Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 30-October 2 to welcome the beginning of the seventh month with shofars a-blazin'! We will be welcoming back some of our favorite speakers, including Arthur Bailey, Nehemia Gordon, and Keith Johnson, all of whom shone at Shavuot! If you can attend, there is a unique opportunity in store . . . Join us the evening of September 29th in the small town of Las Lunas, NM, just outside of Albuquerque, where we will be awaiting the new moon in the presence of rock formations that contain a link to our scattered Hebrew ancestry. On one of these rocks is an inscription of the Ten Commandments written in ancient paleo-Hebrew. On another grouping of rocks is a depiction of a lunar eclipse that NASA has confirmed is an accurate depiction of a lunar eclipse that happened 2300 years ago. Michael has been brimming with enthusiasm as he eagerly awaits his chance to meet everyone at these rocks so they can witness this rare discovery for themselves.
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Our Yom Teruah event begins with a hike to the Los Lunas Decalogue on Thursday the 29th of September. This hike will take place in the early afternoon, as it is required that we are safely off the mountain before sunset. We are told that the hike is about 2 miles - 1.5 miles being on a trail, but .5 miles of rough ascent. This hike is not recommended for young children or for adults lacking a hearty constitution.
We will sight the moon once we are off the site, so you can still join in on that part if you don't make the hike with us. The hike will begin around 3pm and be over around 4:30. We will sight the moon once we are off the site. If you would like to join us just for the after hike activities feel free to arrive at 5:00PM
Normally someone visiting this site must pay for and acquire a permit in order to get to the rock. This fee and requirement has been waived for our group.
Please make sure to dress appropriately for hiking and being outside for a half day in the New Mexico late summer. Please bring your own water and a sack dinner to enjoy together while we wait for the new moon to make its appearance.
We have secured a bus to transport people from the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Albuquerque to the site of the rock. The bus will load at 201 Marquette Ave. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 at 1:30pm and depart at 2pm for the site. It will return you to the Doubletree Hotel around 9pm. You do not have to be staying at the Doubletree in order to take the bus. There is not a lot of parking at the rock site, so we hope you'll utilize the bus! To ride the bus please bring $20 per person and email the number of people in your party riding the bus to Sara@MichaelRood.tv.
The rest of the events for the weekend will be at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
We hope you will enjoy the wide variety of dining options available to you in the city of Albuquerque during our event. We will have breaks that will allow you to venture out for lunch and dinner with your family and/or newfound friends!
Please get your tickets soon; the Convention Center can only hold so many people, and we don’t want you to miss out! Also, don’t forget to book your hotel as soon as possible, as it will be a very busy weekend with the Albuquerque Balloon Festival happening, too!
Meet the Speakers
Michael Rood has earned his reputation as the Messianic matador who waves his tattered red cape in the face of the religious bull of this generation, finally roasting the golden calf of churchianity and serving it up with the leaven-free bread of life. Michael's television series: Prepare for A Rood Awakening! from Israel has been heralded as the most energetic exposition of Scriptural truth to come out of Israel in over a millennium.
Nehemia Gordon holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Nehemia has worked as a translator on the Dead Sea Scrolls and as a researcher deciphering ancient Hebrew manuscripts. He has been invited to speak in synagogues and churches around the world and has led groups of pilgrims and visitors on tours of biblical sites. A native of Chicago, Nehemia has made his home in Jerusalem, Israel since 1993.
Keith Johnson earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has spent nearly two decades in Christian ministry. As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, Johnson has served as pastor of Park Avenue Church in Minneapolis and as chaplain of the Minnesota Vikings. Johnson was also chosen as one of only 40 chaplains from around the world to serve the athletes of the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta. Keith lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and sons.
Dr. Arthur Bailey, apostle and modern-day prophet, is an anointed teacher, preacher, author, and executive producer of Abundant Life International, a local television program. With a focus on spirit-filled living, community revitalization, and reconciliation, he is uniquely gifted to raise the levels of expectation and standards of his audience, helping them to strive to know God, to listen to His voice, and to respond to the challenge of being the Sons and Daughters of God.
Denis Ismael Otero
Denis Ismael Otero is currently Founder/President of Maranatha Missions International and Pastor of Olive Tree Fellowship in Albuquerque New Mexico. He became a believer in 1970 while serving in Vietnam, ordained in 1976 as a Priest of the Church of Our Savior (AEC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Otero is an associate professor at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque where he teaches Hebrew, Hebraic Studies, and Holy Land Geography. Professor Otero has studied in Israel with the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies and has led many teaching tours to Israel. Dr. Otero has worked on several Archaeological digs, including Bethsaida, the Temple Mount, and Sodom. Denis has been on radio and television with his Voice to the Nations and Torah Unleashed Programs since 1978. Dr. Otero is a descendent of the Sephardic Jews who came to the New World from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition and is a teacher of New Mexico History and Sephardic Anusim Studies. He is also the Archaeologist of record and historian of the Los Lunas Mystery Stone Foundation which is the caretaker of the Decalogue stone for the State of New Mexico. He has a passion for imparting his knowledge and experience to others who really want to "dig in" to the scriptures.
Jimmie Black is a Psalmist songwriter and his heart is to take you into the presence of God. Because only in His presence can you be changed.
Mr. Black's desire is to lead God's people into His divine presence through Davidic praise and worship, Messianic Psalms, and Prophetic songs of the LORD.
Karen D. Taylor
Karen D. Taylor has traveled throughout the United States, Hawaii and internationally to UK/England, Sweden, Jamaica, West Indies and Toronto, Canada. She has shared both in Word and song for such personalities as Bishop T. D. Jakes, Bishop Patricia Whitelocke, Prophet Mark Chironna, Drs. Gladstone and Evelyn Fairweather, Michael Rood, Rev. Al Miller, and many fine Pastors and leaders.
She established Shabbas Fellowship in Desoto, Texas and Life Beyond Measure, St. Louis, Mo., and Beit Midrash Hashem Community, Dallas, Tx. Karen has expounding the Word of God for over 39 years to millions of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultures around the world. She began singing at the age of 5. God has gifted her to sing 3½ octaves ranging from traditional to contemporary gospel styles seasoned lightly with a hint of jazz.
She performed live with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and appeared as lead vocalist for Bishop T.D. Jakes/Potter's House Choir Grammy Nominated CD, "The Storm Is Over" singing "Trust and Obey." She has appeared frequently as guest on TBN (Trinity Broadcast International Network) local and international network and Daystar Cable Networks, GLC (God's Learning Channel) of Midland, TX. She provided the Altar song "He's Been Faithful" at the wedding of J Bynum. She can be heard on BlogTalkRadio. Youtube and various mediums of communications on the world wide web. You too will attest that the hand of YaHoVaH rests heavily upon this broken vessel as you experience the ministry of Karen D. Taylor.
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center Ballroom A 401 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 768-4575