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…]
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 26verses 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
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 mehttp://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. Diehlis 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.
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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”
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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 Daigrefrom 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 7 “And 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