GATHERING INTO SOME FORM OF COMMUNITY WITH LIKE-MINDED BRETHREN
essential in our lifetime, because we may be faced with an
acceleration of long term disasters; such as a devastating
economic collapse (caused by disasters?) that we may never recover from; or perhaps
being faced with the terrible “T”... the Tribulation period.
But by being prepared for long term disasters, they are by
default prepared for short term disasters as well.
INVESTING IN SURVIVAL
Concepts -- Proposals
RIGHTFULLY EXPECT A GOOD RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENTS (ROI). BUT IS THE
DEFINITION OF "A GOOD RETURN" CHANGING?
CHRISTIAN INVESTORS NEED TO THINK IN TERMS OF INVESTING IN SURVIVAL
Prophetic End Times?
In Spiritual Preparation More Rigorous than Most Expect
Communities Make Sense
Ozarks a Safe Haven
Radio Shows & YouTube
Investing in Survival--
Concepts & Proposals
And Overcomer Model
For Christian Preppers
History, Testimony and Origins. Ken's Personal
Satan’s system is
Coming Economic Depression
suited for Preppers
Are hard times coming?
Are hard times already here?
How would God have Christians prepare for such a time as this?
How can we doubt that
“...In the last days
difficult times will come.” — 2 Timothy 3:1
PAGE 2: THE
Proposals on How to Prepare For These End-Times
At the present time we do not
have a community. We are waiting upon the Lord's timing and call to meet that
critical goal. We do not want to mislead anyone into thinking we have an
operational community they can move to right away. We don't yet but we
are asking the Lord to provide the means by which to acquire an ideal property
to build on.
Do you want to
check into what has been done so far?
prepared” is still the
wisest way to protect yourself and your family today. In
the event of a crisis situation – whether long or short term –
whether world wide or local – are you preparing for it? Do you stay ready
so you don't have to get ready? The Boy
Scouts have quoted that slogan – be prepared – for decades, so
why can't thinking Christians scout the world terrain and see
the need to do just that … prepare? Be ready!
And many are preparing! They typically get called preppers.
God is looking for people who will
live recklessly for Him,
Not concerned with public opinion
or preacher's opinions,
But becoming a love slave of Jesus
36. He [Jesus] said to them, "But now if you have a purse,
take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell
your cloak and buy one.  It is written: `And he was
numbered with the transgressors'; and I tell you that this
must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is
reaching its fulfillment.  The disciples said, "See, Lord,
here are two swords." "That is enough," he replied.
INVESTING IN YOUR SURVIVAL
ALL INVESTORS RIGHTFULLY
EXPECT A GOOD RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENTS (ROI). BUT
IS THE DEFINITION OF "A
GOOD RETURN" CHANGING?
DAYS CHRISTIAN INVESTORS NEED TO THINK IN TERMS OF:
~INVESTING IN SURVIVAL~
God for this social, economic and spiritual reprieve that Yahweh has given us
under the Trump administration (in 2017 & 2018).
Let’s pray that American won’t go back to sleep again and lose it all in the
these prophetic times war and natural disasters could change that overnight.
Is it not wise to take advantage of this reprieve Yahweh has given us to
invest and prepare for the future so many of us think is inevitable.
So many of the things we
currently invest in may well
worthless in the next 5 to 10 years, so we need to wisely re-invest now
in what will prosper us then.
This is the time to invest in things we all will
desperately need before any major disasters descend upon us.
Since ArkHaven is starting at ground level we
are open to whatever our investors and supporters would like to propose and support.
But here are some concepts we would like to propose.
FAMILIAR COMMUNITY CONCEPTS
These are some familiar
community concepts that can be incorporated into my main proposal for a
training camp and retreat.
To me these familiar terms can have a leftist,
hippy, socialist, Kibbutz feel to them. These are worldly philosophies I
reject. Yet I have used these same words in a "Christian" connotation. So
let me reiterate…
The Training Farm Retreat concept I have
written about is a sustainable (off the grid) Ecovillage community of
intentional neighbors living in a Cooperative atmosphere of working with
a Commune of like-minded Christians to serve each other and those the
Lord sends to us.
I have two different properties in mind that would be perfect for this
retreat that I would love to show you.
Wow, that was a mouthful! But it may be the very verbiage, the very
concept that is needed in order to help a Christian investor see what the
Lord is doing for and with him/her.
