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TMF Newsletter July 2008
Published by Travelling Ministers Fellowship                    Vol.1 No.2                 July 15, 2008


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The first formal meeting of the TRAVELLING MINISTERS FELLOWSHIP (TMF) was held at Rafi & Dr. Carol's home in Wilmington, North Carolina, during Passover. We felt that the beginning of the year in God's Hebrew calendar was a fitting time to launch Travelling Ministers Fellowship and to “PASSOVER” into God's new endtime purposes. We shared a wonderful Passover Seder together as Rafi led the people in passing over into the NEW, leaving the old ministry behind.

  The next formal meeting of TMF is scheduled for Sunday, July 13. We will meet at Rafi & Dr. Carol's home in Wilmington to celebrate the Feast of Shavuot (traditional Pentecost). This is in anticipation of the new things that God has released to His people worldwide. Dr. Carol will share prophetically what God has been telling her about the new things He is pre- paring for His special task forces; also about how we are to be positioned as the Lord of Hosts releases His authority in might and power. A useful article by Dr. Carol is regarding the importance of the Feasts of Israel and God's Hebrew calendar. Please CLICK HERE to view it.  



Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Durham, Lanoka Harbor, NJ

Josiah Jackson, Golden Valley, MN

Bishop Ray Pratt, Morristown, TN

Solomon Buckley, Kansas City. MO

Walter & Dina Balestrieri, Hot Springs Village, AR

Lois Brewington, Dunn, NC

Lorraine Moore, Ivanhoe, NC

Pastor Yardley Vann, Baltimore, MD


We are beginning to receive inquiries from France due to the work of Arnaud and Natalie Verger for French-speakers. They have also prepared a new brochure about TMF in French.


The NEW MEMBER FORM for TMF is now available online. If you have not already filled it out,

you may do so by clicking the MEMBERS page. You may also want to check the information we have posted online about yourself to be sure it is accurate and current in terms of what you want made public.


PRAYER NEED We have been praying regularly for the Travelling Ministers Fellowship and its members. A warm thank you to all who have been participating in this vital part of the ministry. Now we believe there is a need for one or more people to lead and co-ordinate intercession for TMF. Would you please join us in prayer for this need and especially that the right gifted person(s) come forth skilled and experienced in leading intercession for the global arena.


TOURS TO ISRAEL are planned for Nov 2008 & Feb.2009 that Rafi & Dr. Carol will personally host and lead. A detailed flier about this can be view at the bottom of this page. Or phone 302 559-1766 to have one mailed out.


  Welcome to TMF Members Dina & Walter Baladieri, new TMF members from Arkansas: We have asked them to share about themselves & their Light A Candle Ministries:

Walter has a real heart to let the church and the lost know that Jesus is not a religion. He has freedom for all areas of our life if we allow Him to take over our whole life. Walter's heart is to see people healed in body, mind & spirit, through prophesy and revelatory teaching of the Word... Dina has a heart to let the church know about the needs of God’s people and especially of women in crisis pregnancies. Dina is in the process of opening a pregnancy crisis center and future maternity home in a community which has scant resources for women and Babies.” There are ten things in the bible that God hates, notes Dina, and one of them is the shedding of innocent blood. The Center Dina envisions will save Babies and the lives of these mothers and families.



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 More about the Israel Pilgrimage             

February 2009
9 Days/ 7 Nights… hosted by Rafi and Dr. Carol

Many people are interested in visiting the Holy Lands during this 60th anniversary year of the Nation Israel.  It is a wonderful time to go for the holiday of a lifetime.

If you are interested in the Israel Tour 2008, please phone or email us, or use the CONTACT FORM on this website www.tmfonline.org.  phone: 302 559-1766   email: revrafi@aol.com 


Celebrating Israel’s 60th Anniversary: The Itinerary here is provisional. We will keep you posted as the details of our journey take shape. We have been to Israel many times and want to make this the trip of a lifetime for you.  Please also share your thoughts about places you would like to visit.


