June 4 - 12, 1901

Anoka Co., Anoka, 1500 Sixth Avenue South, George Green Park    Map

Find it today: In downtown Anoka: if you are traveling from Highway 169, turn east on East Main Street and then turn south on 7th Avenue - if you are traveling from Highway 10, turn south on 7th Avenue. From the intersection of East Main Street and 7th Avenue, travel about 5 blocks south on 7th Avenue. George Green Park will be on the west side of 7th Avenue, between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue. Still standing are the old "cafeteria" (now a service shed) on the 6th Avenue side of the park and the "Book and Bible House" building (now a Senior Citizens Center) next to the cafeteria.

NOTHING LIKE IT. Reports from the Iowa and Minnesota camp-meetings, which we expect will come in by due course of mail, have not yet been received. But we cannot forbear to lay before the reader a few words from Brother L. A. Hoopes, who has just returned from those gatherings. In a short call at this Office he described the meetings as of exceeding interest, the most encouraging and hopeful he has attended. Indeed, he said that he had seen nothing like it in all his experience with this people. The union of spirit and harmony of action were marvelous to behold, and calculated to beget hope and courage in the hearts of the brethren. This is not designed to forestall any items in a fuller report, or reports, which we expect will come in before another paper goes to press.

Review and Herald, June 18, 1901

MINNESOTA. Our German meetings at the Anoka (Minn.) camp-meeting were small as to the number of those attending. The Lord met with us, however, to the joy of all present. From day to day His sweet presence filled the weary pilgrims with new hope and courage. We spoke to brethren of the work in South America, and a collection was taken up, which amounted to forty-seven dollars. All were glad to see that the work is prospering in South America.

Other enterprises were remembered in other donations. There was a good spirit in the meeting's, and the business was done harmoniously. Brethren Prescott, Daniells, and Hoopes, Dr. Paulson, Brother Newton, and others rendered valuable help in the English meetings. Brethren Graf and Kuehl and the writer had the responsibility of leading the German meetings. The Lord be praised for His presence and blessing.

F. H. WESTPHAL – Review and Herald, June 25, 1901

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