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On Friday evening as our week of Camp Meetings came to a close the McKay's and the children presented their program, Isaiah Reid spoke to us, our President Brady Hunter shared his “Gems of the week” and Rev. Del Rittgers brought us the evening message,

Save the Date June 11-16

2017 Camp Meeting Information

The Iowa Holiness Association TabernacleThe IHA Tabernacle

  • Dates: June 11-16, starting Sunday evening, June 11
  • Place: The IHA Tabernacle on the grounds of the old Vennard College campus.
    • The address of the old campus is 2300 8th Avenue East, University Park, IA 52596.
    • (Click on the link for an interactive map, or scroll down to the bottom of this page.)
    • Follow the main driveway (an extension of Center Street) north for about a quarter mile.
  • Time:
    • Evening meetings start at 6:30 PM.
    • Morning prayer meeting: 7:30 AM in the tabernacle
    • Morning meetings start at 10:30 AM
    • Afternoon meetings start at 2:30 PM

Check back for more details of the 2017 IHA Camp Meeting

by Darrell Baxter

Irene Weitert, c. 1945

A Hungarian war refugee hungry for Jesus

Irene S. Weitert, age 90, passed away in her sleep around midnight on March 2, 2017. For her final three days, she was being cared for at MHP Hospice Serenity House, Oskaloosa. Prior to this, she was living at Homestead Assisted Living, Oskaloosa, for several years.

Irene was born February 20, 1927 in Alsomocosolad, Hungary to Hans Weitert and Elisabeth Pickelhaupt Weitert. Her father, a high ranking official in the Hungarian government, along with his family, was forced to flee to Germany as the Russians gained control in Hungary following World War II. While living in Germany in the mid-1940’s, doing volunteer work in area hospitals with the war-wounded, Irene met an American GI, Leonard Mueller, who was stationed nearby. Living conditions were difficult for Irene, a war-displaced person. Leonard felt compassion and began telling his parents back in southwest Kansas her story. His parents, Will and Anna Mueller, began sending her care packages. Eventually, they invited her to come live with them in the U.S., which she did in 1950. Although not legally, the Mueller family adopted her as one of their own. While in Germany, [click to continue…]

Wednesday evening Rev. Del Rittgers' message came from 2 Corinthians.

2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17   “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Tuesday evening our opening worship was led by Dr. Phillip Phelps.  Then our Youth brought us some music with help from the group from Kentucky Mountain Bible College.  Isaiah Reid asks the question “After you are no longer a Slave to Sin – What is Next?”  Our Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers‘ message was from 2 Peter chapter 1 verse 3 And examine why “Being Good Isn't Good Enough

Singing “The Comforter Abides With Me” is how the Monday evening service of the 2016 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting started.  WGM's missionary in Japan, Zach Motts led the opening prayer and our founding President Rev. Isaiah Reid was back to give us more insight as how things were in the 1800's.  Tonight our Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers looks to Genesis Chapter 26 verses 12-15 for more answers in a continuation of the question we looked into last night of “Why we are here?”

As in years past we open the 2016 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings with the singing of “There is a Fountain”  followed by greeting and opening prayer by Iowa Holiness Association president Brady Hunter.  We also had a visit from IHA's Founding President Isaiah Reid as portrayed by Rev. Jim Kerwin. And then our evening message by our Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers

Rev. Del Rittgers is a past IHA Board Member and was the camp Youth Evangelist for several years. He is currently the Pastor at the Buffalo Kentucky Church of the Nazarene

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2016 Camp Meeting Information

The Iowa Holiness Association TabernacleThe IHA Tabernacle

  • Dates: June 12-17, starting Sunday evening, June 12
  • Place: The IHA Tabernacle on the grounds of the old Vennard College campus.
    • The address of the old campus is 2300 8th Avenue East, University Park, IA 52596.
    • (Click on the link for an interactive map, or scroll down to the bottom of this page.)
    • Follow the main driveway (an extension of Center Street) north for about a quarter mile.
  • Time:
    • Evening meetings start at 6:30 PM.
    • Morning prayer meeting: 7:30 AM in the tabernacle
    • Morning meetings start at 10:30 AM
    • Afternoon meetings start at 2:30 PM

Pre-Camp Rally at the TabernacleEmmaus Road

  • Everyone Welcome
  • Date June 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Southern Gospel Concert with Emmaus Road Quartet
  • Free-will Offering

  Our 2016 Ministry Team

  • Evangelist: Rev. Del Rittgers
  • Bible Teacher: Rev. Jim Kerwin
  • Camp Song Evangelist: Rev. Phillip Phelps
  • Children’s Evangelists: Rev. Cyril McKay with Mrs. Jan McKay
  • Youth Evangelists: Zach & Esther Motts from World Gospel Mission Japan
  • World Gospel Missionaries: Zach & Esther Motts
  • del_rittgers_2016Rev. Del Rittgers
    Camp Evangelist
  • jim_kerwin_2016Rev. Jim Kerwin
    Bible Teacher
  • IHA President Brady HunterBrady Hunter
    IHA President
    Master of Ceremonies
  • phillip_phelps_2016REV. Phillip Phelps Music Minister
  • zach_esther_motts_2016Zach & esther Motts  world Gospel Mission Japan

 IHA Children's Program

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Children's Ministers
Rev Cyril & Jan McKay

“We'll have stories, activities and games that will help our children find their value and purpose from God”

  • Monday – Friday
  • 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m
  • For all children ages 6 – 12 years old

IHA Youth Camp 2016

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Monday –  Friday  9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Saturday  8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

For youth ages 13 years and older

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     “Our heartfelt purpose is to provide a Bible study program rather than merely a recreational retreat for our young people.”  Zach & Esther Motts, Youth Evangelists, WGM Japan

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Click here to download Youth Camp Registration PDF

 Youth@IowaHolinessAssociation.org.

