One hundred and forty-six men from the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists gathered at North Star Camp on Rice Lake, which is connected to an elbow of the Mississippi River, April 21 to 23, 2017.
The men were blessed with five messages from Dustin Hall, pastor of the Southview Church in Minneapolis. His title was, “Reason for Being: your life was meant for so much more than what they told you.”
“The only thing God ever wanted was to be with you,” he told the men. “God wouldn’t have made you if He couldn’t save you. And He didn’t make anyone that he couldn’t save!”
On Sabbath evening, Robert Fast-Horse decided to be re-baptized in Rice Lake. Following the first song of the evening meeting, the men were surprised to hear that there was going to be a baptism to follow immediately. After Robert give a short testimony, Pastor Hall lead everyone down to the swimming area where Robert was baptized. It was the highlight of the whole weekend!
This was the 23rd annual Minnesota Men’s Retreat, and the fourth year that the retreat was held at our own North Star Camp, owned and operated by the Minnesota Conference. Men’s Retreat for 2018 will be held April 20-22.
By Pastor Ken Mayberry
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