It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of Preparedness Retreats! I want to thank everyone who provided insight and feedback! Upon counsel with my friend, Kermit Jones, author of the Prepper Pete Prepares books, I will be applying for non-profit 501(c)(3) status. This will provide several benefits that I won’t go into. Suffice to say, I should be able to help more people at a lower cost!
At this moment, there is only one Preparedness Retreat on the calendar and that is at Camp Bethel in Wise, VA June 19-21, 2015. You can see the full class line up and purchase tickets by clicking the Wise, VA link. The price for this event is very reasonable. A day pass is only $20 for Saturday!
I will be speaking on Friday night, covering topics related to faith and preparedness; much of what I cover in the eBook, “Why should I prepare and is it Biblical?”. I’ll also cover topics like: why I believe Christians should specifically be preparing and why doing so is an act of faith.
Saturday, we will be having several classes. I will be covering the five basic needs, broken up by water and food in one class, and shelter, energy and security in another. I will also be doing a class aimed at people who are new to preparedness, giving some advice, and setting aside some time to answer specific questions. Sharon from SimplyCanning.com will be teaching a canning class. Both Sharon and I (as will some of the other instructors) will be teaching our classes twice; once before, and once after lunch. Sunday we will have breakfast, a keynote speaker and worship time together.
This event and website were put together quickly. That isn’t to say it is done shabbily. The site isn’t as nice and I had hoped it would be, and because of the late date, some vendors have had to decline. Future events will appear a little more polished, but I believe this one will still be great!
Speaking of future events, now that I have the site up and things are coming together for the event at Camp Bethel, I would like to start working with some of you who have expressed interest in assisting with putting together events near you. Please use this email for contact so that I can keep things straight. Chris (at Symbol) preparednessretreats (period) com. I am willing to travel just about anywhere, and am willing to do these retreats anywhere we can get adequate class space that has lodging nearby.
I’m really excited by how God is moving things, and by how He is blessing me by putting people in my path that are smarter than I! I do know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, so I will only make major announcements here from now on. I will be updating the blog at Preparedness Retreats. If you are interested in attending a retreat or want to help shape them, I encourage you to head on over and sign up to receive updates!
Thank you all for the prayers and encouragement. I appreciate them more than you know!
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