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November 10, 2023

Dear Brethren,

From all the reports, comments, emails, and letters, it is apparent that God certainly blessed us with a wonderful, spiritually inspiring Feast of Tabernacles. We have included some of the reports in this letter. We are thankful that everything went well for all the brethren. As we know, God’s festivals teach us important aspects of His plan. But we must remember that the key to such knowledge is our personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

As we view today’s world, it is evident that we are living in the end times. God gave the prophet Daniel some of the most detailed prophecies of these last days—yet God did not give him understanding of those prophecies. In fact, God told him that it was not for him to know—that such understanding was reserved for the faithful ones living in the last days. Notice: “And at that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even until that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered—every one who shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life [the first resurrection], and some to shame and everlasting contempt [the second death in the lake of fire].

“ ‘And they who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they who turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever. But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased [the knowledge of God, as well as knowledge in general].’… And I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, ‘O my lord, what shall be the end of these things?’ And he said, ‘Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and refined. But the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the [spiritually] wise shall understand’ ” (Dan. 12:1-4, 8-10).

Who are the wise ones? Certainly not the intellectuals of the world—but those who are loving God and keeping His commandments: “He has declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations. The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever; they are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto His people; He has commanded His covenant forever; holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever” (Psa. 111:6-10). This is confirmed in the New Testament: “By this standard we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome” (I John 5:2-3).

The War Between the Jews and Hamas: What will happen as a result of the war going on now between the Jews and Hamas? Many are worried and wondering what is going to happen. Will it lead to a world war? What will happen to Hamas—and to the Palestinian people? It is interesting that the entire Islamic world is refusing to take Palestinian refugees into their countries—not even Egypt! But the Jews are determined to utterly destroy Hamas. So how will this war end?

First, we need to consider the “Abraham Accord” between the Jews and many of the Islamic states (with the exception if Iran). It was made during the Trump administration. This accord appears to be the agreement that will eventually lead to the establishment of the biblical “King of the South” (Dan 11:40).

Importantly, this peace agreement includes the declaration that the Jews will be able to built their third Temple. However, this Temple will not be built where the Mosque of Omar is currently standing. That is not where the second Temple actually stood. Rather, this area was the Roman Fort Antonio—a garrison for 5-10 thousand soldiers. The actual site where the Temple will be built is about 600 yards south of the fort. This is well known by many experts—except the Jews’ religious leaders. God has blinded them until the time comes to actually build the third Temple. The Jews always need a sign from God—and it is probable that God will give them a sign. That sign could be the Gihon Spring, which today still flows with a fair amount of water. However, when the first and second Temples were operational, the Gihon Spring continuously gushed with an abundance of water—which is needed for the Temple to function and for the animal sacrifices. That area had to be constantly cleaned because of the slaughter of animals. (Please order the DVD showing the actual area of the first and second Temples).

Major Keys to Understanding End Time Prophecies

The King of the North and the King of the South: With each new crisis—be it monetary, war, crime, or disasters—we wonder, When will the end actually come? How much time do we have left? We don’t actually know. Meanwhile, we need to realize that there are many things yet to take place on the “prophecy stage” (so to speak) before the final events of the end times can unfold and the Great Tribulation can begin.

Concerning events leading up to His return, Jesus commanded His disciples to watch: “But learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branches become tender, and it puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way also, when you see these things coming to pass, know that it is near, even at the doors. Truly I say to you, this generation shall in no way pass away until all these things have taken place” (Mark 13:28-30).

The parallel account in Matthew 24 reads somewhat differently: “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branches have already become tender, and it puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. In like manner also, when you see ALL these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Truly I say to you, this generation shall in no wise pass away until all these things have taken place. The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall never pass away. But concerning that day, and the hour, no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only” (verses 32-36). The key is that we must “see all these things,” which also include all the Old Testament prophecies pertaining to end time events. It is a grave mistake to get all excited when we see “some of these things” instead of “all these things” and proclaim that the Tribulation will suddenly come upon us. This is why we are to constantly watch.

In addition to the third Temple, the “King of the North” and the “King of the South” must be on the scene in the end time, because the Tribulation cannot begin until they are in place. God inspired Daniel to write: “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape” (Dan. 11:40-42).

These prophecies clearly tell us that “at the time of the end” there will be the “King of the North” and the “King of the South” on the “prophetic stage.” Today, events are moving rapidly to bring them on the scene—and the way for the “King of the North” is almost complete. We must, however, wait for the final “King of the North” to come to power.

