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I remember my very first Family Camp Meeting. It began on August 7, 1988, and it was at Restoration Acres at the Hillsboro Family Camp in Ohio. That was a Sunday evening, and the Lawshe Church of Christ, where I was preaching, dismissed services so we could go up and hear one of my favorite professors preach.

Me at my first family camp meeting in Hillsboro, OH. I am the one in the center of the picture holding my daughter.
Me at my first family camp meeting in Hillsboro, OH. I am the one in the center of the picture holding my daughter.

And preach he did! A wonderful sermon entitled: The Judgment of the Nations. Little did any one know, that this would be the last sermon that Roger Chambers would preach. The next day, while I was setting up the preacher’s camper (a tent), word came around that they had taken Dr. Chambers to the hospital. He died that afternoon.

But the camp meeting went on . . . And the very first sermon, that Monday evening . . . WOW . . . Raymond Bennett entitled: The Lukewarm Church! And since that date, I have tried to attend as many Family Camps as I can work into my schedule.

2017 Restoration Plea Family Camp at Prairie States Christian Camp, Watseka, IL

When I moved to Illinois, I had a strong desire to start a camp meeting over here. The churches needed a family camp like I have experienced. So in 2011 Gary Baker and Hanging Rock Christian Assembly gave me that opportunity. What a great weekend it ended up being! Wonderful speakers and music! In 2017 we held our seventh meeting at Prairie States Christian Camp in Watseka, IL. Plans are already underway for the 2018 meeting. It is scheduled for May 25-27th! Prairie States Christian Camp were fantastic hosts, and we look forward to meeting there again in 2018!  Lord willing I will see you there!

What a FELLOWSHIP!
Kevin Ziegler, Evangelist
South Side Church of Christ
Danville, IL

Restoration Plea Family Camp