that? Check back for the next post.
Meditation May 19, 2015. Wearing God's whole armor is crucial to our being spiritually fortified as Christians. To be prepared for challenges you may face today the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18 gives two secrets:
#1. Put on the full armor of God,
Grab your Bible and study Ephesians 6:10-18. Come back to this site tomorrow to explore more together. Your comments are encouraged.
Meditation May 13,2014. Today’s Scripture: “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw night to you” James 4:8 KJV.
Keep watching for "40 Days of Prayer" leading up to Oregon Camp Meeting. Join your Oregon Conference friends June 7 through July 16 in 40 days of focused prayer. Preparation for Campmeeting begins long before the actual event. It begins at home. I think my first question is, “How did Jesus prepare to be open to His Father’s will?” Read more...
"As a man he supplicated the throne of God till his humanity was charged with a heavenly current that should connect humanity with divinity. Through continual communion he received life from God, that he might impart life to the world. His experience is to be ours.” ---Desire of Ages p. 363
Prayer: “Father, keep me in continual communion with you.”
(by Brooke Stafford with Corleen, Prayer Ministries Team)
Meditation April 20, 2014 - Today’s Scripture: “Commit thy way unto the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him:” Ps 37:5, 7 KJV
Several weeks ago I was visiting with a young pastor. I asked, “ What did you learn in 2014?”
Share Your Comments I am part of the Oregon Conference Executive Committee that met today, Thursday, at the Gladstone office. I have never heard so many testimonies in the reports that were given that witnessed to God's amazing miracles specifically started from prayers. Here are a few:
1. Generosity of givers resulting in paying up a number of large debts of Oregon Conference schools, a miracle that started with prayers to God about a vision and a need to focus on mission.
2. Support of a kind people who decided to fund a Youth Pastor in an Oregon Conference church - an answer to prayer that simply placed a need before the Provider-God.
3. A testimony that the many ministries of Portland Adventist Community Services are abundantly blessed because they are bathed in prayer.
4. A group of elders of a local Adventist church that meet every Monday morning to specifically pray for the ministries of their local Adventist school.
5. Prayer ministry leaders of various congregations who convened for a prayer summit.
6. Spontaneous prayer that took place during Executive Committee dialogue.
Share Your Prayer Requests & Praises
Posted July 1, 2015, My Prayer Request:
Please pray for the children who will attend campmeeting as they find out the answers to big questions like: Why in the world am I here? Why do bad things happen? Why did Jesus have to die? What now? Please pray that they will discover what is God's plan for their life. Shirley
Posted June 1, 2015
Please pray for Southern Oregon's Women's Ministries Retreat this weekend, June 5, 6 and 7. we are celebrating the past at our 10th annual retreat at Milo Adventist Academy. “Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4).
Posted May 13, 2015
Please Pray GOD will Bless me and empower me with the HOLY SPIRIT in JESUS Name,i need the HOLY SPIRIT to help me for i am lost,confused and wandering Luke 11:13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” ...Please Pray for this request also...I'm 43 ,Never been in a relationship..Please Pray GOD brings me (Phil Chavez) women companion for loving relationship in JESUS Name Amen.Pray GOD brings me relationship exceedingly abundantly above what i can imagine in JESUS Name Amen.
Lord God, please bless Phil with the assurance that you love him and have a plan for his life. Bring his "lost, confused and wandering" heart into the comfort of total submission to Your will so that Your promised Spirit will dwell in him. Thank You, Father, in Jesus name, amen. --Corleen Johnson
Posted April 26, 2015
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has devastated much of Nepal, leaving thousands dead, injured, and missing. Search and rescue teams have yet to reach remote regions and with strong aftershocks still shaking the country, more destruction is likely. Please pray! Go to www.ADRA.org for more information.
Posted April 24, 2015 - Praise God!
Sometimes people tell me they wish they could see more answers to prayer - answers that indisputably reflect the intervention of God. Does the God of Elijah still live? Does He still respond to the prayers of His people? Absolutely! And when He shows Himself strong it thrills us with new faith. Just this morning Pastor Jim Moon, prayer coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Conference, called to tell me about a huge answer to prayer involving a teacher at our Seminary. I think the story will inspire you too.
Dr. Kenley Hall (pictured left) has served as Project Coach at the Seminary for the DMin program, then recently transitioned to the position of Associate Professor in the Christian Ministry Department.
About three weeks ago, on the final day of the extension class he was teaching in Maryland, his students surprised him and said they had a very special gift for him. An auto-immune condition, Guillian Barre Syndrome, had left Dr. Hall with paralysis in his legs. The disease destroys the myelin sheath around the nerves throughout the body. Working with a Physical Therapist he had regained some muscle strength in his thighs, but he had no use of his lower legs or feet. Using braces he was able to move about somewhat but he was mostly confined to a wheelchair.
Dr. Hall was surprised when his students moved to the front of the classroom, gathered around him and said they wanted to give him a gift--the gift of prayer. Lisa Green, a ministerial student from Jamaica, revealed that she had been praying and fasting for four days that God would restore the use of his legs so he could be even more effective in his ministry.
As Lisa and the others prayed, Dr. Hall began to feel a strange sensation in his feet, almost like an electrical current. He began to move his toes inside his shoes - for the first time in months. Startled, Dr. Hall said to the students, "Feel my shoes; I think my toes are moving!" The class members excitedly agreed.
Was the paralysis gone? It didn't appear so. A couple of the students helped him back to his hotel room. When he arrived he pulled off his braces, stood up - and started walking! That was two weeks ago; he hasn't stopped. The next Sabbath, with his Physical Therapist at his side, he stood and told the congregation of the miracle. The PT volunteered that in 18 years he had never seen a miracle like this!
I spoke with Lisa Green this morning. She is convinced that the God of Elijah is alive today and loves to respond to the prayers of His children.
--Ruthie Jacobson, Director, NAD Prayer Minsitries, in the NAD Prayer Ministries Newsletter, 2015 April
40 Days of Prayer: June 7 – July 16. 40 days prior to Camp Meeting we urge you to join your Oregon Conference friends in 40 days of focused prayer, bathing everything that happens at Camp Meeting with prayer. Prayer prompt postings will be daily during this time.
Special Prayer Emphasis Oregon Camp Meeting 2015
Spanish: July 16-18, 2015 and English: July 21-25, 2015
“Just another camp meeting – the same as for the last 85 years,” you may be thinking. In July we will meet together at Gladstone as we have every year (except two) since 1930. With this wonderful history we may ask, “What is it about this camp meeting that will make it not just “same-ol”, but very special?” Might it be like a candy store? Oregon camp meeting candy store… Read More >>
100 Days of Prayer. Imagine millions of Seventh-day Adventists around the world praying for 100 days for the same thing! From March 25 through July 11, 2015, you are encouraged to pray with millions of others for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members during the General Conference session, July 2 - 11, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. Go to www.100daysofprayer.org
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