Why we’re going to do what we’re going to do:
We are bursting at the seams with our Family Reconciliation Retreat ministry. Over the past year we have had 5 retreats and have been “scraping the bottom of the barrel” for places for people to stay. We’ve had people stay in travel trailers, the tack shed, the local hotel, or even sleeping on couches in ord...er to attend our retreats. We feel that God is indeed blessing our pursuit of this avenue of ministry, and to that end we are proceeding with plans to build cabins to accommodate attendees. That’s where you come in.
So, what exactly are we doing?
March 31st through April 3rd we are planning to have some “service days” during which time people can come lend their assistance in various projects that need to be done at the ranch. Those of you who have participated in HSA outreach projects or “The Weekend” at Camp David of the Ozarks know the drill: In extreme-makeover fashion, we hope to build several cabins as well as tackle various smaller projects, such as finishing a deck/porch and property maintenance projects. Basically, whether you’re a highly-skilled worker or a low-skilled worker, we can use your hands! Below I will put a list (subject to change, of course) of projects we hope to accomplish during the weekend. How much gets done will depend on how many people show up and how much building material God provides! We already have several people planning to come and we are trusting God as always to provide the funds and building materials and additional hands needed to make this project happen!
What if you can’t come on said days?
Basically this is a come-when-you-can-as-long-as-you-can type of event. Thursday (March 31) is going to be more of a prep-day with the main building focus being Friday and Saturday. And if people want to stick around on Sunday for more fellowship, great! We’ll be glad to have you!
What if you can’t come at all?
Please consider coming if you possibly can, or if you are unable, perhaps consider donating to the materials fund. If you can do neither, hey that’s fine, you can still pray! In fact, regardless of your ability (or lack thereof) to participate manually or financially, please do pray! Note prayer needs listed below…
Food will be readily available, though we’d ask everyone to contribute $3 per meal per person to help cover the cost of food. Water is always available for free.
Overnight lodging is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s always plenty of room for tents, too. ;) Please contact for lodging details.
If you need transportation to and from the airport, let us know!
A PDF of the cabin plans with an itemized materials list can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/cabin-PDF
If you would like to contribute financially send checks to:
HCR 71 box 352
Ava, MO 65608-8917
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For more information on Teen Harvest and our Family Reconciliation Retreats, or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.teenharvest.com/
1. Build Cabins (Number of cabins we aim to build will depend on number of hands and materials provided, but we ultimately hope to build 12 cabins)
2. Build back deck and roof/awning
3. Railing for front and back porch
4. Fire pit (for outdoor cooking and family time around the fire)
5. Clearing trails for hiking/horseback riding/etc.
6. Property maintenance/fence repair
4 or 5 additional volunteers will also be needed for KP/food prep
1. Finances/building materials
2. Good weather!
Cabins: We have received a bid from Mansfield Home Center (of Ava) for approx. $2,930 per cabin, minus furnishings