Greetings in the Name of the One called Wonderful – Jesus, our Lord:
Do you have a deep desire in your soul to journey to where Jesus was born, see where He lived, bow where He was crucified, where celebrate where He resurrected from the grave and then gaze heavenward at the place where He ascended back to the right hand of the Father? Here's your invitation to do just that. Yes, this letter is your personal invitation to join us on our 11th Anniversary Discipleship Journey to Israel!
Lord willing, on March 14-23, 2017, my prayer partner and Hearts Aflame Discipleship Journey architect, Steve Thigpen, and I will be making our 14th visit overseas, and we hope you will come along with us. We have approximately 36 available slots to begin with. Make your decision and then just let Steve know you want to go. We need to hear from those interested soon.
Our Holy Land Discipleship Journey will take us to those most Sacred Christian places including the cities of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and of course, Jerusalem. Yes, we will walk where the Holy Bible was lived and recorded. Place like The Sea of Galilee, The Mount of the Beatitudes, Capernaum, Bethany, The Dead Sea, and The Jordan River are some of the holy highlights planned for this pilgrimage.
Many other places we've read about in the Holy Bible will be on our itinerary, including: The Shepherds’ Folds, The Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, and Golgotha -- the place of the Skull. We will celebrate Holy Communion as we worship our Risen Lord at Jerusalem’s Empty Garden Tomb and place our feet on the southern steps of the temple, yes, we will read from the Book of Acts at The Place of Pentecost.
Indeed, this trip will be a discipleship journey. While we will see some of our Nazarene brothers and sisters along the way, it is primarily a personal pilgrimage for you to increase intimacy in your personal relationship with our Lord. Two words will characterize our posture – Hearts Aflame. Yes, it’ll be A Road to Emmaus Experience.
So, if interested, contact Steve Thigpen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540-432-9857/home or 540-908-5972 to sign-up or to get more info ASAP. The approximate cost of the trip will be $3,295 per person. Yes, it is an all-inclusive amount encompassing airfare, ground travel, lodging, meals, tips, and entrance fees into the Holy Sites. This price includes everything except souvenir money and a light lunch or two.
We plan to fly out of Dulles International. Please complete the reservation form immediately and include a $375.00 deposit.
Please Make All Checks Payable To: “Hearts Aflame”
Mail Reservation Form with Your Payment to:
Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene
1871 Boyers Road Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 (Attention: Steve Thigpen)
Pastor Kerry Willis and Brother Steve Thigpen