By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
More than 300 children, teenagers and adults are at Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center for the All Nations Camp, sponsored by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
It is the largest attended camp since 2019, said William Burton, new churches team leader and ethnic specialist for the TBMB. The camp was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and last year’s attendance was less than 100, far short of the record 500 who attended in 2018.
What makes All Nations Camp special is that “it is all about evangelism, worship and connecting with children and youth from our language churches,” Burton said.
Burton’s prayer for the camp, which ends on Friday, June 10, is that there will be at least 75 first time professions of faith.
During the first worship service on Monday night the nations gathered in the Chapel at Carson-Springs, praising the one true God. Seven people accepted Christ. During the morning service on June 7, 15 other campers made professions, bringing the total to 22, almost a third of Burton’s goal with additional worship and sharing the gospel opportunities to come.
Dave Shelley, director of missions for Wilson County Baptist Association has been involved in All Nations Camps for 27 years and he has led 26 of those. “There is no telling how many lives have been impacted at All Nations Camps over the years,” Shelley said. “We will not find out until eternity.”
Pray for All Nations Camp this week that God will be glorified and that more than 75 children and teenagers will profess Him as Lord and Savior. B&R