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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

2014 Camp Meeting – Thursday Evening – Rev. Hal Daigre

On Thursday evening Rev. Hal Daigre's message titled “Perfect Love” comes from 1 John Chapter 4 Verses 7-12  “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God : and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God……….

Our Evangelist this year was Pastor Hal Daigre from Decatur Alabama where he is the Pastor at The First Independant Methodist Church.

On Wednesday Rev. Hal Daigre brought a message from the Old Testament I Kings Chapter 17 starting at Verse 7And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.”  He titled the message ” When the Natural Dries Up

Song Evangelists this year were: Bob & Jennifer Wilkerson

On this evening Rev. Hal Daigre brought us the message titled “The reality of a real disciple” using the scripture from John Chapter 8

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On Thursday evening the Youth Group which were led by our Youth Evanglists David & Deanna Lorimer  from Kentucky Mountain Bible College shared a little of what they had been doing during the week.

On Monday evening Rev. Hal Daigre brought us a message from the book of Luke chapter 14 titled “You can not be his disciple…….unless……..”

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Sunday June 8 was the opening service of the 2014 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings with an opening by President Brady Hunter and music by Bob and Jennifer Wilkerson followed by Rev. Hal Daigre with the message from the book of John chapter 6

Rev. Hal Daigre comes to us from Decatur Alabama where he is the Pastor at the First Independent Methodist Church

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Doing What We Can


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

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Call to Prayer — God’s Supply

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Picture of Rev. Don ThurmanBro. Don Thurman

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…]

2013 Camp Meeting – Friday – Rev. Dr. Gary Henecke

On the final evening of the 2013 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting Rev. Henecke spoke from the last book of the Bible, Revelation Chapter 3


Call to Prayer – “Our Father in Heaven”

When You Pray, Say, “Our Father”

Picture of Rev. Don ThurmanBro. Don Thurman

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…]

2013 Camp Meeting – Thursday – Isaiah Reid

Turn in your Bible to Matthew 5:10 as our founding President Isaiah Reid brings his Thursday evening message.


Isaiah Reid comes to us again this year through the studies and talents of Bro. Jim Kerwin.

You can read and hear more from Jim at: http://www.finestofthewheat.org/

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”  Thursday evening Rev. Henecke brought us a message from the 4th chapter of Matthew.

Dr. Henecke is graduate of what is now Olivet Nazarene University, Gary went on to earn his master's of arts and doctor of divinity degree from Western Evangelical Seminary.

Central Florida District Superintendent Larry Dennis called Gary “one of the leading communicators of our day,” saying “He is an incredible preacher, teacher, writer, and pastor.”


2013 Camp Meeting – Wednesday – Isaiah Reid

On Wednesday evening our founding President Isaiah Reid shares with us a testimony and the ups and downs that went with it and why both are important.

Isaiah Reid is portrayed by Rev. Jim Kerwin.  You can read and hear more from Jim at: http://www.finestofthewheat.org/