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What’s Your Story?

Shalom Sukkot Family!
It’s Nearly December now and we’re approaching our third month since we all were last together.
It was a great pleasure to have each and everyone of you with us this Year at Sukkot in Gainesville, Texas. I’m sure you would all agree that by the time we left, it was like we were all one big, close knit family, all dwelling together in unity. What a Joy and blessing it was!
It seems we all share some of the same feelings about our experiences. Two words that keep coming up was that Sukkot was full of both healing and growth. We all learned so much from the testimonies of the families and individuals there, each one having something to add. Everyone was so open and willing to share, it was like one big melting pot of true believers, each individual learning from another and encouraging one another. There was so much good and blessing that came out of our time, it was beautiful! Hearts healed, families strengthened, children drawn to their parents and parents to their children, relationships restored and over all, was life changing!!! And when lives are changing, people are being prepared for YHWH (Luke 1:17b)! How exciting!
We thought it would be encouraging to hear the testimonies of other Sukkot family members of how Yah is working in your lives as a result of this year’s Sukkot. So we’re asking you, if you are willing, to record in print or in a short video, your thoughts and experiences at Sukkot this past year, telling of all that YHWH has done for you. You can post them on The Feast of Tabernacles facebook page so everyone can be encouraged.
Coming out of our time, we all are welcomed home, revived and ready to put into practice everything we’ve learned and gained from our experiences at Sukkot! At first, it’s so easy because everything is fresh on our mind, we’re all just so excited we want to share all the things we’ve learned and what Yah put on our hearts. But as you know, if we don’t watch, sometimes as time goes on, it gets harder and the devil wants us to forget about the changes we want to make or habits we have committed to break and/or create. The cares of this life want to take over. Lets make a stand and not let this be the case in our lives!!
Its nice to find ways to hold each other accountable, as brother Harris was encouraging us to all have an accountability partner. To keep in touch and share with your brothers and sisters in Messiah the wonderful things you’re learning and to hear the testimonies of things others have learned and things they’ve put into practice since Sukkot and how lives have changed.
We all have our stories, we all have our testimonies and it’s our belief we can all be encouraged and receive much joy upon hearing from each other.
Follow us on our facebook page and post your testimony.
Also, all the facebook posts will be posted to our Feast of tabernacles blog so if you do not have a facebook page, you can read at:
To share, please email to and we will share!
It does not have to be anything extraordinary, just be you and share what the Father puts on your heart.
Also, feel free to post your photos or videos from Sukkot, I’m sure we would all love to see them!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
May you all be encouraged to continue to grow ever closer to Him!
Brother Mark Harris and Family

The Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot 2016 Recap!

Sukkot 2016 Was SO blessed!

We spent the whole time camping on a Texas Ranch in northern Texas near Gainesville, Texas.

This feast celebration was truly joyous in every way!!! Spent many good times with good friends as well as met some amazing new people who all love YHWH and want to please HIM! The Kindred spirit in these people made me so happy and to see the brothers and sisters truly enjoying themselves and dwelling together in UNITY…It was a true blessing!

The families that came together, became like one big happy family! We saw so much healing and family restoration take place it makes me want to dance! Yah is so good and we love to see how He is working in other’s lives!!! HalleluYah!

Our time of studying, praise and fellowship was truly one to remember as it always is at the Feast of Tabernacles, and this year was just another testimony of the blessings that come with obeying the Father’s commands! We are so thankful for another year of the Almighty’s goodness playing out in celebration of the feast of tabernacles!


