Wednesday, June 14, 2006

What To Bring

Please make sure and read all of the following if you are at all interested in coming to
this year's Communion, and if even if you are not please take some time to read this over
and add it to your prayers. Please bear with us as it is a little long.

Begin your "Communion" experience now!

We would like to give you an overview of what the grounds and weather are like here in
Becida.

It is a wooded acreage, it borders state land, there are plenty of walking trails,
perfect for spending your quite time with the Lord or relaxing and enjoying the company
of a friend(s).

There are several small lakes within a 2 mile walking distance though we are pretty sure
only the brave will want to swim as you will be accompanied by plenty of leeches.

Ticks, mosquito's and other insects abound. But don't let that scare you off, just think
of the African jungle, and bring more bug spray!

It can be cold at night, cool to very cool in the evening and anywhere from very warm to
cool in the daytime.

It is incredibly beautiful, you will think you are staying at a state park.

Town is about a 25 minute drive away and it is the nearest place to shop (for anything,
including bug spray, groceries...).

There are lots of camp sites where you can camp close to someone else or in a secluded
spot.

Solar showers could be used and swimwear is suggested for shower use.

Following is a list is of what we do have and what we do not have. We want you all to
look at this as a training spot in all areas of missions, so when you are about to head
out on the foreign field you must know what your spot has and what they do not have, what
will be supplied and what you must bring.

What We Do Have
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1 outdoor shower
Cooking Utensils
A freezer
1 grill
1 small cooler
A Culligan 5 gallon water dispenser (the on-site water is full of iron... that rusts as
you watch it)
Fire rings and wood (some cut, some not) + chainsaw and ax
10 camping chairs or so
1 picnic table
Sound equipment
Outhouse (with a limited supply of toilet paper)
A volleyball net


What We Do NOT Have (needs)
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Food to feed at least 40 (or so) people, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
A large supply of drinking water
Tents or sleeping gear (for you)
Camping chairs (also for you)
Bug spray
S'more stuff (this was Matthias's addition)
At the moment - running water, we are working on that! (please pray for that)
Sufficient coolers for food
Drinks
Volleyball or any other balls or frisbees (etc.) for games...
Also, we have NO fireworks as of yet

We have divided camp chores in to 4 categories, please choose one that you feel you would
be suited to and that may determine what you bring - please let us know what category you
choose.

1. Firewood Gathering
2. Kitchen (Cooking)
3. Kitchen (Cleanup)
4. Camp cleanup

For your personal ministries, anything you would like to share, please bring your own
supplies (drama, drawing, interactive games...ect.). Also, if you would like to share
something with us, music, a testimony a drama... please let us know.

One of our projects is to make several evangelical media presentations (you will find out
more when you arrive). If you have a digital camcorder PLEASE bring it!

If there are to be more interactive activities that require you bringing something, we
will let you know.

Don't forget your Bible, notebook and pen or pencil.

Once again, the Communion starts Sat. July 1st, people will start arriving in the
afternoon, the evening meal will start at 6. The event concludes July 4th after the
evening service and fireworks(?) (though you will want to spend the night that night if
possible). Breakfast and cleanup on Wednesday morning for those who are able to stay
later.

Please make your own lists of supplies from the information above, if you have any
questions please contact us by e-mailing (reply to this message).

Also, to interact with us and with other who will be attending the Communion this year,
to get ideas or express concerns we have opened a blogspot, at the bottom of each blog
post you can leave a comment and read other's comments, please make use of it! The
address is: www.freedom-seed.blogspot.com

Thank you!
Jasmine for Freedom Seed

2 comments:

Jasmine Pemberton - Freedom Seed Secretary said...

Yes, NT stuff, that is what we are a looking for. And yes, if people want to share then we will have space for people to share, whatever it is.

Rachel said...

I'll bring the tacos and the chile!