With the United States and the United Kingdom greatly diminished, the European Union’s power base can develop, making a way for the “King of the North.” Germany will be the dominate power. Germany has recently clearly stated that Europe—meaning primarily Germany—must have a powerful military. Their immediate goal is to protect Europe from Russia and Islamic nations.

While each European country will continue to retain its own national government with a good measure of sovereignty, they will all be subject to the higher power of the central European parliament that will continue to arrogate more power and control to itself. Then, when the right crisis occurs, the EU government will be able to seize central control over all the member nations. Undoubtedly, this is how the “Beast” power of the “King of the North” will come on the scene. Thus, the dreams of Napoleon, Bismarck, and Hitler of a United Europe through conquest and war will soon be achieved through treaties—all signed in Rome.

This same pattern is being used to set up the “King of the South” through the Abraham Accord. Eventually, most of the Islamic nations will sign this accord.

A One-World Government: The book of Revelation shows that there will also be a “one-world” government, headed up by the Beast—one of the seven heads of Revelation 13. This will probably be a reconstituted United Nations, perhaps moved out of the USA to Europe, probably to Geneva: “And I stood on the sand of the sea [nations, peoples, and languages (Rev. 17:15)]; and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads [the 7 leading nations of the world at that time] and ten horns [the 10 regional unions of nations], and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and his feet like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion [diversity and amalgamation or unions of nations using the best of past civilizations—described in Daniel]; and the dragon [Satan the devil] gave him his power, and his throne and great authority. And I saw one of his heads [the leading man who ends up as the leader of the entire world system] as if it were slain to death, but his deadly wound was healed; and the whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.

“And they [all the people of the world] worshiped the dragon, who gave his authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who has the power to make war against him?’ And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him; and authority was given to him to continue for forty-two months [after his deadly wound was healed].

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And he was given power to make war against the saints, and to overcome them; and he was given authority over every tribe and language and nation [this is a worldwide government]. And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 13:1-8).

There is no question that these verses are describing a one-world government that has full power and authority over all the people of the world! The saints will not submit to this satanic government, refuse the Mark of the Beast, and ultimately be martyred! Along with the false prophet (Rev. 13:11-18), empowered by Satan, this false system will lead the whole world into the ultimate rebellion against God the Father and Jesus Christ—the worship of the Beast as God! The Beast will undoubtedly be the “King of the North” of Daniel 11, whom the false prophet will proclaim to be God manifested in the flesh—the Anti-Christ!

Notice how the apostle Paul was inspired to describe this final Beast: “Now we beseech you, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken in mind, nor be troubled—neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as if from us, saying that the day of Christ is present [this is the exact expression New Age religion uses to describe their false Christ].

“Do not let anyone deceive you by any means because that day will not come unless the apostasy shall come first, and the man of sin shall be revealed—the son of perdition, the one who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is an object of worship; so that he comes into the temple of God and sits down as God, proclaiming that he himself is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? And now you understand what is holding him back in order for him to be revealed in his own set time.

“For the mystery of lawlessness is already working; only there is one Who is restraining at the present time until it arises out of the midst. And then the lawless one will be revealed (whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth, and will destroy with the brightness of His coming [Rev. 19, when Jesus and the saints return to the earth from the Sea of Glass]); even the one whose coming is according to the inner working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who are perishing because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.

“And for this cause, God will send upon them a powerful deception that will cause them to believe the lie, so that all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but who took pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thess. 2:1-12).

As we have seen, Revelation 13 describes him this way: “And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him; and authority was given to him to continue for forty-two months [after his deadly wound was healed]. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven” (verses 5-6).

Perhaps these explanations will help us to get a clearer focus on world events as we see them unfold, ultimately giving us a better understanding of end time prophecy.


Jesus Commanded us to Watch and be Ready at All Times: We must always be watching and be ready, whether we live to see the fulfillment of these events or whether we die in the faith and pass from the scene. We must always heed Jesus’ admonition: “Watch, therefore, because you do not know in what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have been watching, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore, you also be ready. For the Son of man is coming at a time that you do not think.

