Intentional Christian Neighborhood
We Are Now Accepting Community Minded Christian Homesteaders
AN OPEN LETTER AND INVITATION
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN ARKHAVEN,
AN “INTENTIONAL NEIGHBOR” COMMUNITY
OF CHRISTIANS DEEP IN THE OZARK “SAFE ZONE”
1 Chronicles 12: 32 speaks “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”
Like the sons of Issachar, we too can have an understanding of the times and know what Yahweh would have us do. And we are indeed entering into the prophetic end times. Wisdom compels us to prepare our families for such a time.
I have a very special message of encouragement and direction for you. Our vision is to create an environment where Christians may grow to be spiritually, mentally, and physically prepared for these tumultuous end-times. Many Christians testify that Jesus/Yeshua is directing them to live a peaceful, agrarian lifestyle in perhaps the safest place in America, the Ozark mountains.
DEFINING THE INTENTIONAL NEIGHBOR CONCEPT
Our concept of Community is called “Intentional Neighbors”. The “intentional neighbor” concept provides an opportunity for like-minded people to own adjacent land, and provide mutual aid to our neighbors without obligation or managers.
In this housing development on thousands of acres, you own your land and hold the deed. You will have no boss, leader, or mandatory denominational doctrines. Community Members remain autonomous. You will enjoy the pride of ownership and the luxury of sharing common areas that allow neighbors to have peace of mind. Various churches, social groups, and home fellowships can develop and flourish.
Cults, movements, and control freaks cannot take over in such a strongly Bible-based, freedom and liberty-loving setting. It is inbound compounds that turn into self-serving cults, and history shows us this should be avoided.
This intentional neighbor concept rolls two different community concepts into one, (1) Christian Community, and (2) conventional housing developments broken up into several subdivisions, with street names and 911 addresses.
As in any housing development, we have a flourishing diversity of races, languages, and Bible-based understanding.
As with all housing developments, ours will build and maintain its own infrastructure of roads and wells, etc.
JESUS DEFINED THE INTENTIONAL NEIGHBOR CONCEPT WE US IN ROMANS 12 AND MATTHEW 22
Our success as a community will rest heavily on believing and practicing what Jesus commanded us to do in these verses. In them Jesus said all Christians are one body and are all neighbors. Loving our neighbor as ourselves is not just a nice saying. These verses make it clear that that is what Jesus requires of us.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office; so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. (Romans 12:5 KJV)
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22: 36- 40 KJV).
Our unity is all the more compelling in knowing we are on the cusp of the last days. We are in dire need to be dedicated to preparing as Jesus/Yeshua instructed us to do.
THE OLD-TIME AMERICAN TRADITION
MANY OF US GREW UP IN
You will be pleasantly surprised at how remote, quiet and peaceful it is in the hushed green world of the Ozarks. Yet, we are still conveniently close to hospitals and grocery stores.
You might say many of us are Neo-pioneers living the agrarian, homesteader lifestyle. This lifestyle has sustained societies through the best and worst of times since Noah’s Ark landed in the Ararat mountains. We are just a bunch of quiet, gentlefolk, not doing anything to draw attention to ourselves. Homesteaders needed a large family or apprentices to be able to live comfortably in an agrarian setting. But a subdivision, a neighborhood of low-key, like-minded friends works much better. This is an old American tradition that many of us grew up in during the 40s and 50s.
To us the “why prepare” has always been about a calling to serve our neighbors in these impending end-times. Otherwise, we are just selfishly serving self.
God gave this vision to Kenneth Uptegrove, founder of ArkHaven, in 1971 (over 50 years ago). And today God is fulfilling that vision as our “neighborhood” is being developed. See that testimony HERE
THE TURN-KEY OPTION
We are inviting like-minded Christians to join us in one of two ways. Some can buy land and build on it, and even build cabins to rent out to those who cannot buy, but can rent. Others need a turn-key operation, and we will try to meet that need as well. We sell land by the acre. Tell us your needs and we will do all we can to meet those needs.
We propose that now is the time to confirm that calling, one way or the other. All serious inquiries are welcome. Come visit us while we still have land left to sell.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION YOU WILL WANT
Many of us intend to develop an agrarian lifestyle and become resilient and self-sufficient. So, no matter what the economic or political climate may be for most of our country, we intend to live independently of it.
And, by the grace of God, we hope to be able to minister outside our community. We will remain mission-minded, knowing that life is about being able to serve with the right heart towards others and avoid becoming self-serving.
Our neighbors support the first and second Amendments, and our right to make personal health care choices.
PLEASE CALL OUR FOUNDER, KEN UPTEGROVE TO GET THE INFORMATION YOU WANT RIGHT AWAY. Phone 479 502 1789.
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* My thanks to Lora Uptegrove, my wife, for her excellent rewrite of this important article.