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On the final evening of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting the children showed us what they had been working on this week under the leadership of the Children's Evangelists the Rev. Cyril McKay family. This was followed by the weeks final message by Dr. Jim Diehl. His message starts out on the Greek island of Patmos where John the Apostle received his Revelation.  He then ended with a healing service.

In 1993 Dr. Diehl was elected to the Church of the Nazarene Board of General Superintendents 16 years later in 2009 they bestowed the honor of General Superintendent Emeritus status on him.

This is the Thursday evening service of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association camp mehttps://iowaholinessassociation.org/wp-admin/edit.phpeting. Dr. Jim Diehl read from 2 Timothy Chapter 1. The message was about the Spirit Filled Life, Keeping the Fire Burning and how God can set us free from fear and fill us with the Holy Spirit.

On Wednesday evening we hear songs from the McKay family and Dr. Bob Wilkerson. The opening prayer was led by Pastor Don Thurman. Then our Evangelist Dr. Jim Diehl brought the message from 1 Peter, Chapter 1  “God wants to make a special kind of Christian out of you

On Tuesday evening of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting our Evangelist Dr. James Diehl spoke about Spiritual Leaders and the five qualities as spelled out in Acts chapter 6

Dr. Diehl is a prolific writer of numerous articles that have appeared in the Herald of Holiness, Holiness Today, Preacher’s Magazine, Bread, World Mission, The Holiness Digest, Perspective, and others.

For the second evening of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting our Evangelist Dr. James Diehl brought a message from Psalms. Just three simple statements: Show me, Teach me, Lead me.

The 1993 General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, Indiana, elected Dr. James Diehl to the Board of General Superintendents. In 2009, after he served 16 years in this role, the 27th General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, bestowed on him the honor of General Superintendent Emeritus status.

This is the opening services of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings.  As in years past camp was opened with the singing of “There is a fountain filled with blood” followed by greetings from IHA President Brady Hunter and then Dr. Chic Shaver leads the opening prayer.  The message was delivered by our Evangelist for the week Dr. Jim Diehl.

Check back for more of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting Videos

2015 Camp Meeting Information

2015 Camp Meeting Information

The Iowa Holiness Association TabernacleThe IHA Tabernacle

  • Dates: June 14-19, starting Sunday evening, June 14
  • Place: The IHA Tabernacle on the grounds of the old Vennard College campus.
    • The address of the old campus is 2300 8th Avenue East, University Park, IA 52596. (Click on the link for an interactive map, or scroll down to the bottom of this page.)
    • Follow the main driveway (an extension of Center Street) north for about a quarter mile.
  • Special Meeting Times:
    • Pre-Camp Rally: Southern Gospel Concert with The Dysart Family, Saturday, June 13, 6:30 PM at the Tabernacle.
    • Special Pastors' & Leaders' Luncheon with Dr. Chic Shaver, Wednesday, June 17, at noon.
  • Regular Meeting Times:
    • Evening meetings start at 6:30 PM.
    • Morning prayer meeting: 7:30 AM in the tabernacle
    • Morning meetings start at 10:30 AM
    • Afternoon meetings start at 2:30 PM

Our 2015 Ministry Team

  • Dr. Jim DiehlDr. Jim Diehl
    Camp Evangelist
  • Dr. Chic ShaverDr. Chic Shaver
    Bible Teacher
  • IHA President Brady HunterBrady Hunter
    IHA President
    Master of Ceremonies
  • Bob & Jennifer WilkersonBob & Jennifer Wilkerson
    Song Evangelists
  • Cyril and Jan McKayRev. & Mrs.
    Cyril McKay

    Children's Evangelists
  • DeeAnn Rich from WGM (World Gospel Missions)DeeAnn Rich
    World Gospel Missions
  • David & Deanna Lorimer from KMBC (Kentucky Mountain Bible College)David & Deanna Lorimer
    Youth Evangelists
    Kentucky Mountain Bible College

IHA Youth Camp 2015

This year's youth Bible study program will be “What's the Difference? Living Godly in Our Everyday Lives,” led by David and Deanna Lorimer from Kentucky Mountain Bible College.

Save $15.00 with early registration. Beat the June 1st deadline and the fee is only $105.00. After the 1st… well, do the math! 😉

Registration and check-in is from 4:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 14th at the old administration building.

For more information write to: Youth@IowaHolinessAssociation.org.

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On the final night of the 2014 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting we see the Children's presentation as led by our Children's Evangelists Rev. Cyril and Jan McKay. Then we hear a message from Evangelist Rev. Hal Daigre from the book of Psalms Chapter 146 titled “When you meet Yahweh

Thanks for watching these videos from the 2014 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Camp Meetings