E-news: May 16, 2014
2014 Israel Pilgrimage
We are glad to report that the YRM team has returned safely from the land of Israel. Elder Randy Folliard, Ryan Mansager, Joel Wirl, along with local members, Steve and Debbie Reed, enjoyed 10 days traveling throughout the Holy Land. They traveled from north to south visiting many sites, including: Old Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Old Tiberias, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, road to Damascus, Korazim, “J.C.” boat, Magdala, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Jordan river baptismal site, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Upper room of the last supper, House of Caiaphas the high priest, Masada, Dead Sea, Qumran, Temple Mount, Wailing Wall, Rabbi’s Tunnel, City of David, Southern retaining wall, Pool of Siloam, Garden tomb, Rockefeller Museum, Zedekiah’s cave, Herodium, Church of Nativity, and Yad Vashem holocaust memorial.
In addition to the sights, they took thousands of photos, hundreds of videos, several interviews with renowned Israeli archeologist Eli Shukron, who served as their tour guide, and several full-length programs. We hope to have these available in the near future. As well, each week in the E-news we will highlight a different location from the land of Israel.
Pentecost Quickly Approaching
The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost is only three weeks away. We invite all sincere believers to join us in Holts Summit, Missouri, on Sunday, June 8, for this important observance. This Feast remembers the giving of the Law at Sinai (Exodus 19:1) and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4). For those interested, the Ministry has several tent/RV sites with electric free of charge. To reserve a site, please call (573) 896-1000 in advance. If you are unable to travel and are without fellowship, we will also be broadcasting our High Day service on June 8 at 1:30 pm, CT, from http://yrm.org/live.
FOT Registration Now Available
Registration for this year’s Feast of Tabernacles is now available online. We will be observing this year’s Feast at El Dorado Springs, Missouri, at Camp Galilee. This beautiful park is located about two hours from the Kansas City International Airport and an hour and a half from Springfield and Joplin. The camp offers a limited number of bunkhouses for couples and families and a number of tent/RV sites with full hookups. There are also several hotels in or near El Dorado Springs. We have scheduled daily worship services along with several workshops throughout the Feast. In addition to the worship and praise, we have many activities planned, including: kickball, archery, volleyball, human foosball, fishing, puppet show, and several other games and activities for children and the entire family. Don’t delay; register now for this year’s Feast of Tabernacles!
May/June edition of the Restoration Times magazine is nearing completion. We hope to have it printed and mailed next week. This edition will review the importance of Pentecost, offer insight on the current charismatic movement, explain the paradox of grace, how to win over an unbelieving spouse, and more much.
D. Tel Aviv
Jaffa was the first natural sea port in Israel. It was built along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and was used by Solomon to import the wood from the city of Tyre for the building of the first temple. In later years, it was here where Jonah the Prophet sailed for Tarshish when Yahweh had commanded him to go to Nineveh. In the New Testament, Peter raised Tabitha from the dead during his visit to Jaffa and received his famous vision of the sheet, as recorded in Acts 10:9-16.