                          Tour Features:

  • Meeting and assistance at airport
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • First class accommodations with private bath
  • Full Israeli style breakfast – daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Services of government licensed guide on sightseeing days
  • Air conditioned transportation used for touring
  • Boat ride on the Galilee, visit to the Jordan River baptismal site 
  • Swimming in the Dead Sea
  • Visit to the En Gedi spa and its ancient hot springs and mud baths

Children: are welcome. Dr.Carol brought her son to Israel with an adult group when he was 7, and it was wonderful and beneficial  for him to see the Bible lands come alive before his eyes at an early age. Prayerfully consider if your children –or grandchildren!-  would benefit and be able to keep up with this very special  yet intense experience.


Day 1

           Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, assistance and transfer to your hotel.

           Dinner and Overnight: Tel Aviv by the ancient Port of Jaffa where Peter visited Cornelius                                     

Day 2

Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the Mediterranean coast to CAESAREA, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. Continue to MEGIDDO, one of the chariot cities of King Solomon. Travel along the slopes of Mt. Carmel to HAIFA for a panoramic view of the bay.

            Dinner and Overnight: Tiberias     

Day 3 

             Enjoy a boat ride on the sea of Galilee. Visit CAPERNAUM and see the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and the stone with the carving of the Ark of the Covenant. Visit TABGHA, where Jesus fed the 5,000, the Church of Multiplication with it’s 4th century mosaic floor. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, which overlooks the Galilee. Travel through the foothills of beautiful Mt. Herman into the GOLAN HEIGHTS on the road that leads to Damascus. Visit the lovely BANIAS SPRINGS at Caesarea Phillipi, where Jesus spent special time apart with his disciples.

    .       Dinner and Overnight:  Tiberias

Day 4

Visit the Jordan River baptismal site at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee. Continue to NAZARETH, where Jesus spent his childhood and to the Church of Annunciation. Pass the Gilboa mountains to BEIT SHEAN where one can see the recently excavated amphitheatre. Travel through the Jordan valley to JERICHO, the first city that was conquered by Joshua and observe the Mt. of Temptations where Jesus spent 40 days in the desert tempted by Satan. Ascend the Judean hills to Jerusalem. 

Dinner and Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5

Our day in the HOLY CITY begins as we enjoy the unforgettable view from the top of the Mount of Olives. We will then follow in Jesus footsteps, from the Triumphal entry to the Resurrection, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and King David’s Tomb. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Bazaar as we visit shops in the narrow ancient streets of the Old City..

Dinner and Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 6 

Today we visit the NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM, first to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Next is a visit to the Jerusalem Model, a replica in miniature of Herodian Jerusalem. Visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited. Drive to Ein Kerem, home of John the Baptist, and where Mary visited Elizabeth with baby Jesus in her womb. Continue to BETHLEHEM to visit the site of the Nativity, birthplace of Jesus.

Dinner and overnight: Jerusalem

Day 7

Depart Jerusalem through the Judean Mountains and drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to MASADA. Ascend the eastern slope of the mountain in the cable-car and walk on this mountain refuge. Excavations have uncovered luxurious palaces, mosaic floors, a synagogue, biblical scrolls and many fascinating artifacts. Drive to QUMRAN, home of the Essenes and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Time permitting, an opportunity will be provided for a unique experience to bathe in the DEAD SEA and enjoy the ancient mineral baths and spa at En Gedi.

Dinner and Overnight: Jerusalem and Farewell Dinner

Day 8

      Drive through the scenic Judean Hills to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight as we meditate on these unforgettable days.

We plan to  travel over Thanksgiving, departing around Nov.22, and will give you firm dates shortly. With the devaluation of the dollar against all major currencies, the prices have risen for us in Israel a good 10-20%. Nonetheless we are trying to keep the cost for everything including airfare as close to $2,700 as possible.


This newsletter is published by Travelling Ministers Fellowship

Carol Cohen, editor
Phone: 302 559-1766
Fax: 910 686-6733
Email: RevRafi@aol.com