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2017 Feast of Tabernacles: Lake Texoma, Texas, U.S.A.

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2017 Feast of Tabernacles

Lake Texoma, Texas, U.S.A.

It seemed that the vast majority of attendees had a wonderful Feast and really enjoyed the gorgeous weather and setting at Lake Texoma!

The messages for all eight days were inspiring, uplifting and educational. The opening night message was about worshiping our King, Jesus Christ, rejoicing in the Feast and giving glory to God our Father as we journey toward His Kingdom. The final messages of hope and salvation given on the Eighth Day drew the Feast to an awesome conclusion. Other messages focused on creating a paradise on earth, becoming teachers, setting spiritual goals, etc. as we look to the fulfillment of these days in God’s Kingdom.

Since the majority of attendees stayed at the Tanglewood Resort where services were held, there were many, many convenient opportunities for fellowship. Many people volunteered to serve and, as a result, the planned activities of dinner cruises on Lake Texoma, a Texas-style barbecue dinner and western dance, a tropical themed family day with chicken teriyaki barbecue, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, board games, two bouncy castles/slides for the kids, and a sing-along around the campfire all went well and were well attended and greatly appreciated. One of the highlights of our family day was a baptism in Lake Texoma. We also had a striped bass tournament and a 27 ½-inch striped bass took the grand prize: a new rod and reel!

Lake Texoma was the officially designated UCG Feast site for the deaf in 2017, and a large contingent of deaf members and interpreters with their families greatly enjoyed each other’s company throughout the Feast.

One other highlight of the Feast was an early morning group of men’s meetings for five days throughout the Feast. The meetings were called “Men’s Challenge,” and there was ample opportunity for 25 men to consider and discuss how to face our challenges to become better husbands, fathers, role models and leaders as well as to form bonds that will last a lifetime.

Overall, the Feast at Lake Texoma was a beautiful setting to enjoy a spiritual Feast and draw closer to God the Father and Jesus Christ!