DEAR Banner
line decor
line decor

DEAR Photo DEAR Photo DEAR Photo DEAR Photo

DEAR 2015DEAR 2015
"Happy, Healthy, & Holy" by Pastor Alfred Griffith
October 29, 2015 to November 1, 2015
DEAR 2014DEAR 2014
"Revive Us, Lord" by Esther Doss
October 2 to 5, 2014
DEAR 2013
"ABCDEFG" by Esther Doss
September 26 to 29, 2013
DEAR 2012DEAR 2012
"Revival & Reformation is Our Greatest Need" by Alan Meis
October 4 to 7, 2012
DEAR 2011
"The Holy Spirit's Call to Faith, Prayer, and Work" by Pastor Alfred Griffith
October 27 to 30, 2011
DEAR 2010
"Christ is the Answer" by Elder Jeff Jordan
DEAR 2009DEAR 2009
"Is Christ Your Final Answer?" by Elder Paul Kelly

DEAR 2008DEAR 2008
"Get Out, Get In, Stay In" by Elder David Trexler
October 23 to 26, 2008
by Cathy Ingram

From October 23-26, 2008, the Deaf Eastern Autumn Revival Camp Meeting (DEAR) held its 8th straight year long weekend camp meeting at Camp Blue Ridge (CBR) in Montebello, Virginia. Moore than 60 campers attended the DEAR campmeeting in which they came from various states such as New York, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. More story

DEAR 2007DEAR 2007
"The Day After" by Elder Jeff Jordan
October 25 to 28, 2007
by Cathy Ingram

This year, the DEAR (Deaf Eastern Autumn Revival) Campmeeting entered its 7th straight year at Camp Blue Ridge (CBR), located at the Blue Ridge Mountains in Montebello, Virginia near the National Park Service’s Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway’s meadows, mountains, valleys, and old farmsteads are magnificent sights to behold. More story

DEAR 2006DEAR 2006
"Preparing for the Harvest" by Jim Hovey
October 12 to 15, 2006
by Jim House

Once again, Camp Blue Ridge (CBR) was the scene of the sixth annual Deaf Eastern Autumn Retreat (DEAR) camp-out. This year, like in past years, more than fifty campers sought refuge from their hectic lives back home. Fall was in the air – the leaves were awash in orange, red, yellow, brown and still green hues of autumn. More story

DEAR 2005

DEAR 2005
"Marriage Supper with the Lamb" by Elder George Belser
October 27 to 30, 2005
by Jennifer Witteborg

Leaving the bustle of the city behind, we arrived at Camp Blue Ridge where DEAR (Deaf Eastern Autumn Retreat) was being held. The leaves were all showing their colors of red, orange, yellow, and gold with some green lingering. Although it was chilly, the sun was shining, the water on the lake was shimmering and the faces of new and old friends were enlightening! More story

DEAR 2004DEAR 2004
"Noah" by Jim Hovey
October 28 to 31, 2004
by Jim House

For many weeks, as the DEAR 2004 committee led by several volunteers and myself at Mike Dobson's home in Virginia and online in AOL Instant Messaging chatrooms. This was the first year that 2004 committee appointed me take over as a Director as Mike, the previous Director wanted to take on a lesser role for this year's camp-out. More story

DEAR 2003DEAR 2003
"Constant Growing in Christ" by Elder Alfred Trexler
October 9 to 12, 2003
by Jennifer Witteborg

Red, gold, yellow, green leaves and the blue sky all merged to make a wonderful palette that our Creator used to remind us of His wonderful love.

Fifty people from California, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington State, all came and worshipped together. Fellowshipping under the canopy of colors, we talked about God's love and our Christian walk. On both Friday and Sabbath, people went for hikes. More story

DEAR 2002DEAR 2002
"Refreshing My Down Times", "Refreshing My Guilty Times" and "The Day God Eavesdropped" by Elder Paul Kelly
October 10 to 13, 2002
by Francisca Trexler

The first retreat held at Camp Blue Ridge (CBR) last year (2001) was timely. In spite of the saddest events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, we still attended the spiritual retreat at CBR. We all needed to be away from the busy city.

Twenty-three people attended the CBR last year, and this year thirty-six people attended the retreat.

Again, the retreat this year (October 10-13) was timely, and helped us get a much needed spiritual rest because a sniper had just recently killed 9 innocent people in the Washington, D.C. area. It was such blessing to know that CBR was a wonderful spiritual uplifting event to most of the campers. More story

DEAR 2001
"Friendship Evangelism" by Elder David Trexler
October 11 to 14, 2001
by Beth Dobson

A total of 23 deaf and hearing members converged on Camp Blue Ridge in Montebello, Virginia, which is approximately three hours southwest from Washington, DC. The camp turned out to be a reprieve for a number of the members because of the recent attacks on our priceless soil as well as the transportation and security hassles that remained etched in their memories. More story