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2017 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting

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.
  • Special Meeting Times:
    • Pre-Camp Rally: Sing Along with Del and Friends, Saturday, June 10, 6:30 PM at the Tabernacle.
  • 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

  • Evangelist: Rev. Hal Daigre
  • Bible Teacher: Rev. Tom Lorimer
  • Camp Song Evangelists: Jay Wisler
  • Children’s Evangelists: Rev. Cyril McKay with Mrs. Jan McKay
  • Youth Evangelists: Jeffery and Lesa Albertson
  • World Gospel MissionaryBrian and Paula Kushman
  • Rev. Hal Daigre
    Camp Evangelist
  • Rev. Tom Lorimer
    Bible Teacher
  • IHA President Brady HunterBrady Hunter
    IHA President
    Master of Ceremonies
  • Jay Wisler
    Song Evangelist
  • Cyril and Jan McKayRev. & Mrs.
    Cyril McKay

    Children's Evangelists
  • Brian & Paula Kushman
    World Gospel Missions

 

Youth Evangelists

Jeffery & Lesa
Albertson
Youth Evangelists

 

IHA Youth Camp 2017

This year's youth Bible study program titled “Living a Life Worthy of the Lord” will be led by Jeffery and Lesa Albertson.

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 11th at the Administration Building.

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

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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…]

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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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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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Doing What We Can

Apologies!

Picture of Rev. Jim Kerwin, M.A.Bro. Jim Kerwin

Isaiah Reid and I apologize that we couldn’t be at the camp meeting last week. I had just returned at the end of May from five weeks of ministry in Nicaragua and Guatemala. A short rest was in order before my upcoming Romania trip this summer. (Cut us a little slack; between the two of us, Isaiah and I are 240 years old!)

What to Do?

Where Brother Reid goes between camp meetings, I’m never quite certain, but while I was moping around a bit the week before camp (“How I wish I could go!”), something that Isaiah once said came back to give me encouragement and direction:

Dare to do something for God and holiness. If you cannot scale a mountain, climb a schoolhouse hill and open a meeting. If you cannot go “‘round the world,” go around to the holiness prayer meetings, or go to the holiness camp meetings. Go! Get a move on! Learn the art of “pushing things.”*

Ah, but what if I can’t even go to the camp meeting? Well, I knew I could pray daily for the meetings, so I did. And I knew we should pay our annual membership dues, which we will. (C’mon, brethren, it’s still only $5 per person per year! That’s less than one super triple-mocha-coffee-marketing-babble latte at Smokey Row or Starbucks.) But what could I “dare”? What could I “push”? And then it came to me…

What We Did

We’ve had an encouraging number of responses lately to holiness articles on our FinestOfTheWheat.org website, including requests from as far away as Budapest, Hungary; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Berlin, Germany. Most of the requests have something to do with a need for guidance and prayer, as well as a desire for clear literature on the subject of obtaining the experience of entire sanctification. So…

…all last week during camp, I worked on a special project, namely, turning Isaiah Reid’s book The Holy Way into e-book format. Of course, we already make the contents freely available on our website; but e-book readers are gaining in popularity, and I have to admit that reading an e-book on my Nexus 7 is a lot easier than scrolling down through the text on a long web page. So for six straight days Denise and I edited, formatted, designed a cover, and “pushed” through the technical difficulties. (There are always technical difficulties!)

The fruit of our labors is that The Holy Way is now available as a Kindle book on Amazon.com and for Nook e-book readers at Barnes & Noble’s BN.com site.

What You Can Do

For the next three weeks or so, we’re going to keep the price at 99¢, before we raise it to its regular price of $2.99. But you needn’t buy it! We’d rather give you a copy, if you can help launch the book. How can you help? You Kindle and Nook owners, if you could you take an hour or so, read this short book, and then post a one-paragraph review of The Holy Way (on Amazon.com or BN.com, as appropriate), that will raise the book’s “visibility” online. Send us your Kindle- or Nook-related e-mail address, and through July 12, 2014 we’ll pay for a copy of the book, send you the link, and you can download it. In the e-mail, please tell us whether you need a Kindle or Nook edition.

I think you’ll discover, as we have, that this book is a concise, practical, what-it-is and how-to-get-it treatment of holiness. The Holy Way was consistently used of God for about thirty years (the first of its five editions came out in 1892), and I think that after you read it, you’ll agree that it has the same potential in the 21st century.

If you can’t give half a million dollars, give a dollar, or even a dime. If you cannot make a book, or a tract, you can, if you will, buy a hundred leaflets for ten cents and give them away.*

Roger that, Brother Reid! You wrote the book, we’ve published a new edition of it (fully annotated, with the addition of the full lyrics of each hymn quoted), and we’re giving it away for a few weeks.

Now, what’s the next thing you and I can “dare” for God and holiness?

Much love in Jesus,

Brother Jim Kerwin

*P.S.: Yes, as you’ve probably guessed by now, the quotes come from The Holy Way!

2014 IHA Camp Meeting Documents

Need 2014 Iowa Holiness Association brochures to hand out as invitations?  Click on the image below, download a master copy, and print some out.  Going to IHA Youth Camp?  You know the drill — click on the sign-up sheet image below, download, fill it out, and return it ASAP, please!

