Campers make annual trek to Lake Livingston

By Ellis W. Stewart

LAKE LIVINGSTON, Texas--A regional family camp-out took place at Lake Livingston, north of Houston, Nov. 1-3.

The weekend began with a welcome dinner of barbecued brisket prepared by O.D. Jones of the North Houston congregation of the United Church of God.

In spite of the heavy rains earlier in the week, 326 registered for the get-together, according to coordinator Ken Giese, pastor of the Houston South congregation, who along with the Houston North congregation played host for the event.

After the Friday-evening dinner, Ken Treybig of Gladewater conducted a special fireside chat for teens. Mr. Treybig pastors the congregations that meet in Gilmer and Texarkana, Texas.

On Sabbath morning 35 to 40 gathered for a hymn sing-along at the activity center led by Dick Hegna of Gladewater and a preteen puppet show called "Noah and the Rainbow Express" in the amphitheater.

The puppet show was put on by Jennifer and Cynthia Ellison of the Houston South church.

In the afternoon Mr. Giese conducted an hour-long study titled "The One-Anothers in the New Testament." He showed the importance of getting to know one another in a special way.

Then he quoted Hebrews 10:23-24: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works."

He stressed that you would have to know one another well to do some of the things that you are to do for each other as charged in the New Testament.

He handed out a page listing 56 scriptures in the New Testament using the phrase "one another."

He ended up the study with a poem by Sam Walter Foss called "House by the Side of the Road" that depicts many of the "one-anothers" in the Bible.

Because of the rain Saturday night, many of the participants broke camp and left early.

Some said the best thing about the camp was that it reminded them of camp-outs at the Feast of Tabernacles at Big Sandy.

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