WINONA MS (WGN)– The World Evangelism School of Missions will host its first missionary retreat May 10-12 at the Maywood Christian Camp in Hamilton, Ala.

The retreat is also hosted by J.C. and Betty Choate, Wayne and Janet Barrier, and the Double Springs Church of Christ, in Cookeville, Tenn.

Featured speakers include Glover Shipp, J.C. Choate, Don Petty, Don Reese, Loy Mitchell, and Gordon Hogan, among others.

All missionaries and friends interested in the future of mission work are invited.

The deadline for registration is May 1.

The preliminary schedule of the retreat, with further information, follows.

Thursday- May 10

12:30-2 PM Arrival, moving into cabins and visiting

2-3 PM Singing lead by Claude Lewis, Message by J.C. Choate, Wayne Barrier and Glover Shipp

3-3:15 PM Break

3:15-4:15 PM Singing lead by Jeremy Barrier, Message by John Reese

4:15-4:30 PM Break

4:30-5 PM Mission Work Reports and Announcements-Ken Wilkey, Byron Nichols, Wayne Kilpatrick, Don Petty, others

5-7 PM Supper

7-8 PM Singing lead by Greg Farris, Message by Gordon Hogan

8 until Entertainment/Visiting

Friday- May 11

7-8 AM Breakfast

8-9 AM Singing lead by Joey Barrier, Message by Colin McKee, by the lake-Bring lawn chairs

9-9:15 AM Break

9:15-10 AM Mission Work Reports and Announcements- Loy Mitchell, Gordon Hogan, Claude Lewis, Larry Murdock, others

10-10:15 AM Break

10:15-11:15 AM Singing lead by Dale Sellers, Message by Invited Speaker

12-2 PM Lunch and visiting/resting

2-3 PM Singing lead by Larry Murdock, Message by Don Petty

3-3:15 PM Break

3:15-4:15 PM Singing lead by Sunny David, Message by Ken Wilkey

4:15-5 PM Mission Work Reports and Announcements-Colin McKee, Dale Sellers, Don Norwood, John Reese, others

5-7 PM Supper

7-8 PM Singing lead by Don Posey, Message by Loy Mitchell

8-until Visit

Saturday-May 12

7-8 AM Breakfast

8-9 AM Singing lead by_________, Message by Invited Speaker

9-9:30 AM Wrap things up

10 AM Be out of cabins

Other invited speakers are: Stan Mitchell, Parker Henderson, Demar Elam

Confirmed speakers and topics

Glover Shipp – Islam

Don Petty –The Decline of the Church

John Reese – How Shall We Reach a World of Over 6 Billion?

Loy Mitchell –

Gordon Hogan – Paul’s Methods Worked in the First Century and Will Work Now

Ken Wilkey –

Colin McKee – The Effect of Animism on Today’s Religious World

Randal Matheny – All Things to All People

Everyone attending will have at least 5-10 minutes to discuss their work.

Other Information

The cost is $10 per person per night. This includes food and drinks for the retreat. Payment may be made at check-in.

The accommodations include mostly air-conditioned cabins, men in one, women in another. Fans may be brought for the cabins without air-conditioning. For those who don’t appreciate the camp atmosphere, there is an Econ-o-lodge and a Days Inn about 4 miles from the camp in Hamilton.

What to Bring:

Bedding (for twin size- bunk-beds), towels, toiletries, clothes, etc., lawn chairs (please bring because the only other seats are benches!).

Maywood Christian Camp is located at 700 Maywood Drive, Hamilton, Alabama 35570. The website for camp is . See website for map.

The camp has a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioned eating/meeting area, an outdoor amphitheatre, lake, playground for children, and plenty of wide open space.

RSVP To: Wayne and Janet Barrier. 3000 County Road 10. Florence, AL 35633. Email: . Phones: 256-766-2807 home; 256-627-6495 cell; 256-771-1698 daughter’s house (Jenny).

Hamilton is located northwest of Birmingham, Ala., off Hwy 78. When you enter Hamilton, take Hwy 43 South (located at the stop light at the Marion County Courthouse) toward Guin. Stay on Hwy 43 for 3 more stop lights. At this stop light you will see a bank on the right and a pharmacy on the left. Take a left turn here and travel 3-4 miles down this road (Co. Rd. 42). Stay on this road until you come to the Maywood Christian Camp sign on the left.

For a report of the retreat, see this story.