The festivals were originally given to the ancient nation of Israel to commemorate the important historic events–placing these days on a firm foundation for the new covenant meanings and to learn different aspects about God's plan.
Larry Walker serves as an elder in the United Church of God congregation in Bend, Oregon. He retired from the full-time employed ministry in November 2016, and is a 1966 graduate of Ambassador College. He and his wife Karen have four children and eight grandchildren. They live on a peaceful and scenic wooded acre in the country near La Pine, Oregon, where they experience the beauty of God’s creation and walking on trails through the woods at a nearby state park. They are avid readers and enjoy many types of music.