2018 – Main Evangelist – Greg Speck

IMG_2173Greg was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Walnut Creek, California. He is an avid San Francisco 49ers, Giants, Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks fan. He grew up in a non-Christian home and didn’t become a Christian until he was a senior in high school. Years ago, he attended Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated with a major in Sociology and minors in Social Work and Biblical and Theological studies. After graduating Greg started working with teenagers and has done that ever since. In his words ” I have the best job in the world and that is traveling around the world speaking to teenagers and families”.  He has been a caseworker for emotionally disturbed and delinquent teens, Youth Pastor, Youth Specialist for Moody Bible Institute, President of Youth Ministries International, the youth and family communicator for Bethel University and a friend to endangered woodland animals. Greg has led groups of teenagers on mission trips to the British Isles and all across Europe for over 20 years. He is now the “Youth and Family communicator” for Youth Leadership in, lovely and tropical, St Paul, Minnesota.

Bonnie is his wonderful wife and they have four children.

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2018 Missionaries – The Ask’s!!

Asks 10 years -3Parker and Megan Ask are native Minnesotans and have just celebrated their 11th wedding Anniversary. 2018 brings a lot of new change for the Ask family, starting with baby Ask due end of July!

They are also in a transition; moving from one team to another not to mention continents. Parker and Megan served in administration roles with Operation Mobilization for the Africa Area team in Pretoria, South Africa for the past few years. They are now back on the North American continent to serve with OM Canada. Parker’s role will still remain with the IT department, and Megan’s role will be changing but still under the admin umbrella.

They are looking forward to coming back to camp Red Rock after being away for several years, to catch up with all you Red Rockers and share about their experiences in South Africa. Please join them at camp this year to hear what life in Canada is like for them as well as to hear the fish story.

Camp Dates 2018

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We are excited to announce that we will be extending camp for one extra day this year!

To celebrate our 150th anniversary, we will be celebrating camp from Sunday June 24 through Sunday July 1.

We will have special programming over the weekend! More information to come..

2017 Camp Evangelist: John Oswalt

john_oswaltDr. John Oswalt returned to the Asbury Theological Seminary faculty in 2009 as visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament. He has also served as research professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Miss., from 1999 to 2009, was president of Asbury College from 1983 to 1986 and a member of the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., from 1986 to 1989.

He is the author of 11 books, most notable of which is the two-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah in the New International Commentary of the Old Testament. His most recent book is The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah, released in 2014. He has also written numerous articles that have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals. Dr. Oswalt is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, with membership in the Kentucky Annual Conference. He has served as a part-time pastor in congregations in New England and Kentucky, and is a frequent speaker in conferences, camps and local churches.

Oswalt received a B.A. from Taylor University; a B.D. and Th.M. from Asbury Seminary; and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

He is married to the former Karen Kennedy, and they have three children and two grandchildren.

His theme for the Bible Study will be “Great Prayers of the Old Testament”.

Youth Speaker 2017- Dallas Rastad

Rev. Dalscreen-shot-2017-01-23-at-2-47-26-pmlas Rostad has been involved in ministry for over 18 years. He volunteered in
non-denominational churches and then officially served as a youth pastor at a Nazarene
church where he met his wife, Genevieve. Dallas and Genevieve were called into the
mission field and joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for over five years. They were
based out of Colorado Springs, CO, but spent much of their time traveling, leading short-
term mission teams from all over the US and other countries to places that had the least
access to the Gospel. Some of the highlights of their time in YWAM include trips to
China, Egypt, Afghanistan, India, Ghana, and Tibet.
In 2007, they moved back to their hometown of Fergus Falls to continue to mobilize and
raise up more mission workers, while working part time and continuing to stay involved
with various ministries. In 2010, Dallas accepted the youth leader position at Grace
United Methodist Church. During his time there, he began the process of becoming a
Local Licensed Pastor in the UMC.Dallas has been an LLP since 2013 and his role has
expanded to youth and young adults as well as leading a worship service every Sunday
called The Bridge. Dallas has a passion for Jesus and a strong dedication to see young
people walk out their faith. Dallas also enjoys movies, the New York Yankees, and
spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Genevieve, and children, India
(6), Mylo (4), Nova (1) and Baby Rostad #4 due to arrive in July.

Missionary 2017 – Krista Landaas

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I grew up in Oregon City, Oregon, in a loving Christian home as the oldest

of three children. I cannot remember a time when I did not hear about

God and Jesus’ love for us. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 7 years

old during VBS. Since that time, I have known without a shadow of a

doubt that God is calling me to be a missionary. When I was 15 years old,

I surrendered myself fully to God and the Holy Spirit during Multnomah

Holiness Camp. God used that camp to show me that even though I was

a child of God, I had not given my whole life and desires over to Him. He

showed me that He wanted everything and not just the part I was willing

to give.

I attended Northwest Nazarene University and earned my degree in

music education. I had questioned whether or not it was God’s will for

me to earn this degree because I didn’t see it as getting me any closer to

the mission field. However, throughout my years at NNU and my years of

teaching, He showed me that He had a wonderful plan in mind, even if it

did take a longer route than I would have wished. For the last five years,

I have been an elementary music teacher in the public school system.

God has shown me that He has placed in me a passion for the lost,

hurting, and abused children of this world. Currently it is God’s will that I

show His love, hope, and purpose to the children of the American Indian

Field.