Many of the community concepts we will describe here will be welcome to
visionary investors who have caught the vision described in that mouthful. The particular community concept that I think is
the best one, and therefore the one I want to interest you in is
Survival should never be
just about surviving, but always about serving.
ECONOMIC EXPERTS PREDICTIONS
Several of the
successful economic experts have been
predicting an economic and social crash for decades.
And Evangelical Bible scholars have been warning about the
prophetic signs that signal the immanence of the Second
Coming and the 70 weeks of Daniel (the Tribulation period).
That doesn't get challenged much by Evangelicals, but the
question as to how to prepare for such a time as this does
get challenged. Wise men still prepare for change, and
we all agree that change is not just coming, it is here and
is on steroids. And if that wasn't enough, we are being told by
Meteorologists that we have interred into a mini ice age. You can read
more about that HERE.
Some of the major investors and financial advisers say the safest and wisest
investment one can make is in agricultural real estate.
You would not
be reading this if you were not already like-minded and well informed in all
this. So let's discuss a number of ways Christians are
preparing for all this.
My personal desire (my calling, if you will) is to found a
training school retreat where we can invite people to learn
all the skills needed to survive and then take those skills
and equipment back home and
prepare their people as we are ours.
I hope to not just train folks but to help them form
communities all across the nation and world.
And of course, fees for lodging and training will pay
our staff and give a return to our investors.
The retreat training camp will itself
be staffed by like-minded Christians who are actually living in
community ... hiding in plain view. In case you didn't
catch it, hiding in plain view is just another way of
saying the church will be going underground.
would hope that our staff will want to live according to the Acts model of community.
And by Acts model I mean the entire book of Acts, not just
chapters 2 & 3.
Bringing in skilled instructors would be a big attraction, and
among them would be like-minded Bible teachers. I have
several connections for finding all the teachers we need.
major purchases that is proposed for the retreat farm is a
freeze drier operation. The Retreat and Training
school will need an aquaponic greenhouse and the freeze
drier operation will need a building to house it.
Short term they will make money for the investors.
Long term it will be a good food sources for the investors
and community/staff members.
That is a big vision, and it all must start with a
retreat training farm ... that just so happens to be a self
sufficient community of like minded saints that is preparing
in the very way we are training others to do. But
we are open to the advice and counsel of all who are
We are working on a detailed prospectus, but while that is being
developed, please contact us
if this interests
CAMP & RETREAT PROSPECTUS
This is the time to invest in things we all
will desperately need
before any major
disasters descend upon us. Many
investors say the best future investments will be land and water.
The things we
currently invest in may well become almost
worthless in the next 5 to 10 years, so we need to wisely re-invest now
in what will prosper us then.
Since we are starting at ground level we are open to whatever our investors
and supporters would like to propose and support.
community concepts that
can be incorporated into my main proposal for a training camp and retreat.
To me some of these familiar terms can have a leftist, hippy, socialist, Kibbutz feel
to them. Yet I have used these same
words in a "Christian" connotation. So let me reiterate…
The Training Farm Retreat concept I have written about is a sustainable (off
the grid) Ecovillage community of intentional neighbors living in a
Cooperative atmosphere of working with a Commune of like-minded Christians
to serve each other and those the Lord sends to us.
Wow, that was a mouthful! But it may be the very verbiage, the very concept I
have needed in order to help a Christian investor see what the Lord is doing
for and with him/her.
I have two different properties in mind that would be perfect for this retreat
that I would love to show you.
Ministries and investors
who see the need to relocate
in the Ozarks, or at
least have an off-the-grid retreat
outreach will want to consider
this well thought out,
Now is the time to be in
the Ark of safety.
An affordable fee will be charged for these services.
Since it will cost us
provide these services, some provision is needed to meet the need.
camp is needed where we can teach people how to prepare so we can send them back to their city and their congregation to teach and
the group is small, maybe only 3 or 4 families, start training and preparing
them and grow as the Lord provides in the time we have left.
Time is running out brethren!
Ways to expand on start-up support base:
Christian seminars and Podcast/shortwave
shows with well know guests speakers
An apartment building sandwiched
around a meeting hall
could serve a number of purposes. Our guests could rent by the day or by
the month or long term lease. That would facilitate students and guests as well as long
Dormitories for groups.
Small homes on the grounds for
staff and special guests.
