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Tithe Changes Lives Through Camp Ministries

posted on December 15, 2014, under Camp Ministry, Conference, Member by

Theresa Stride is an example of a life changed because of tithe. (Photo: Aric Turlington)

Theresa Stride is an example of a life changed because of tithe. (Photo: Aric Turlington)

A portion of every tithe dollar returned by faithful church members helps support Florida Conference’s Camp Ministries. One example of a life changed through this important ministry is that of Theresa Stride.

Growing up in a Baptist home, Theresa attended camp four years in a row. During her last summer, she accepted Christ and informed her mother that, someday, she was “going to work at Camp Kulaqua.”

As a senior in high school, Theresa was hired part time in the horse barn, a job she continued through four years of college at University of Florida in Gainesville.

After graduation, she worked at the River Ranch. At summer’s end, Phil Younts, Administrative Camp Director, invited her to a full-time staff position.

Theresa learned more about the Adventist faith through personal study and from several friends among the Camp staff who walked her through Adventist beliefs. Soon, she reached the decision to be baptized.

This is a condensed version of our feature article in the Spring 2014 issue of Florida Focus. The complete article and a video of Theresa Stride’s testimony is also available.


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