Indian Springs

Indian Springs Holiness Camp Meeting, the closest thing to heaven on earth. A place my family has attended for over 60 years. It might sound crazy, but we stay in this cabin that's 100 years old for two weeks every July. 
For those who have never experienced it, it's quite difficult to understand. As you can tell, our cabin isn't a 5-star joint but I wouldn't trade it for anything! This cabin holds so many memories. 
We had 18 family members this year. Between my brother's boys and cousin's boys, we had five little guys under the age of five running around the cabin. Many hours were spent telling them stories, singing with them, and playing all sorts of things with them. It is so neat to see these little guys swinging on the very same swing their daddy's enjoyed 25 years ago. 

Besides playing with boys, it's such a sweet time to be able to visit with all of my family. The Cabin is the only place where we all gather together. I love the late night chats with my cousin, the game playing, the good food, and especially the blessing of having my older siblings around. What precious time it is!

Well that covers the special family time, but let me explain the heart of Indian Springs. It was founded in 1890 and has been going strong ever since. Thousands of people attend and many families are like us, they come every year and have for many generations. 

Every day there are three services and a Bible study. These services meet in the main Tabernacle: a large building with a tin roof, no walls, dozens upon dozens of pews, a pulpit, a piano, and an organ. 

In addition to these services, there are four other tabernacles for the youngins and the youth with services and activities throughout the day. 
Many incredible evangelists have graced the pulpit. Through them, God has changed life, after life, after life. I cannot imagine my life without the incredible impact of Indian Springs. The Lord challenges me every year. It's a time for reflection and a time for revival in my heart. There is nothing greater than hearing a thousand voices singing loud and strong, all giving praise to the One who brings us hope and restoration. What a friend we have in Jesus!!

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