Our Heavenly Father for His Providence in providing for all our needs!
His Spirit – His Protection – His Love – His Forgiveness – His Joy in us!
The Stahl Family for providing Support, extra lighting, power cords, white boards, microphones and more!
Mr. Jonathan Stahl for helping us keep time and give important announcements!
Bro. Mark Harris For all the inspiring & encouraging messages/teachings throughout the week. Truly spirit led.
For Everyone who joined in and poured their hearts out in Praise, Worship, Rejoicing and Dance.
Mr. Ron & Sam Little along with all their helpers for gathering Leafy branches for our times of Rejoicing which also served as decorations later!
Sister Mary for leading the Thank you Heavenly Father sessions each morning. A true hit!
Desmond Taber for bringing fun toys for the children aka stilts, which the boys seem to just be addicted to…and for bringing his large grill and smoker for all to use as well as provide the group with some ever so delicious smoked cheeses, ribs and brisket!
The McGuire Family for sharing their Bible Museum on Wheels and also generously hosting a delicious meal for the whole group!
The Machin Family for providing/donating tents, lighting, delicious chocolate treats and other miscellaneous things during the week!
Help with the drink station… Michael McGuire, Jeremy Burt, Jada, Analisa Raum, & Olivia & Emily Harris. (I’m sure there were lots more who were a big help all along.)
All the help from Children of all ages in the Kitchen as well as Adults.  We all had so much fun!!! (Many hands make the Job Light!)
The Raum Family for their Generosity in letting us borrow their amazing Dome Tent!
Kimberly Wolf for designing Coloring pages for the children and also bringing supplies for some of the children’s crafts.
Jeremy Burt for his help in setting everything up, joining the worship team and over all help with logistics and coordination throughout the week.
Elliot for Leading Men’s Worship Dance!
The Youth who spontaneously gathered for prayer meetings, praise circles & Bible Studies. 
Jeremy & Desmond for leading the Young Men & Fathers in Spiritual Strengthening Activities.
All my little siblings for Making one of the most beautiful Sukkot signs ever!
Jessica Harris for leading children’s story hour, children’s activities and crafts.
Wendy Nimmo for printing all the coloring pages for us!
The Young Woman and Men who “shared” (or at least tried to share. =P Those babies are hard to give up sometimes.) turns holding the babies during the morning teachings & throughout the week to give the Mothers & Fathers a Break. =]
Those Men who blessed the little children & Babies. Pouring life into our camp.
To all the Little children who brought Such a great Joy to the group and kept reminding us to become more child-like. =]
Rogan Nelms for being a GREAT example of serving whole-heartedly (getting the white board for Bro. Harris for the Here-a-little There-a-little puzzle! :))
Desmond for fixing the railings on the porch!
Mr. Stahl for leading Blind faith game.
All the men who joined the Masterminds each morning and prayed for their families and the camp.
Thanks to all those who served as life guards for the pool and lake.
Mr. McDaniels for laughing at our jokes ? and enthusiastically participating in EVERYTHING!  And Trent (the dog) for being a great lifeguard! ?
Jason McDaniels for being a GREAT DAD and helping with the supervision of all the little ones!

All those who found-the-need-and-filled-it without anyone knowing!

Thank you to everyone who joined us, and for your company, great stories, insights and friendships! Thank you for having such willing-to-learn hearts and desiring to Grow closer to our Creator! Thanks for having the tough conversations that led to restoration through our Savior! Thank you for being great families!  Without you, our Sukkot would not have been the same!

If I forgot to mention anyone, and you did something to help, we appreciate you just as much it is just escaping my mind right now!

Please know, we LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH… Feeling blessed to have so many new real friends who are like family!  ?

See Pictures of Sukkot 2016 Here

Next year in Jerusalem!
Brother Mark Harris and Family

Sixth New Moon Sighted in Israel! Preparation Month begins!

Shalom folks!

The New Moon for the sixth biblical Hebrew month (also known as Elul) was sighted over Israel on Friday, September 2nd 2016!

Much like there is a preparation day for the Holy weekly Sabbath day, I like to count the sixth month as a preparation month for the Feast of tabernacles to come which pictures that Millennial rest that YHWH will usher in!

We are all looking forward to this joyful celebration and I certainly cannot wait to meet up with many of you who will be joining me, plus meet more new people!

The Almighty has truly blessed us in many ways each year since we have been on this journey of Hosting Feast day gatherings! I am looking forward to the ways He will show His hand in our lives and walks this year before we all gather!

Let us all be prepared mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually to meet before our Maker, to worship the King, and to fellowship together in Unity in Truth!



Announcement: Location for The Feast Of Tabernacles Celebration 2016

 Dear Family in Messiah,

We are happy to announce the location for The Feast Of Tabernacles 2016!

After prayer, and seeking where we would have it this year,
Yah led us to host at the beautiful Lone Oak Ranch!
(you’re going to love this place!)
Lone Oak Ranch is located just north of Dallas in Gainesville, Texas
and is a Private Place to hold retreats! This place will suit our group well
and will provide a quiet and set apart place to keep the Feast!
Our family is really looking forward to Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles once again,
as it is truly one of the highlights of our year! If you are looking for a great family atmosphere,
love and unity, a growing environment, and lots of enjoyable Spiritual Food as well as physical
food and feasting, then you are in the right place!
We are all about having fun in a holy, YHWH centered way, and we love to incorporate
biblical lessons in every game we play!  Scripture Studies are in depth and everyone is
encouraged to grow to greater heights becoming more like the Father in Heaven.
Not only do we all enjoy the fellowship and activities, but we desire that all who attend
become like Family sharing their time with us, dwelling together in unity!
Join us for an abundantly joyous celebration!

Please see Lodging & Pricing Details here:

Registration is now OPEN! RV sites and hotel rooms go fast. So If the Father has lead you to Celebrate the Feast  of Tabernacles with us, and you would like to bring your RV or stay in a hotel room, it would be a blessing to us if you reserve your spot ASAP.
All payment forms, instructions and Feast details will be emailed to you after registration.
There are plenty of opportunities to help us out to make this year a great year. In our physical body, each system works in harmony with the other making our bodies function properly. In the same way, when each of us as part of His body, plays a role in making the entire body work and we shine in that role (let your light shine before men that they may glorify your Father in heaven! Mat 6), the entire body will work in harmony making some very great things happen! There is also the saying that says “Many hands make the job lite!” So we would like to encourage each and everyone of you to get involved in serving the Body of Messiah at least one time during Sukkot making the load lighter for us all yet providing awesome learning times, practice times and memories of this years celebration! To see how you can serve our Head and our Body, please visit our webpage for details…
If you have any questions, feel free to email:
or you can call Jessica at 202 320 6893
We hope to see you there! 🙂
Many Blessings In Y’hushua’s Name!
Brother Mark Harris

Looking Back on Sukkot 2015…What a wonderful FEAST we had!!!

