Upcoming Bible Conference

July 27, 2018 0 Comments

Now that we are just a few days away from the month of August, I am looking forward to a week of preaching at the Odosagih Bible Conference in Machias, NY. Nancy and I will be there the week of August 19-24 (Sunday through Friday). Odosagih has a lovely setting on Lime Lake and is an historic camp ground (established in 1922). This will be my sixth time ministering there (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and now 2018).
Nancy and I are looking forward to seeing many of our friends from my former congregation at Marilla, and renewing fellowship with them. It's hard to believe I have been gone from the church there (having retired in 2014) for 4 years already. Odosagih is only 40 minutes south of Marilla, so we hope to see some of our beloved friends again.
This is one of the few "old-time" Bible Conferences left in our country, using a huge wood-frame "open-air" tabernacle building for the worship services. In years gone by, there were many of these Bible Conferences throughout the country, but they are unfortunately a thing of the past. Years ago I attended the Billy Sunday tabernacle at Winona Lake, Indiana for a week long conference, but I heard that that structure has now been torn down.
There was a time when people by the thousands would attend these week long Bible Conferences are hear some of the great old Bible teachers of the past. Christians today are so busy that going to church once on Sunday is about all the time they can give to the Lord. Even local churches no longer conduct week long evangelistic meetings, as people, sadly, just don't have the time or the desire for the preaching of the Word.
Pray that my week of ministry there would be fruitful and encouraging to those who attend. It will be a real blessing for me just to have the opportunity to preach the Word 12 different times. The Lord is good.

Richard Seefried
Harrisonburg, VA
Richard Seefried has a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry, and is licensed & certified by the NCCA as a clinical pastoral counselor.