BMMC: Summer Report

Camp Meeting Epilogue

The weekend of June 30th to July 3rd, 2017 was a memorable one for the Bethany Village and more directly the Bethany Medical Missionary College located up the Supenaam Creek, Region 2.

BMMC hosted and coordinated the first ever Camp Meeting to be held in Guyana. The Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists sent as their representatives, two third year theology students by the names of Ronzel Garraway and Paul Julius. The main speaker was the Founder-Director of Gospel Ministries International (GMI), Pastor David Gates, B.SC., RN, MBA, and Mission Pilot. While the morning devotionals for Friday, Sabbath, Sunday, and Monday were presented by Br. Jermaine Carter (Naturopath, Medical Missionary) who also did the devotional for Sunday evening; while Pastor James Ash, MA (Theology), Mission Pilot, did the Friday evening worship.

Individuals were loud in their praise for the information contained in each presentation. These presentations were all Biblically based and supported by quotations from the Spirit of Prophecy. Pastor Gates, at the end of his presentations, made a call for individuals to recommit their lives to Christ. No less than 98% of those already baptized responded to recommitment. Then a call was made for those who would like to give their lives to Jesus for the first time and be baptized. Eight persons, four children and four adults, responded to this call and were led to the creek by Pastor Gates and the local church Pastor, Martin Luther Babb. This was the first baptism held on BMMC’s campus and it was an emotional moment for many. That Sabbath evening was closed joyfully, with everyone blending their voices to sing, ‘Go Light Your World’, it was something that would be hard to forget and that rare feeling makes you sure that you would be back again next time.

The attendance of these meetings numbered over a hundred and included individuals from Trinidad and Venezuela as well as 9 out of the 10 Administrative Regions of Guyana. (2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10)

Great was the rejoicing by all who were present and the old song, ‘To God Be The Glory’, simultaneously rang out from the melodious voices of the young and old, past and future students, community members and visitors alike.

Article Written by Winston O. James/GAMAS Board Member


To God be the glory, great things He hath done;
 So loved he the world that he gave us his son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice.

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