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Spring praise and worship weekend held

| May 8, 2017

WARSAW – The first Spring Praise and Worship Weekend was held May 5 – 7 at the Warsaw Camp Retreat.  Music and comedy acts, along with words of praise, were scheduled beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday afternoon.

Lori Davis and her husband, Bob, are the administrators of the camp. She said they had been praying for guidance on how to share the Gospel with more people and God revealed this idea to them. “We had never done anything like this, so we ran with the idea,” said Lori. “It’s an outreach to our community and also allows more people to see our facility. Many people don’t realize it is available for rent and you don’t have to be part of the church to use it.”

Davis said there were about 75 people at the event on Friday evening and they were really excited about that. Carson Rowland is a 10-year-old Christian comedian and he opened the event. The crowd thought he was hilarious and couldn’t believe he was only 10. They were not surprised to learn he has won national awards for his comedy.

Saturday morning, Lori Davis welcomed the crowd and shared a little of her personal story about grace and forgiveness – of others and yourself. She encouraged the crowd to listen with an open heart and to ask themselves where they may be broken. She said that praying about your pain will allow God to reveal a solution and a plan.

Timothy Noble played several songs about Grace and invited the audience to stand and sing with him. He is a well-known pianist who travels around to share his love of God and his beautiful skills on the piano. Several other musicians were scheduled to perform throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. Michael Facciani is originally from Pittsburgh, but has been living in Iowa for more than 35 years. He said, “I’ve been told I sound like Robert Goulet, which I guess means I sound older than I am. My crowd is usually older people, so the young generation here today is scaring me.” He laughed and said he is always excited to perform around Ohio, since it is close to home.

Carolea Mercer and her husband were staying at the camp for the weekend. “We always look forward to the events at the camp. Our whole family always has fun.”  She said they live in Zanesville and heard about the weekend at their church, which is affiliated with the Warsaw church and camp. “The comedian was a riot last night and I really enjoyed Anna J’s music. She has a great message for teenagers. There was a wide range of music something for everyone – here this weekend.” Mercer said they couldn’t wait to attend the event again.

Lori Davis said they are definitely planning on holding the event next year.

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