"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover.
Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread." Leviticus 23:5-10 (NASB)
Family Week is a week-long camp centered on family, modesty, purity, Israel and zealousness for the Torah.
Our Family loves Family Week. We went last year and loved it so much we came back. I love Family Week because even though everyone does not agree on everything we still have unity.
The people there are all zealous for Yahweh and His Ways. This makes the camp have an atmosphere of shalom (peace).
Every year we've been to Family Week there has been a Wedding. This year we went a few days early so we could be there when the bridegroom came to get his bride.
Let me explain it to you so that you know what went on.
Nate is the bridegroom and Katie is the Bride.
Nate represents Yeshua and Katie represents us (The Bride). Nate and Katie got betrothed and then they had a time of separation. During this time of separation, Nate is preparing a place for his bride.The bride does not know the day or hour when her bridegroom will return for her.
"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” John 14:1-4 (NASB)
Only the Father of the Bridegroom knows the time the bridegroom will return to get his Bride.
We were there when Nate came to get his bride. After that we followed the couple to the place where they held their ceremony. After a short ceremony they went to the wedding chamber for seven days. When the seven days were up they came back and there was a big wedding feast with dancing
and celebration. They danced until midnight! We left the celebration at 11:00pm and slept-in the next morning.
Every morning at Family Week there is a time of Worship at the Tennis Center which they call Tabernacle of David, it is not the real Tabernacle of David they just call it that because it is a practice for the real Tabernacle.
After Tabernacle of David there are two teachings and then everyone goes to eat lunch at their campsites. Some days having a pitch-in at the Tennis Center. After lunch it is quiet time so people can fellowship with others, play games or just relax and take a nap. We kids played at
the park. Then at night you can have people over at your camp site for dinner.
While at Family Week we met a lot of great people and were encouraged in Deepening our walk with Yahweh.
My favorite part of Family Week was the wedding feast where we had a feast and celebrated with dancing.
Here is everyone waiting for Nate and Katie to return for the Feast on the eighth day.
We had Passover with a big group of people in the lodge because it was to cold to have it at our campsites.
Here are some pictures from our Passover.
My grape juice
One of the days Bethany, Lydia, Sherman, Clayton, and I all went on a long hike and saw some pretty views and had a great adventure.
A flower I took a picture of while we were on a walk.
Overall Family Week was a great experience and I can't wait till next year!
I hope you all have a great week!
P.S. Here are what the people who put on Family Week said about it. Hayovel.