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his lord has set over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. Truly I say to you, he will set him over all his property” (Matt. 24:42-47). Then He will say of each one of us, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”

Thoughts on the Upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday: It is fitting and right that America has set aside a special day of thanksgiving to God for all His bountiful blessings. But as Christians, we always need to be thankful to God—as we live and move and have our being in Him. There are many passages from the book of Psalms that show how we are to praise God with thanksgiving for His goodness in all things and in all circumstances. For example, this is clearly shown in Psalm 107: “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy” (verses 1-2). Four times in this psalm it reads: “Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (verses 8, 15, 21, 31).

Likewise, Psalm 136 is devoted entirely to extolling God. Each of its 26 verses ends with: “for His mercy [or steadfast love] endures forever.” The first three verses begin with giving thanks to God: “O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endures forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for His mercy endures forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for His mercy endures forever” (verses 1-3).

Indeed, we need to be thankful for all things—especially the spiritual blessings that God has poured out upon us. Notice what Paul wrote to the Colossians: “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, be walking in Him; being rooted and built up in Him, and being confirmed in the faith, exactly as you were taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 2:6-7).

We need to always be devoted to loving God the Father and Jesus Christ in all things, rejoicing with thanksgiving for the great hope that God has given to us. Paul continues: “And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which you were called into one body, and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And in everything—whatever you do in word or in deed—do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Col. 3:14-17).

Brethren, as we come to Thanksgiving, let us daily draw close to God in heartfelt prayer and in the study of His Word. This is the only way to grow in grace and knowledge. We thank God the Father and Jesus Christ for Their goodness and mercy. We thank you for your love and faithfulness to God and to each other. Thank you for your prayers for us and all the brethren. We thank you for your faithfulness in your tithes and offerings, especially in these difficult times. We pray that God will continue to bless you and watch over you in every way. We are praying for you daily, for your health and your healing through God’s love and grace.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter


2023 Feast of Tabernacles Reports and Comments

Blanchard, Idaho—It was with great joy that 31 brethren came together in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of northern Idaho to keep the Feast in Blanchard. The fall foliage was beautiful as we met under mostly sunny skies. It was an ideal setting for the brethren to focus on what God is preparing for those who love Him!

The highlight of the Feast was the much needed fellowship. Being able to meet in peace and harmony with God’s love in evidence made it truly a preview of the kingdom. Outings included observing buffalo and elk in the wild and interacting with domestic alpacas. The ladies enjoyed a formal tea one afternoon; we also toured an old silver mine in Wallace, hand dug in 1880.

Thanks to Fred for supporting the Feast in Blanchard. And thanks to Patrick and Georgia Ryan for all their work before and during the Feast. Also, a big thanks goes to Ann Linge, whose food prep enabled everyone to be well fed. Thanks goes as well to Julie Spencer for providing live music for song services, and to Mark and Joanne Fletcher for opening up their ranch for a great get together and BBQ.

Pasadena, California—We enjoyed a wonderful Feast in Pasadena with a high of 12 in attendance. All the activities and services went very well. Thank you Fred for your inspiring messages!

Rotorua, New Zealand—We again enjoyed an inspiring, spiritual Feast at the peaceful site at Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand. It was a Feast with a family atmosphere, especially as two local Fijian families comprised 12 of the 20 attending—and they sang beautifully together as a choir! Most evenings we all gathered in the main hall to dine and fellowship together. Activities ranged from mini-golf to luge/toboggan rides.

We were all invited by CoGwa in Taupo to join with them in their evening of entertainment, which featured members from both churches performing Western, Tongan, and Fijian songs with accompanying dance filled with energy and enthusiasm.—Ray Murray & Simon Massey

Tulsa, Oklahoma—We enjoyed a wonderfully blessed Feast in Tulsa again this year. Beautiful weather all week and wonderful fellowship. Our high attendance was about 40 on the first holy day and in the mid to upper 20s the rest of the week. We were fortunate to reacquire a former venue and had the building all to ourselves. It’s always a pleasure to get to know brethren visiting from out of state and from other fellowship groups. The ladies kept us well fed. We had a church sponsored meal in the middle of the week, and God provided abundant spiritual nourishment for everyone throughout the Feast. All the members here in Tulsa hope that each of you had a great and inspiring Feast—just like we did!—Lawrence Burchfield and Bill & Mona Wax

Branson, Missouri—We had a wonderful Feast here in beautiful Branson. The Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center was again the popular choice for hosting services. The weather was sunny and warm. There were 57 in attendance on the first day, and attendance held steady at 45-50 for the rest of the Feast. On the first day, services were followed by a delicious in-house meal—followed by loving fellowship. Everyone found the messages to be very inspirational.