Camp ground hookups and
bath house would be ideal.
RV hookups for traveling
Residents from a close by
town will work just fine too (intentional neighbors).
Providing a place where
people can come to learn
the skills necessary for self sufficient living.
can products from our farm, or bring your own.
package farm products or your own. Initial emphasis on wheat grass.
We propose starting small (with
what we can afford now. They cost $3,000.) with a home freeze dryer and
buy bigger ones as we can. This small start would provide long term food
storage for 4 or 5 families.
and packaging equipment to store freeze dried products in.
Learn while tending our farm animals (Goats, chickens, cows, fish ... no
Fruit trees and berry
Learn how to plant, prune, harvest, store.
how to plant and control weeds and insects naturally.
Mulching and Composting:
Learn by doing it.
Learn by working in them doing potting, planting, transplanting, etc.
study, prayer and worship.
Horse rides [maybe]:
Trail ride/tour through the property.
Alternate building and power technology
skills will be added to this list, but this gives some insight as
to what can be done here.
THAT WAS THE INTRODUCTION
THIS IS THE INTRODUCTION FOR EVERYONE ELSE!
ArkHaven our concept
of survival is simply an ancient agrarian lifestyle. A
... point to be made here is that we can't make it on
our own. We will need to network with others who also
have joined into this lifestyle so that we will all be able
to help others and be helped when it is needed. I call
this a fellowship of intentional neighbors.
That word "COMMUNITY" can have several understandings. I
would like to see some people start a homestead and take in
apprentices. Or buy property and start a farm operation of
some sort on it and hire employees to run the food
production there. Or buy property and then sell most of it
to brethren who want to start a fellowship of intentional
But these are all really fronts for a community where
they deliberately find ways to hide in plain sight by not
making themselves conspicuous.
To hide in
plain sight means that the residents in your area take your presence for
granted, that you belong there and are part of the countryside. I used to be an aggressive
activist, but now I see that it is too late for that.
Activist make themselves targets in a time when our nation
is lost anyhow (in my opinion). Now I want to see people survive so they
can fulfill the mission the Lord has placed on their lives.
And a big one is to help prepare (and be in) the Bride of Christ. I now
intend to further the eternal Kingdom of God as we all
witness the probable fall of our beloved nation.
SUMMARY LIST OF PROPOSALS
Gathering into some form of community with like-minded brethren may
become essential in our lifetime, because we may be faced
with an acceleration of long term disasters; such as a devastating economic
collapse that we may never recover from; or perhaps being
faced with the terrible “T”... the Tribulation period (just
in case the pre tribulation-rapture doctrine is erroneous). Not everyone is
likely to survive. But
by being prepared for long term disasters, they are by
default prepared for short term disasters as well.
When we refer to an Acts Model Christian community,
we think in terms of a "Fellowship of Intentional Neighbors" as being farmers (as
described above) buying adjacent property, or living within walking
distance of each other. They would live in community only in a
general sense of the term. I grew up in the plains area of
Colorado among farmers and ranchers in the 40's and 50's and that is
how they lived. But that community concept is unknown to most
Americans today and needs to be revived.
Our concept of a Fellowship of Intentional Neighbors is people intentionally moving as close to each other as possible,
whether next door or within easy walking distance. In this lifestyle
each family is independent and lives in their own housing, and can
barter with and support all their intentional neighbors. They
grow food in the warm months to store and live on until the next
growing season. Some will also have greenhouses and hotbeds so they can grow
food year around.
Here is an important question many are asking concerning
getting things started. So, whether your group jointly
buys land or they buy individually owned properties close by
to each other and practice what we call "Intentional
Neighbors", you will need some guidelines.
A. What is
the need for forming a Christian Community? Why would anyone
want to live this way?
Many Christians feel led of the Lord to believe an economic
crash is predicted to happen eventually in America, and
even world wide.
the terrible possibility --in the not so distant future--
that there will be far more people without food
(especially in big cities) than anyone can feed, including
the government and their FEMA camps. But I hope I am
wrong. I could really go on about that probable coming
nightmare but will leave that for others to expound on.
This is an
opinion held by many investors, economists, & politicians.
