GSP Camp Alano, the Regional Training Center of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines in Daliao, Toril, Davao City, will again serve as the venue for this year’s Feast of Tabernacles in Mindanao. Davao City has been the focal point of UCG activities in the region for decades. Also, Davao City is considered the “fruit basket” of the country. Since the Feast of Tabernacles this year falls at the peak of the fruiting season, feastgoers will have ample opportunity to enjoy the abundance of tropical fruits, particularly the famous durian.
GSP Camp Alano at Toril is approximately 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the Davao International Airport. From the city, one can take a taxi straight to the meeting hall as most taxi drivers are familiar with the location. Or one could ride public utility jeepneys to Toril and then take a tricycle to GSP Camp Alano.
Various accommodations are available at the camp itself, namely air conditioned rooms at the Training Center and non-air conditioned rooms at the White House, Duplex, and Program Center buildings. These accommodations may not be as well equipped as those at other feast sites but the warm hearts and hospitality of the brethren will more than make up for the difference.
Those desiring more comfortable lodging with meals could opt to stay in a number of hotels located nearby which are about 1.5 to 10 kilometers from the venue. Cost per day ranges from $30 to $70. When eating out, tips are appreciated but not obligatory. The currency exchange rate, by the way, is approximately US $1 = 52Php.
Feast services, Bible studies, forums and other activities will be conducted in English with translations into Cebuano whenever necessary. All these sessions are Bible-based to enable everyone, from young children to once-young senior citizens, to feast on God’s spiritual food as well as enjoy the warmth and camaraderie of like-minded brethren in fellowship. This year we are expecting approximately 200 to 220 feastgoers, mostly brethren from the Mindanao region of the country.
First Service: 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14.
We have services at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first day.
Reservations and More Information: Please contact Mindanao Festival coordinator Raul Villacote.