The ladies enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship, bingo, and refreshments as they attended the popular “Ladies Tea.” Activities also included a game night, topped off with ice cream and pizza. Some members attended a stage presentation of “Queen Esther.” On Thursday evening, Larry Carmichael gave us an inspiring account of William Tyndale’s life and his mission to bring the Bible to the common people. Again, the Feast in Branson was truly joyful and meaningful for all in attendance.—Steve & Pam Durham

Hollister, California—We had a great Feast here in Hollister. Twenty-one brethren in attendance, and it was a time of wonderful fellowship. We enjoyed a lot of meals together, which made the Feast very special. We also had two outstanding meetings—with fellowship and meals—on what we call the Mountain Top. For that, we give thanks to Darlene Reddaway and Gloria Kus for securing the facility. Both of those sessions turned out to be Feast highlights. Also, several brethren traveled to the Monterey Aquarium, which is always a treat. We had a number of excellent messages in addition to the recorded messages sent out to all the sites. Overall, it was a memorable Feast and we’re looking forward to next year.

Queensland, Australia—Attendance at the Kalbar Feast site peaked at 22 on both the first holy day and the Last Great Day, with an average of 16 for the remaining days. Feastgoers enjoyed a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for fellowship. Brethren were provided with a leisurely lunch each day, allowing them to stay and enjoy each other’s company. There were plenty of discussions about the messages we received each day, as well as about the issues we all face in our daily lives. The pre-recorded messages by Fred are always the highlight of the Feast, and the brethren were given greater understanding from God’s Word on the meaning of the Feast and the Last Great Day. Such messages help members to understand the importance of God’s calling and our part in God’s plan of salvation for all mankind. Attendees were given a bound copy of the message transcripts as a tool for reviewing the Feast material.

Victoria, Australia—The Victorian Feast site was held in Wannon, a quiet and tranquil country town where 19 brethren met together. We had a very positive and uplifting Feast, and there was a spirit of love and a willingness to serve among the brethren. Many thought it was one of the best Feasts they’d experienced. How good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity, where there is love and respect for each other. It was wonderful to have a spirit of love and cooperation and a close family atmosphere.

Many of the brethren got involved in serving in some way, with a number of the ladies preparing meals throughout the Feast. We enjoyed lots of time together, and the activities provided opportunities for extra fellowship. Learning to play croquet was lots of fun. One day the ladies enjoyed a cheese making workshop while the men went fishing (no fish were caught, but we all had a great time). A highlight was a bonfire night, which was held at the property of a local church couple. There were many shared meals during the Feast, including a couple of BBQs. It was very pleasant to have lots of time together to get to know each other better.

The sermons from Fred were excellent. It is such a blessing to keep God’s appointed times and to learn about the awesome future that is held out to us. How privileged we are to be encouraged to continue in the faith, obeying and serving God as we await the crown of glory that will be given to each one of us.

Songkhla, Thailand—The Malaysian brethren had a wonderful Feast this year in Songkhla—which was a fabulous site. Everything went well without any problems. With 32 in attendance, we had visitors from the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand—including children. We had a great meeting hall, and enjoyed excellent luncheons and dinners on both Sabbaths. The hotel management were very friendly and helpful. We are very grateful and thankful to God for all the blessings, protection, love and mercy.

I baptized three people: Jency Jason from Malaysia; Gabriel Doraisamy from Australia; and Garry Ceferino from the Philippines. I had a good time counseling them and helping them to get into God’s family. Great joy for all of us!

The weather was great and all of our activities went fine. We all participated together in meals, activities, a Bible quiz for adults and children, and an entertainment night—and lots of fellowship. As always, the highlight of the Feast was the extraordinary sermons by Fred, which were well received by all. I gave two sermons—“What makes our God jealous?” and “Qualities to become sons and daughters of God.” Overall, the Feast was a great success.—Andrew Moses

Sanford, Florida—The Feast in central Florida was an oasis of spiritual joy and happiness. We had a total of around 22 brethren on average. Some of us were meeting each other for the first time, having only met throughout the year via online Sabbath services. It was a time of spiritual endearment with our Father and Elder Brother Jesus Christ, and with each other. The messages given by Fred were informative and meaty, and we cannot wait for the next Feast of Tabernacles to celebrate God’s government on this earth!—Nolan Joseph

Townsend, Tennessee—We had another tremendous Feast in Townsend. The brethren arrived with a loving spirit and it made our fellowship and activities inspiring. Our daily attendance averaged in the 50s, and we again had some new brethren attend. Unfortunately, many couldn’t attend this year due to health related issues. They were sorely missed and we hope to see them again next year.

