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Friends of the Casa de Dom Inácio
 
       
       
  NEWS January 2008    
  Issue 1, 11th January 2008  
       
  THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE CASA. IT IS A PLEASURE TO SEND YOU THIS UPDATE ON OUR ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS NEWS FROM THE CASA AND ABADIÂNIA. WE INVITE YOU TO CONTACT US WITH ANY NEWS CONTRIBUTIONS.  
 
 
 
     
 

In this Issue:

  • John of God due to return to Omega Institute, Rhinebeck New York in 2008
  • Announcement regarding Yellow Fever Vaccinations


..Joao US Trip 2008..

The Omega event is scheduled for September 29, 30, October 1, 2. ALL registration details will be handled by Omega Staff, by phone and on-line starting FEBRUARY 4, 2008. You may call 800 944 1001 or log onto www.eomega.org.

 

   
 
 
 
 
       

John of God returns to Omega Institute, Rhinebeck New York in 2008

 

Dearest Friends of The Casa.
In the spirit of resolutions for a New Year filled with immense gratitude and with wishes for health, joy, love, peace and abundance, I am pleased to announce that our beloved Medium João will once again travel to the United States for a second healing tour at the Omega Institute. The first event was extraordinary - a summary of the event, in both words and photos, is available in the October '07 FOC newsletter. Medium João is eager to return to Omega and continue his healing mission. And once again, at the Entities and John of God's request, it is a pleasure and privilege to accompany him as his translator and coordinator to work with Omega to organize the 2008 event.

The Omega event is scheduled for September 29, 30, October 1, 2. ALL registration details will be handled by Omega Staff, by phone and on-line starting FEBRUARY 4, 2008. You may call 800 944 1001 or log onto www.eomega.org.

I will continue to work closely with Executive Director Skip Backus, Program Coordinator Carol Donahoe, and their team in the coming months, drawing upon our experience from last year to make improvements for the event and to clarify Casa guidelines and procedures to ensure another successful healing tour. For those who are not familiar with the Omega Institute, it has an impeccable track record in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas in health and spirituality. Since 1977, the Omega Institute has sponsored many of the nations leading visionaries and organizes events that enrich our lives in the areas of complimentary medicine and wellness, indigenous cultural traditions and sustainability and the environment.

The event will be held at Omega's Rhinebeck Campus in New York. Omega's courteous and professional staff handled registration details impeccably last October and I am sure they will do their best again this year. Last year the event sold out in less than a month and as we expect the same enthusiastic response this time, I suggest that you make your plans in a timely manner. I also ask that you honor the registration date of FEBRUARY 4th when the registration teams will be set up and available- please do not call before this date.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing Omega Team and all the volunteers who assisted in the 2007 event. Many thanks to my colleagues Bob Dinga and Diana Rose for their invaluable assistance. Thank you to Noberto Krug, Martin Mosquera, Inez, Sonia and Diego Coppola, Rosa Machado (Florida), and Dorothy Cooke, who undertook the long journey from Abadiânia to support Medium João and his wife Ana. I also want to thank the team leaders of each healing room for their work: Josie RavenWing, Rosa Haritos, Peter Waugh, Emma Bragdon, Gary Walker and Thom Levy. It was an exquisite example of community spirit united in love, compassion, and service. I look forward to working closely with you again this year. From my heart to yours, with immense gratitude,

Many Blessings, Heather Cumming - Official Trip leader/Translator to John of God
www.healingquests.com or johnofgodtours.com Tel: 203 255 2123

 
 
 
 
       

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATIONS
Important Announcement for Travellers to Goias & Brasilia

 

Please pass the following information to the U.S. citizens you come into contact with. Thank you for your assistance.

Simon Henshaw
Consul General
YELLOW FEVER
U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

January 9, 2008

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Brazil to recent fatal cases of possible Yellow Fever in Goias and Brazil's Federal District (including Brasilia), While it will be weeks to months before test results can confirm if these deaths were actually caused by Yellow Fever, the Government of Brazil has begun a Yellow Fever vaccine campaign in the affected regions.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind the U.S. citizen community of the Embassy's standing advice regarding Yellow Fever vaccinations for U.S. Citizens traveling to Brazil:

Yellow Fever vaccine is recommended for persons over 9 months of age for travel to all rural areas of all states, including Iguassu Falls tourist resorts, and for travel to Brasilia (AND ABADIANIA) and Belo Horizonte. Cities in jungle areas are considered rural, not urban, in nature.

Yellow Fever is not a risk for travel to major coastal cities from Fortaleza to the Uruguay border, including the major tourist/business destinations of Sao Paulo, Salvador, Rio, Recife, and Fortaleza.

Further information on Yellow Fever treatment and prevention can be found at the Centers for Disease Control's website at: http://www.cdc.gov/. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad consult the World Health Organization's (WHO) web site at http://www.who.int/en. Further health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith.

In case of an emergency, please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy in Brasilia at Avenida das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 3, telephone 61-3312-7000, after-hours telephone 61-3312-7400.

For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov/ where <http://travel.state.gov/> the current Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, Travel Warnings and Public Announcements can be found. American citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the State Department's travel registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov <https://travelregistration.state.gov/>

 
 
 
 
       
  FRIENDS OF THE CASA MESSAGEBOARD  
 

The Friends of the Casa Messageboard has been unavailable for an extremely long period of time but we finally have some good news - we are currently working on setting up a whole new messageboard and hope that it will be available for your use in the very near future. Thank you for your patience in the past.

 
 
 
 
     
 
 
Website 'News' section includes an archive of 2002 to 2007 news as well as all newsletters circulated to date.
   

The Friends of the Casa website was launched in September 2002. From the end of January '07 to date there were 107,430 visitors on the website. In total 4,808 people have joined the Friends and approximately 1,400 have completed the questionnaire.

   
 
 
 
 
     
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