The ACTS ACCORD
621 Macon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
When a Child is Born by Kenny Rodgers
May God be revealed to you
A New Dawn for ACTS
Alpha Christian TourS is in it's third year of operation. Our organization of clergy and laity is building a solid base of operation with dedicated travel hosts and travel representatives. Our goal is to bring you a "hassle free" journey wherever your destination may be. We will know you by name and treat you with respect. We believe the "Golden Rule" (see separate article) applies to your travel as it does to each facet of life. We have company representatives escorting each group to enable you to feel comfortable when you are away from home. You will always travel with a small congenial group of travelers who are looking for "something special." As you can see from the Journeys on the Horizon we have expanded our worldwide travel menu. Although holy land is our deep love and attracts many passengers, we are always excited when we can add another destination.
ACTS is happy to accommodate the experienced travel host in customizing their trip. We obviously believe that you should travel to the places which interest you rather than our directing where you should go.
The enclosed brochure describing an Alternative Way to Travel is for your consideration. Read it carefully and then decide to come and travel with us. You will not be disappointed.
Do you understand the Palestinian Issue? Do you know any Palestinian people or is your awareness limited to what you see on television? If you answer YES to these questions, you should consider making a journey to The Land of the Bible, where the Palestinian people live. You will see their lifestyle first hand. You will rejoice with them in their accomplishments and weep with them in their sorrows. You will come to know them as people and see their children as you see other children around the world; children with dreams, hopes and expectations for a meaningful life. Don't be confused by the pictures you see on the evening news --- come and find out for yourself who the Palestinian people really are!
Journeys on the Horizon
Only a few cabins remain on the 12 Cruise from Barcelona to Venice aboard Royal Caribbean's luxurious Splendor of the Seas. Join a friendly group of folks who will travel from Barcelona to Rome to Sicily to Venice, among other stops. Hurry, while cabins last on this "sold out" cruise.
A magnificent experience awaits you as the Biblical journey of Paul along with many classical Greek centers are highlighted. The crowning jewel of the trip will be a three day Aegean Cruise to Ephesus in Turkey.
Explore picturesque and pristine Alaska aboard your cruise ship from Vancouver through the inside passage. Marvel at the untouched landscape and thrill at the Creator's majestic beauty. Your cruise will be aboard one of Holland America's superior ships.
Hear the story of our faith through our hymns and hymnwriters as we visit the places they lived and loved throughout England and Wales. Dr. William Weisser, Director of Music at Edenton Street UMC in Raleigh will provide seminar leadership. A must for those interested in church music.
Give special attention to the women of faith who have intersected our lives through their strength, leadership and wisdom as we survey Old and New Testament sites where they lived and worked.
Have you always heard about the Passion Play in Germany and wondered what it would be like to attend? Did you realize that it is the oldest drama performance in the world and that it is performed every ten years? People from everywhere will be attending this electrifying production, so why not you? ACTS has several different itineraries operating in the summer of 2000 and we still have space for you, although space will be totally sold in the next few months. Choose from one of the following dates and itineraries and register now!
All of the itineraries include overnight in the quaint village of Oberammergau where you can live amongst the villagers who dedicate so much of their lives to fulfilling the promise made by their ancestors more than 365 years ago. Call our office for a full color brochure.
Have You Given Any Thought To.....
Golden Rule #1: Put the Customer First
A recent three year study by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Washington, DC showed that small businesses which put heavy emphasis on customer service were more likely to survive and succeed than competitors who emphasized such advantages as lower prices.
Personal Care sets ACTS apart from other travel companies
Golden Rule # 2: Stay Close To Your Customer
The Best business owners are not only committed to staying close to their clientele, but also identify with them. They give their customers the level of service they themselves would expect to receive.
Escorted Service sets ACTS apart from other travel companies
Golden Rule # 3: Pay Attention To The Details
Group Leaders do not want to be embarrassed by inferior hotels, herding of their passengers or...
Honesty, Integrity and Trust set ACTS apart from other travel companies
Comments from recent Holy Land Travelers include:
"I would not take a million dollars for the time in Jordan! Coming into the holy land through Jordan just makes the problems of the area and the economic hardships a reality before entering the land of "milk & honey." Surely I am not the only American who has been ignorant of the situation of the peoples other than the Jewish community in this area of the world. Thank you for showing me a clear picture of the situation in the Middle East through the travel in Jordan."
"The impact of making this pilgrimage will remain with me throughout my lifetime. So many things we saw and did affected me personally and hold deep meaning in my heart. I kept thinking how remarkable at times that we walked the very same ground that Jesus walked and about he added meaning now in our Scripture readings. I think I probably began my journey looking for actual places where certain events happened. However, very shortly afterward, I was so caught up in the awe of being there, that the experience itself was much more valuable. This is not a geographic journey; it is a spiritual one. We came away with a change of heart and a deepened faith to sustain us through the rest of life's journey. I will never forget Moses' view of the Promised Land, crossing the Sea of Galilee, Beatitude Mountain, the ceremony at Cana, the Stations of The Cross on the Via Dolorosa, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. There were many other vistas, but these were my favorites."
"I am writing to thank you once again for everything you did to make our tour of the Holy Land such a wonderful and memorable experience. Your meticulous planning and attention to detail offered a packed agenda with a wide variety of opportunities to visit momentous Christian places while making this journey as effortless as possible for our group. You made certain that everyone's needs were taken care of and we were happy campers. The choice of accommodations, meals, tour guides, transportation, photographers and everything else behind-the-scenes were all first-rate."