Avon Park Camp Association
1001 W Lake Isis, Avon Park FL 33825
Higher Ground
Quarterly eNews

Vol. XI, No. 3


From Our President

Greetings in Jesus Name,

Several weeks ago I received a phone call from Dr Nelson Perdue. With regret he asked to be released from the 2020 camp meeting. I reluctantly accepted his request.

After several weeks of prayer and consultation I have scheduled Pastor Jonathan Morgan to preach for Dr Perdue February 4-6. I will preach February 7-9.

Please bathe the coming camp meeting with intercessory prayer. We must have the presence and power of almighty God.

Just in case you missed the announcement Jean Rollings will celebrate her 100th birthday on October 15. You can send her a card at 2008 Geney Street, Brenham, TX 77833. Her husband Don served as camp president from 1982-1995.

Ella Mae and I plan on arriving in Avon Park shortly after Thanksgiving.

Grace and Peace,
--Thomas H. Hermiz

From our Treasurer

Greetings from the Treasurer's Office,

Thank you so much to all who participated in the summer funds appeal. Since it takes $10,000.00 per month for general operation, 1 1⁄2 months was covered by your generous giving. Thankfully we are still receiving gifts from you which is much needed. Soon our seasonal residents will return providing rental monies also. “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3

-- Bonnie Hudson, Treasurer

From our Ladies' Auxiliary

We are looking forward to another great year, beginning with our luncheon and meeting on Thursday, January 30th at noon with Elana and Janine Dubbeld. We look forward also to the Craft and Yard Sale on February 28th and 29th, and our "Chat With...." on March 5th.

Please continue to remember the camp and our auxiliary as well as all of our members in your prayers.

-- Ann Fisher, President

Homes For Sale

We are excited to welcome Ralph and Darlene Bullar of O’Fallon, MO as new residents at 1105 Emmanuel Way. Closing is scheduled on the lake property at 1210 N. Anoka later this month. Check out the other houses available on this website, Homes for Sale, then, for more information, call Beverly Cowles at 863-368-1107.

-- Beverly Cowles

From Our Tech Team

Lord willing the internet and Tech Support Office will be available beginning on 11/1/19 and be terminated on 3/31/20. The internet will be available centrally through the month of April 2020 in the former Cooper Book Store behind the office.

-- Gary Good


The 81st annual Avon Park Holiness Camp Meeting will begin Sunday, February 2, and continue through Sunday, February 9, 2020. We have a change in scheduled evangelists. Due to health issues, Dr. Nelson Perdue will be unable to come. Rev. Jonathan Morgan will be speaking in his place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Dr. Hermiz will preach Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as the opening Sunday. Dr. JK Warrick will be here as our Preaching Evangelist, along with Bible Teacher Dr. Chris Bounds and music evangelist Brian Arner.

Brenda will be pleased to help you with your reservations. Call her at the office: 863-453-6831


LADIES AUXILIARY LUNCHEON -- Thursday, January 30th.

Jerry Nelson - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mark Murphy and the Burchfield Brothers - January 10, 2020

The Kramers - January 31, 2020

Camp Meeting - February 2nd - 9th, 2020

Edward Klassen - Harpist, February 21, 2020

LADIES AUXILIARY CRAFT AND YARD SALE -- Friday and Saturday, February 28th and 29th.

LADIES AUXILIARY "CHAT WITH" -- Thursday, March 5th.


MISSIONARY DAY -- Monday, February 3rd.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE DAY -- Tuesday, February 4th.


WESLEY BIBLICAL SEMINARY DAY -- Thursday, February 6th.

HEALING SERVICE -- Thursday, February 6th.

ASBURY UNIVERSITY DAY -- Friday, February 7th.

CCCU DAY -- Saturday, February 8th.

MEMORIAL SERVICE -- Saturday, February 8th.


The Ohio Snowbird Reunion

WGM’s student centers at Asbury University and Ohio Christian University are seeing unprecedented attendance by students who are coming to learn about what God is doing around the world through WGM ministries. Asbury’s SI Center had a record attendance of 213 on the first night of the semester, and OCU’s SI is six times larger than what it was four years ago. We’re praying that God will continue to speak to these students, and that they would say yes to Him as he prompts them to be a part of what He is doing around the world.

-- Laura Winningham Needler, WGM Director of Communications

The Strange Preacher's Kid

2 Timothy 2:22, "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."


Question: Some Christians linger in temptation. They walk as close as they can to the edge while trying not to "fall" into sin. Why would someone seek to walk as close to sin as possible rather than staying as far away as possible?


  • They have not matured in their faith. It is not possible to "walk on the edge" if we follow biblical advice to pursue and think about godly concepts and actions.
  • Some, at least early in their Christian walk, are still struggling with their natural human tendencies. When a person is transitioning from being ruled by their humanness to being guided by the Holy Spirit, there's a tendency, especially in times of weakness or tiredness, to go back to what's familiar.
  • Some justify their actions by saying they want to hang around their ungodly friends because they think they will be a good influence on them. For a new Christian, this is placing themselves in a situation that could cause them to fall.
Are you one of these people?

-- pab


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