Wiedermer wrote a best seller in 2010 titled: Aftershock,
Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial
Some of us
received this direction from the Lord between 1974 and
other disasters (i.e., 911, Katrina, Mt. St. Helen, Dust
Bowl, 1930's Depression) can happen before the Tribulation
law, food riots, EMP attacks are a dark possibility in cities
Persecution can accelerate in America and become as deadly
here as it is in China, North Korea, and Moslem countries.
Many American Christians deny that, but that may be a kind
of spiritual pride and blindness that may cost them dearly
if Christians become martyrs here.
premillennialists believe the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy
may/will start in our lifetime.
we may not be able to buy or sell, but trade & barter and
self sufficiency may still be an option.
Christians feel led to prepare for these things.
always been a way to prosper and be in good health, and be
relatively safe in every economic downturn and in times of
agrarian lifestyle has a 6,000 year history of successful
living through the best and worst times in history.
To many of
us the agrarian life style is desirable over all others. I
just like this life style, no matter the times. I operated
a blueberry farm with 6,000 mature bushes for four years.
I gardened for many years, grew up in the country, as my dad
was a horse breeder and high school Principle.)
sufficiency is part of the ancient agrarian lifestyle. The
Amish and Mennonites still demonstrate that after 500
years. Families within their community of believers
specialize in products and services the rest of the
community needs. Some of those specializations we want are
It takes a
community of like-minded believers to have all the
manpower and specialties needed. As the old saying says,
many hands make light work. One family trying to do all
this work alone is subject to many challenges they may not
be able to overcome.
Would you rather be prepared a
year early or 10 minutes too late? How much time do we have? We
don't know, so it is essential to prepare now for an uncertain
If all you have is the bare minimum of provisions, like an acre of land and
some garden tools (or nothing at all), my prospectus may not be of much use.
Even so, seek the Lord and He will show you what to do.
The safest place in
the world is in the center of God's will... for you.
In all honesty... at
this writing we live on two acres and are barely making it. But may this
prospectus and website bear witness to our faith, our confidence in our Lord
and His calling, that we believe the rest of what is needed is coming... and
will come in time.
In 1998 and 1999 David Wilkerson released three books about a coming depression
that I wholeheartedly recommend. They
were primarily written to the very poor, sick and elderly
who lived in the inner city of New York:
America's Last Call. On the Brink of a Financial Holocaust
God’s Plan To Protect His People In The Coming Depression
That Dreadful Day No One Wants to Talk About
B. Types of
Christian Community Leadership
of the Community
To be self
sufficient (self contained utilities, food, clothing,
housing, covenant government)
prepare the Bride of Christ (Matt. 25:10, Rev. 18:23,
spiritually prepared. This is more important than anything
else I can say, and is the focus of all my articles.
line: You can be spiritually prepared whether or not you
can get physically and mentally prepared.
D. Types of
Self Sufficient Christian Community
A group of like-minded people pools their
money to buy a single plot of land and then divide the
land between themselves. Each family owns their own
land and are completely independent. But are in
covenant to support each other.
foundation where everyone owns the land under covenant,
but can not be reimbursed if they ever leave the
community. Again, everyone being like minded Christians
who fellowship and cooperate with each other.
where no one owns anything,
completely common purse. But
someone originally donated the facilities and equipment.
Some members would work everyday jobs and others would
grow food and take care of the property. All income from
employment and profits from sales goes into the common
purse. (I do not like this socialistic approach).
armed camp with a guarded parameter, usually led by one
strong, charismatic leader. (I will have no part in the Davidian style armed compound approach).
Living in a
Community (geographical area) but not being in community:
meaning a group
of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town,
or neighborhood). A group of people who have the same
interests, religion, race, etc. These Preppers buy
their own farm and then intentionally look for like-minded
neighbors they can network with to mutually help each
other when needed.
It will be difficult, if not impossible for one family to
make it on their own. Farming is a 7 day a week, 12
months a year job. If someone gets hurt or
sick or worse (dies, leaves) who will milk the goats?
We all need a day off, and vacations are a near
of Intentional Neighbors: The networking type intentional
neighbors who go one step further and fellowship with each
other. Possibly in homes or a church building.
who hires a crew that lives on the grounds, but in fact
the crew members are deliberate, like-minded Community members.
This will appear to the world as being a farm or some sort
of business. This kind of community can hide in
plain view (so-to-speak) because they do not let it be
known that it is a Christian community.
One owner who sells or leases land
(a housing development or isolated village) to like minded
Christians who fellowship and cooperate with each other.