2014 Camp Meeting Information

2014 Camp Meeting Information

The Iowa Holiness Association TabernacleThe IHA Tabernacle


  • Dates: June 8-13, starting Sunday evening, June 8
  • 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

Our 2014 Ministry Team

  • Evangelist: Rev. Hal Daigre
  • Bible Teacher: Rev. Esther Brown
  • Camp Song Evangelists: Bob & Jennifer Wilkerson
  • Children’s Evangelists: Rev. Cyril McKay with Mrs. Jan McKay
  • Youth Evangelists: David & Deanna Lorimer from Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • World Gospel Missionaries: Andy & Stephanie Abrams
  • Rev. Hal DaigreRev. Hal Daigre
    Camp Evangelist
  • Rev. Esther BrownRev. Esther Brown
    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
  • Andy & Stephanie Abrams from WGM (World Gospel Missions)Andy and Stephanie Abrams
    World Gospel Missions
  • David & Deanna Lorimer from KMBC (Kentucky Mountain Bible College)David & Deanna Lorimer
    Youth Evangelists
    Kentucky Mountain Bible College

IHA Youth Camp 2014

Watch this space for more information on this year's IHA Youth Camp, or write to:

Youth@IowaHolinessAssociation.org.

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Call to Prayer — God’s Supply

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

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This month I want to consider a request which is included in the model prayer our Lord gave to His disciples as found in Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread.”

I have heard some say that we should not pray for material needs, but this verse confirms to us that our God is concerned about our physical and material needs as well as our spiritual needs. In fact, we read in Matthew 6:32 that “your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things,” referring to the things we need for our earthly lives—things that every human being has need of. The apostle Paul explains that our “God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

So while the spiritual needs we have are more important than our physical and material needs, our loving Heavenly Father not only knows [click to continue…]

Call to Prayer – “Our Father in Heaven”

When You Pray, Say, “Our Father”

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Over the next few months, I want to share some thoughts about prayer from Matthew 6:5-14. What did Jesus teach those who asked Him to teach them the subject?

First let’s consider some thoughts based on the first phrase of what our Lord taught about how we are to pray: “Our Father in Heaven” (6:9a).  This phrase speaks to us about who may approach our Heavenly Father in prayer.  The words “Our Father in Heaven” suggest several things to us:

  • We are children. Everyone may approach the Father in prayer, since everyone is a child of God by creation.  So who may approach the Father in prayer? Saints and sinners, adults, youth and children, and people of all languages, races, and nations.  “Everyone” also includes [click to continue…]

Call to Prayer — Fall Prayer Report

Effectual Fervent Prayer

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The “effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16).

Little can be accomplished in the work of the Kingdom of God without prayer. Much can be accomplished if we are faithful in calling upon our living Lord.

Praise Reports:

  • We praise the Lord for answering prayer for brother Tim Woodard, who is our newest member of the IHA Board and has been greatly afflicted but is now improving.
  • We are also glad to hear that board Member Larry Smith, has also survived a [click to continue…]

Call to Prayer — Giving Thanks

Blessing God for What He Has Done

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The Psalmist exhorts us to “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.” (Psalm 100:4,5)

How true these words are, and how appropriate as we reflect upon the Lord's blessing upon our wonderful Camp Meeting this summer!

  • Let us give Him thanks and praise for the wonderful attendance on the first night and the blessing of His presence in our midst throughout the week in every session.
  • Our children's meetings, under the ministry of the McKay family, challenged our children to know and serve the Lord in our blessed land, as children do in less fortunate circumstances than we have in our land of the free.
  • We also give thanks for [click to continue…]

“This is the week!”

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This is the month! This is the week! In just a few days the 135th Iowa Holiness Association camp meeting begins with the Saturday night concert at 6:30 PM with the Emmaus Road Quartet. We have many wonderful promises from the Word as we intercede for another wonderful week of the special visitation of the Holy Spirit as we gather in Jesus’ name.

  • Philippians 4:19 reminds us that our Lord is able to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
  • It is not God’s will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
  • It is God’s desire that [click to continue…]

Call to Prayer — 35 Days to Go!

“I Will Do It!”

Picture of Rev. Don ThurmanBro. Don Thurman

As our 2013 IHA Camp Meeting quickly approaches (June 9-14—only 35 days away!), let us give ourselves to concentrated prayer each day for the Camp during this month of May. Let us set each Tuesday noon as a special time of prayer and fasting as the Lord leads us. Let us remember each worker:

  • President Brady Hunter
  • Evangelist Gary Henecke
  • Worship leader Larry Dodds
  • Accompanist Rosemary Smith
  • Children’s workers Cyril and Jan McKay
  • The youth committee, including missionaries Steve and Kelly Solheim, who will provide the devotional messages for the youth
  • Camp Bible teacher Jim Kerwin [click to continue…]

Latest Call to Prayer

Pray for One Another

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I am reminded of James 5:16 which reads in part  “…Pray one for another…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”  This is one of several places in the Word we are exhorted to pray for one another.  Let us also begin to spend special time as the Lord leads us in times of private and corporate prayer for our week of Camp Meeting this June 9-14.  Let us pray that the message of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14) will be proclaimed with power and anointing of the blessed Holy Spirit.  Pray espcially for our workers:

2013 Camp Meeting Info

2013 Camp Meeting Information

  • Dates: June 9-14, 2012, starting Sunday evening, June 9
  • 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

Our 2013 Ministry Team