Shalom Brothers and Sisters in Messiah!

WOW! What an amazing and inspiring Feast of Tabernacles we had! Our Sukkot gathering in Big Sandy, Texas was one of the best yet! All of us absolutely enjoyed ourselves VERY much! The Atmosphere was one of true love, unity and fellowship in Truth Complete with the Reading of the ENTIRE TORAH, Great Messages, praise and worship, enjoyable activities and lively Midrash discussions! :)

Yah was so amazing in the way He worked out the whole set up! He literally guided us and orchestrated the entire thing. Everything from the place, to the coordination, to the help and volunteers, to the “back up” tent of meeting that turned out to be absolutely splendid to the people that came!

We were so blessed to meet so many new people who are all just so sweet, loving and encouraging. WE see in all our Sukkot Family a willingness to learn, grow, and live for YAH being ready for HIS kingdom!  Baruch HaShem, bless HIS name!

I would like to thank the People at ALERT academy for letting us host The Sukkot Celebration there. I would like to thank all the people who helped organize the gathering before we even got there!  Such a blessing! A BIG shout out to the people who helped us get there when we had tire trouble and then later truck trouble!!! Y’all are life savers!! :)

Thank you to the generous Gentleman who so willingly let us borrow many things to make everything run more smoothly, and for supplying the materials and tools for the Tent of meeting!

Thank you to All the hands that so selflessly helped to set up everything at Sukkot!  Without you guys, I do not know where we would be!  Y’all were such a blessing to our family!  We want to thank all the people who helped with the cooking for such a large group!!!  It was all amazing food!!! A True feast INDEED!

And last but not least, I would like to thank all the loving people who attended and helped to read aloud from the Torah, and to everyone who helped to make things more enjoyable with your presence! Reading through the Torah together was in my opinion the best part of the whole Sukkot!!!!!

WE really enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you, and we look forward to seeing y’all again soon! :) WE are family forever! :)

Although pictures will never be able to express the Joyful worship we experienced while at Sukkot…You can view a few that we have uploaded HERE! Enjoy! =]

Until we meet again, May you have many blessings and good times in His name.
Brother Mark Harris and Family! 🙂


FEAST Dates Official!!!

Shalom Y’all!

Yom Teruah/Day of Trumpets and Rosh Ha Shanah will begin on Tuesday, September 15th at sunset going through Wednesday, September 16th.

This will be the first day of the Seventh Month, also known as Tishri or Ethanim. We will then count till the 10th day of the Seventh month and Keep Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, then Sukkot/ Feast of Tabernacles will begin on the 15th day of the Seventh month.

These dates fall as follows…
Yom Teruah: September 16th, 2015.
Yom Kippur: September 25th, 2015
Sukkot: September 30th, 2015 – October 6th, 2015
Last Great Day: October 7th, 2015

May you all have a blessed Holy Day, and Memorial of blowing of Trumpets!!! I cannot wait to see what things Yah has in the plan and what this year will hold!

He is coming SOON!!! 🙂
Chag Sameach!!!
Happy Rosh Ha Shana!
Brother Mark Harris

Registration Deadline September 18th.

Shalom Y’all!

Sukkot is Quickly Approaching.

If you are planning on joining us, please register and get your reservation forms along with your payment sent into us by September 18th. This will help us with planning and give us a better estimate of how many people will be coming, and what arrangements we need to make to make things run smoothly!

If you have any questions or have trouble registering with us, then please call 202 320 6893!

We Thank you and appreciate your most sincere cooperation in this matter!

Looking forward to this time with great excitement and JOY!
Jessica for the Team!

Campsite Reservation Details COMING SOON!

Shalom Y’all! 😉

Originally the campus was going to take care of campsite and housing reservations, but now it’s been transferred to us and we will be taking care of all of that! Please know that we are very busy with many projects, and are also working on getting the housing reservation form complete and plans finalized for everyone! SO just hold on tight! It’s coming soon!

In the mean time, If you are interested in joining us, then please register to join us here.

You will receive your reservation form and information in an email after you are registered.

For planning purposes, please visit our Guest Housing Page for more information!

Thank you all for your patience, and we look forward to meeting you all and seeing what great and awesome things Yah has in store for us this year!

Many blessings y’all as we prepare!
Brother Mark Harris

Rejoicing at The Feast Of Tabernacles!!!

Check out this video I did with may family encouraging everyone to truly prepare to rejoice before YHWH at the Feast of Tabernacles! My family and I are so excited, and we are all thankful for these commanded times to celebrate our Maker! It’s going to be a wonderful time!!!!