Volume 11, Number 1, July-August 2007


PABC Proclaims Feast of Tabernacles Observance Sept 27 to Oct 4, 2007

by Norman Edwards

In keeping with Leviticus 23:4, we are proclaiming a Feast of Tabernacles observance at the Port Austin Bible Campus September  27 through October 3, 2007, the Eighth Day celebration on October 4, 2007 (Lev 23:36). The commands to proclaim the Feasts “in their seasons” and to observe them are obvious in scripture.

The Bible has no specific commands on how to calculate the calendar. Many sincere believers have searched the Scriptures and history and found different answers. We encourage all to proclaim and celebrate the Eternal’s Feasts in faith. May we fill the world with people keeping our Father’s Feasts.

The theme at our Feast site this year is:

           “Harvesting In the World, Not Of the World”

Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Luke 10:2).

“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:13-17).

How do we remain in the world, but not of it? How do we reap a harvest in the world when it hates us? How do we have His Joy in all of this? The biggest key is in the verses, above: through His Word and His Truth. There is so much more that we can learn about applying the Truth of Scripture to live and harvest in the world without being taken in by it.

In addition to the daily services and studies along these themes we will have praise music, family-style meals, Bible Bowl, sports, family activities, and a variety show. Anyone who would like to organize a study or an activity is encouraged to do so. Anyone who would like to prepare a specialty dish for the group or bring the produce from their farm or garden is more than welcome. We have our own commercial kitchen, dining space for 100, basketball, racquetball and volleyball courts, outdoor sports field and other facilities.  Most meals will be prepared from organic produce grown in our own garden.

We have men’s and women’s dormitory rooms available for singles (one dorm bathroom on each floor), and some motel-like accommodations for couples and families. Tent and trailer spaces are also present with water and electricity and a nearby dump station. There are ample motels of varying price ranges about a mile away in town:

Beachcomber Motel:       989-738-8354

Blue Spruce Motel:         989-738-8650

Lake Vista Motel:           989-738-8612

Lakeside Motor Lodge:   989-738-5201

Port Austin Motel:          989-738-8729

Sun ‘N Sand Motel:        989-738-7513

Port Austin is located at the tip of the "thumb" of Michigan. The campus is about a mile south of Port Austin on M-53. If you want to be assured a place to stay and food to eat, please notify us of your group’s number as soon as practical. For more information or to reserve a place, contact:

PABC, PO Box 474, Port Austin, Michigan 48467 PABC@PortAustin.net; 989-738-7700.


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