The total number in attendance this year was 188. Once again the celebratory tone was set with an uplifting opening night service, and messages throughout the Feast provided plenty of motivation and food for thought. Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of planned activities, including a welcome evening, women’s brunch, women’s and men’s discussions, teen studies, children’s Bible lessons, a Saturday night concert evening showcasing the amazing musical talents of local brethren and a lively family dance.
The young children thoroughly enjoyed a visit to a certified organic dairy farm, where they could milk a cow (and sample the warm milk), ride horses and a donkey, take tractor rides and cook “bread-on-a-stick” over an open fire. The teens and young adults participated in cart racing—a yearly event where last year’s winner was able to retain his title. Volleyball and soccer were also a highlight for the sporty, and of course there was still time for plenty of delicious feasting on Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte and other local culinary specialities.
This year’s organized excursion was a fascinating visit to a clock museum and the Triberger Waterfall, with lunch and time to explore the town of Furtwangen.
As always the Feast in Schluchsee was a wonderful reunion for the Dutch and German speaking brethren. The unity felt was memorable and just a foretaste of what will be experienced in the Millennium.