The weather this year was gorgeous. We were able to spend a lot of time together and our activities included a luncheon, a cookout, an ice cream social, a presentation on the coronation of King Charles, a variety show/dance, and nightly fellowship. We had one baptism. We appreciate all those who presented special music and we thank all those who served in a loving capacity. We give thanks and praise to God for a wonderful Feast.—Tom & Rhonda Fannin

Invermere, B.C.—We had an outstanding Feast in Western Canada—located in Invermere, a small resort community in southeastern B.C. We had an average of 82 in attendance; the Copper Point Resort was the venue for our services and housed many of the brethren. The warmth, the love, and the fellowship among the close group of brethren and young people and children was fabulous.

The sermonettes and sermons by Fred were well received. The atmosphere and surrounding environment gave us a wonderful foretaste of what the upcoming Kingdom of God will be like. There were numerous activities planned for all ages with very good participation. The presence of God’s Spirit working through everyone was evident throughout the eight days. The resort’s staff was outstanding. We baptized a young lady from NW British Columbia who had been attending church since she was three years old. Her family was overjoyed for her to have made that commitment and she was welcomed into the Family of God by all the brethren. The baptism was performed by myself with the assistance of Bruce Bird. Many attending said this was one of the best Feasts ever—and that it was clearly blessed by God.—Norbert & Denise Bohnert

Gananoque, Ontario—A total of 21 brethren enjoyed a wonderful Feast in Gananoque, located in the heart of the beautiful 1000 Islands region of Ontario, Canada. The messages from Fred were the daily highlight and everyone was uplifted and inspired—and the fellowship was most enjoyable. We were blessed with an entire week of gorgeous fall colors, sunshine, and unseasonably warm temperatures. This made our boat cruise, trip to the 1000 Islands lookout tower, and mini golf activities all the more enjoyable. And our delicious group dinner provided a true physical feast. What a blessing it is to gather together to worship God!—Jennifer Gates

Guelph, Ontario—We had a wonderful and rewarding Feast here in Guelph (Ontario, Canada), sharing it with seven to eleven brethren. The brethren were loving, kind, and sharing. We had several wonderful walks through beautiful Riverside Park—and the weather and fall colors were just perfect. We enjoyed a lot of fellowship—discussing world issues and God’s plan along with sharing some family stories. We also enjoyed two lunches together with further fellowship. Everyone showed their special love in their special way. We thank you, Fred, for your inspiring messages and appreciate the spiritual food you give us every year!—R & T

Shipshewana, Indiana—We began our Feast in Shipshewana with a wonderful opening night with light refreshments. Our attendance held at around 40. The fall colors were just coming into full splendor, adding to everyone’s festive spirit and enjoyment of the local country setting. The focus this year was on God’s people—lots of fellowship and spending quality time together to enjoy food and family. Each day following services meals were provided or catered by the brethren.

The ladies enjoyed a tea party—complete with food, fellowship, and activities—while the men held a “spokesman event” where they discussed ways to support and serve the local brethren. Both events provided a great opportunity for fellowship. Other activities included a group kayaking trip, a group bike trail ride, and a visit to a local farm. These activities were especially enjoyable for the children. We also held our traditional family day and cookout with everyone pitching in to help with the food preparation; we enjoyed building bird houses and playing lots of games. As a group, we also took in a live play at the Blue Gate Theater. Of course, we continued with our traditional evening of fellowship by the fireplace—a very popular and fun activity for everyone.

In addition to the messages by Fred, we had two Bible studies on “righteousness.” Plus, we were blessed with two special music pieces performed vocally by Consuela Gibson of Chicago. We were also blessed with live piano accompaniment by Kay Hicks for our daily song services. A sermonette was given by Mark Ginter of Pennsylvania.

Many brethren commented on how much they enjoyed the beauty and quietness of the rural farm setting, the many local shops, and the wonderful fellowship. They especially appreciated the spiritual food inspired by God in the messages. We truly felt God’s presence and warm embrace as we rejoiced in His Feast.—Albert & Charlotte Jones