Newsletter

 
 
Published by Travelling Ministers Fellowship     

Vol.1 No.1                                    April 15, 2008
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We are delighted to greet  you in this wonderful new time in the Lord. This will be a brief newsletter. Just enough information to keep you posted as the Travelling Ministers Fellowship  comes forth…

The first formal meeting of TMF will be held during Passover this month. All Travelling Ministers as well as friends interested in learning more about TMF are welcome to join us for a Passover Seder at Rafi & Carol’s home in Wilmington, NC, Sat. April 19, at 6:00pm sharp. Rafi will be sharing and teaching about Christ in the Passover. We expect many TMFs will bring to this gathering special ministry  about how we are leaving the old to enter the NEW. Please RSVP to Rafi.

 We’d like you to meet Arnaud Verger, who joined TMF this month. He is has been a faithful son and brother in the Lord for many years. He and his wife Nathalie and 3 wonderful children live in Ekstein, France. They have a real heart for the nation of France as well as for the nations, and will be co-ordinating PRAYER AND INTERCESSION AMONG FRENCH-SPEAKING PEOPLE for TMF. As well, Arnaud, a gifted translator, will be translating our TMF website into French for our French-speaking brothers and sisters, and will be co--ordinating  TMF activities in France. He and his wife are hoping to join us in Israel in November.   



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   A 9-day Trip to ISRAEL is planned for November 2008 that we will personally host and lead. Many TMF people are interested in visiting the Holy Lands during this 60th anniversary year of the Nation Israel.  We plan to  depart 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 as close to $2,600 as possible.

ISRAEL FLIER: You will find a flier on page 2 of this newsletter that describes the basics of this wonderful Pilgrimage. Most of the group will be flying with us from the US, however, you can also join up in Israel if you are flying in from another country. Children are welcome too (at a reduced fare). Carol brought Emanuel 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 would benefit and be able to keep up with this very special  yet intense experience.

We have 24 new members from 8 countries since March 2008, and many  people inquiring  about joining TMF. Shortly you will receive a form to fill out about what information about yourself you would like made public on the website, www.TMFonline.org. Plus we need accurate mailing address, email, phone, etc. Also please be sure to send at least 3 photos we can post online: of yourself, family, and especially you ministering and/or your congregation. We all enjoy seeing the many faces of ministry we all represent.

 

Prayer Needs: So much nowadays is dependent upon prayer. Please pray for intercessors to come forth for TMF. They are vital to our success in the Lord. Look at the prayer page of TMFonline to see current needs.


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 More about the Israel Pilgrimage              NOVEMBER 2008
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
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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, ed.

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