In one of the most beautiful mountain settings, the Saints from the Pacific Northwest met at Camp Cascade at the foot of gorgeous West Mountain located approximately eight miles south of Cascade, OR. Not only did we have a fairly large contingent of Saints from our area, but we were blessed to have many other brothers and sisters from various areas joining with us this year. Those included Apostle Don and Linda Burnett, President Ralph and Marci Damon, Keith Cruickshank from Missouri, C.H. and Pat Whiteman from Oklahoma, and Dwayne Cook from Decatur, Illinois. We were further blessed with the attendance of two new Remnant members, James and Sharleen Irwin from Sweetgrass, Montana. Each of these families made a great sacrifice to attend our reunion and we appreciated the outstanding ministry they brought to us.
It was a cold reunion, as it often can be up in the mountains, with days mixed with sun, rain, and sleet. Although the nights were cold, they didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of the camp. We found ourselves "hugging" the fire in the fireplace whether we were eating, having classes, at the preaching services, or in our outstanding prayer an
d testimony services. Elder Morgan Wigle acted as the camp director and had excellent help from his wife Bethany, Tony Hill, and many, many other helpers to keep us all full and relaxed. It seemed that every
one just pitched in to do whatever needed to be done. It truly was a peaceful reunion for everyone.
The highlight of the reunion experience was the beautiful baptism of five young Saints. Their baptisms were held on the bank of Lake Cascade with the beautiful mountains in the background. It will be an experience that none who attended will ever forget. Those precious, innocent faces will be engrained in our memories forever. Thank you, each and every one, who worked so hard to make this encampment an outstanding one.
Apostle Don Dunnach
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