SPANGLE — Revival meetings are under way in the largest tent in Eastern Washington. According to Spokane county officials, the mammoth 19,000 square-foot tent is the biggest temporary structure of its kind in the inland Northwest.
The tent is part of the 133rd annual Seventh-day Adventist camp meeting, a tradition started in 1879. Adventists from around the Northwest gather each spring for a time of worship and inspiration, equipping members for Christian service.
The camp meeting, located on the grounds of Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., is open to the public and features meetings for all ages. More than 2,500 people are expected to attend this weekend.
Locally, the Seventh-day Adventist church has more than 25,000 members, 132 churches and 28 schools.