Welcome to the ARK Community in Texas

Welcome to the
ARK Community in Texas
A Proposed Apostolic Christian Way of Living in the End Time
 

 

Who are we?

 

ARK Community is not a church organization but it is a small group of committed Christians who share the same faith, goals and aspirations to live (in their own homes) close to one another in love, joy, peace, unity and harmony. They also want to live according to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ until His Return in glory.

 

We are not a doomsday survivalist group but we do believe in complete reliance on God’s provision for our daily living based on the principle of self-sufficiency by growing our own food, raising our own cattle, sheep, horses, chicken and fish in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible.

 

 

What do we do?

 

ARK International is an architectural design, building and development company that is incorporated in the State of Texas. We aim to design and build by ourselves the most functional and cost-effective homes, using modern technology in renewable power and energy for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, electricity, plumbing, sanitation and other essentialities. We are also trying to incorporate hurricane and tornado proof shelters in our home designs.

 

We also plan for our folks to work on community projects that will generate income for every household. If they so choose they can also gainfully work outside the community in nearby cities and towns (only 12 miles from the ARK Community).

 

 

Where are we?

 

The Holy Bible states, “If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.” (Num. 14:8) Our property is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos in Washington County, Texas, “a land which flows with milk and honey”. We are right in the heart of the Texas dairy country and also where honey is produced by the local folks as a home-based industry. In early Spring you can see the Texas state flower bluebonnet blooming in the fields as you drive on the highways. Our location is about 75 miles north of Houston, about 20 miles south of Texas A & M University, 8 miles west of Navasota and 20 miles east of Brenham.

 

 

We are located beyond the Hurricane Safety Line which is the minimum distance of 100 miles from the Gulf Coast that is prescribed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) that operates hurricane shelters in Huntsville, College Station and Brenham.  This area has not been affected by previous hurricanes such as Rita and Ike.  Many Houstonians have purchased land in this area and some have even settled down here.

 

What is our climate?

 

The climate in this area is classified as humid sub-tropical with hot summers. Average annual temperature is 68 degrees with average humidity at 71%. Winters are mild, with short spells of cold weather, lasting two to three days. Occasionally, the temperature can drop as much as 30 degrees in one hour; these are caused by polar Canadian air currents.  Snow is rare. Spring weather is variable with many thunderstorms. Summer is essentially invariable, with an average maximum temperature of 92 degrees and high humidity (Folks, it gets hot and stays hot).

 

How does our Community look like?

  

 

This is cow country where dairy produce is one of the main industries. The picture shown above is not our property but is one of ranches that is only about ten minutes drive from the ARK Community.

The picture on the left shows part of our twenty acre ranch property which is on both sides of the fence. This Texas Longhorn belongs to our neighbor with whom we have mutual agreement for his cattle to graze on our land in exchange for his services.

 

The picture below shows the Star of the Republic Museum located on the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park which is only about seven minutes drive from our ARK Community.




- There are more photographs and descriptions of the ARK Community in the following pages -