Come to the 2015 Spiritual Meetings following the 22nd SDARM General Conference Delegation Session
Anyone who has ever attended the spiritual conventions following the General Conference (“GC”) delegation sessions will never forget those memorable events. Whether it be of the early SDARM conventions or the more recent ones in Ploesti, Romania 1991 and 1995, in Itu, Brazil 1999 and 2003, in Jeju, South Korea 2007, or in Sibiu, Romania 2011—our memory is flooded with the images of brethren and friends we met, the truth-filled messages we heard, the elevating music we profoundly enjoyed. . . .
This year, September 10-13, you will have a unique opportunity to attend yet another GC spiritual convention; however—after nearly 36 years—this time in the USA, immediately following the 22nd GC Delegation Session to be held near Roanoke, Virginia.
About 10 km southwest of the SDARM GC headquarters is the city of Salem, nestled in the Roanoke Valley and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of the well-known features here is the Salem Civic Center, a premier convention and meeting facility that can comfortably seat over 6,000 people, with parking for 3,000 vehicles.
Why should you and your family plan to be there?
Many of our members and friends will carefully deliberate whether or not to dedicate their time and financial resources to this event. Some might be tempted to think that their time and money could be used in a better way. Yet the Spirit of Prophecy has timely and pointed advice to all who might hesitate to include this event in their busy schedule:
“It is important that the members of our churches should attend our camp meetings. The enemies of truth are many; and because our numbers are few, we should present as strong a front as possible. Individually you need the benefits of the meeting, and God calls upon you to number one in the ranks of truth.
“Some will say: ‘It is expensive to travel, and it would be better for us to save the money and give it for the advancement of the work where it is so much needed.’ Do not reason in this way; God calls upon you to take your place among the rank and file of His people. Strengthen the meeting all you possibly can by being present with your families. Put forth extra exertion to attend the gathering of God’s people.”—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, pp. 38, 39.
What can you expect to learn and experience at this convention?
The theme of the convention is “Christ is All, and in All.” No other topic could better satisfy our spiritual longings or more closely meet our present needs than this theme dedicated to our beloved Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.
“Christ, the precious Saviour, is to be the Christian’s all in all” (In Heavenly Places, p. 65). The messages will also include news and photos from the worldwide vineyard. The music will be inspiring as well. As we unite in worship, prayer, testimony, praise and song, we will have a unique opportunity to clearly focus on our mission and to petition our heavenly Father for the outpouring of His Holy Spirit in great measure.
How can my family, friends and I attend this event?
Hotel and motel rooms near the Salem Civic Center have been already reserved at a discounted cost—and tasty, nutritious, vegan meals prepared by our capable cooks will be provided at an affordable price. Free shuttle bus service to the Salem Civic Center is also available. For details, please see our dedicated website and email information:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +1-540-904-1446
- Fax: +1-540-366-2814
Just complete the online registration form on the website and make your payment by credit card. Then you will be notified by email that your registration was successful. The registration deadline is July 15, 2015. To get the choice you prefer, register early.
Don’t miss this special opportunity! You’ll be glad you came.