Sukkot 2023

Jay and Amanda Kilcrease

Hello brothers and sisters in Messiah Yahusha,

Blessings to you and your family. The biblical new year is nearly upon us, and the season of Yahuah’s feast days and appointed times are quickly approaching.  As believers in Messiah, we may not always follow the same calendar, however, we undoubtedly share the desire to honor Yah’s set-apart days.

We don’t know how long we, as a body of believers, will be able to exercise our freedom to gather for feast days. These things are as Yah wills and are in his hands.  But while we are still able to celebrate Yahuah’s feasts together, He has put it on our hearts to host a Sukkot gathering (with the help of Brenda Ross and Sherry Sanders) October 4-11th at Lake Brownwood State Park in Texas.

We are still in the early planning stages, and will be enlisting the help of like-minded believers in the Gospel of the Kingdom — brothers and sisters like you — who have visited the GWDF website.

If you are interested in joining us for Sukkot, we encourage you to sign up for the GWDF monthly newsletter to receive timely updates and information on how to join us in this mission. This web page will be updated as we draw closer to Sukkot.

To Yahuah be the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory.


Jay and Amanda Kilcrease
Sukkot 2023 Hosts

March Update


We are still a few weeks away from you being able to make reservations at Lake Brownwood State Park for Sukkot. However, there are a couple things you can do now as you plan and budget for our gathering.

1. Consider getting a Texas State Park Pass

2. Be thinking of how you want to serve during your time at Sukkot.

We want to model the servant-leader example that Yeshua gave his disciples. As we draw nearer to Sukkot, we will be asking you to tell us how you would like to participate as a volunteer.

Here are some ideas:

  • Music/worship
  • Youth activities
  • Security
  • Hospitality
  • Food prep/kitchen duty
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Teacher/group leader
  • Prayer team

⏰  Reservations Alert

When you make your reservations, expect to pay the full amount due for your stay at the park. They do not accept partial deposits. If for some reason you will need to cancel, be sure to do it no later than a week in advance of when you had planned to stay. A parks department rep informed us that if you wait until the very last minute to cancel, you will not be refunded the full amount.

Contact Lake Brownwood State Park for reservation questions: (325) 784-5223 or (512) 389-8900

Park Reservations


February Update


If you are considering joining us for Sukkot October 4-11, this information should help you with planning and budgeting for your stay. Since October 4th is a High Shabbat, we suggest you arrive October 3rd to set up your campsite.

Download the GWDF calendar.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is not permitting reservations for October to be made until May. When we know the exact date we will give you a head’s up via email.

It will be your responsibility to make and secure your own reservations.

We suggest you secure tent or RV camping sites in the Willow Point area of Lake Brownwood State Park. We realize that not everyone will be able to stay for the entire duration of the feast. That’s OK. Feel free to come for as many days as your budget will allow.

Click this link for campsite availability and to make online reservations.

Willow Point is a beautiful grassy area that features great lake views, restrooms, showers, water and electricity hookups. It has 35 sites for tent and RV camping. (If the area is booked when you try to make reservations, almost any campsite in the park will work.) The park also has cabins and lodges available for rent. However, Willow Point will be our main gathering spot for activities.

We suggest you download a map (PDF) from the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

Planning & Budgeting

If you have never been camping before, the TripSavvy website has useful information to help you plan and budget for your trip.