The Plenary Session is behind us and we have been working feverishly to plan and prepare for a B’ney Yosef North American Summit. Seating is limited to about 300 on Friday evening and a few more over the Saturday and Sunday sessions. This NOT a conference, nor is it for a bunch of teaching. Rather, we are gathering interested individuals across North America who understand who Ephraim is and desire to come together and begin working in concert to bring unity to the family. (Unity does not mean uniformity…)
You are invited to prayerfully consider joining us for the next step in coming together.
Here is the invitation letter and registration link from Interim Executive Committee Chair, Al McCarn:
As you may know, last May over 130 delegates from 12 nations convened the First B’ney Yosef National Congress in Ariel, Israel. The Congress launched a concerted effort to follow YHVH’s lead in assembling the dry bones of our nation so that He may breathe life into us after 2,700 years of exile. A major component of advancing this work is the assembly of North American Ephraimites in a continental Summit in Tampa, Florida, March 4-6, 2016. The B’ney Yosef North America (BYNA) Summit will seek to build on the momentum of this past year in anticipation of a Second B’ney Yosef National Congress planned for October 2016 in Israel.
We are pleased to announce that registration for BYNA Summit is now open.
The Summit will take place at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater from 3:00 pm on Friday, March 4, to 12:00 pm on Sunday, March 6. Registration for the full weekend is $150 per person. This includes meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast), and provides a discount for lodging at the Marriott at $149 per night. Due to space limitations we can accommodate only 250 participants on Friday. Should registration exceed that number, we will open a special registration option for Saturday and Sunday only. To register, please go to this link:
If you have not attended the B’ney Yosef National Congress or a related event, you will need this registration code: BYNA5776.
Although we will devote much time to worship and prayer, the BYNA Summit will not be a typical Messianic or Hebrew Roots conference. Our business is to discuss and affirm a statement of identity and purpose, and to establish a leadership structure to focus the efforts of awakening Ephraimites in North America toward our long-expected reunion with other Ephraimites and with Judah. In preparation for this a Plenary Committee met at Chapel Hill, Tennessee in mid-January to establish an interim leadership, as well as committees to write our mission and identity statement and to gather names of qualified men and women who can serve in a permanent leadership structure. Participants in the Summit will hear reports of these committees and will be able to discuss and take action on their proposals. For that reason, we ask that all registrations be made no later than February 26, 2016. That will permit time to send the draft proposals to registered participants so that they may arrive prepared for the business at hand.
This is short notice for such a gathering, but we trust that HaShem will open the way for those He is calling to this special work. If you have questions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in the Kingdom,
Albert J. McCarn David Altman
B’ney Yosef North America B’ney Yosef Congress Liason
Interim Executive Coordinator
My experience over the last eight months as this has been coming together is an intense presence of the Spirit at every level and in every meeting. I firmly believe we are on the cutting edge of seeing prophecy unfold before our very eyes. Pray, and if so led, participate!!
May HIS Kingdom come!!