APPLING — In 1873, thousands of Methodists traveled by horse and wagon to the White Oak Campground to learn about God’s grace.
Last week, at the 140th encampment, Methodists traveled by Fords and Toyotas to hear the same message and get back to their religious roots.
“The camp-meeting movement was at the very core of Methodism when Francis Asbury preached in America,” said the Rev. Mary Kirkland. “This was actually one of the sites he preached at and people would come from all around to hear the message and camp out.”