This writer has been invited to speak at the "America's Promise Annual Bible Summer Conference" in Sandpoint, Idaho, which will be held Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28. The town of Sandpoint is located in northern Idaho, on the shore of one of most beautiful bodies of water in North America, Lake Pend Oreille (www.sandpointonline.com/rec/lakeguide/index.html).
I will give two talks at the America's Promise conference. The first will be "Early Protestant Resistance to Usury: Setting the Record Straight." The next day I will give an address based on new research, "Counterfeit Israel: How Ancient Paganism Mixed with Rabbinic Judaism." We will also have a book and literature table offering our latest publications, including Testing the Talmud, a book which will be published in June by Independent History and Research. (I have written the introduction to this book, which was authored by a university professor of ancient Hebrew).
The conference in Sandpoint is hosted by Pastor and Mrs. Dave Barley, both of whom will be speaking, along with: Richard Kirsch, Thomas Rolland, Doug Evers and Ernestine Young. I have been informed that Charles Jennings may travel from South Africa to speak, though his appearance is not, at this point, certain.
The America's Promise Annual Bible Summer Conference will be held on the grounds of the America's Promise Church on the outskirts of Sandpoint. Admission to the conference is by donation (please be generous). Lunch will be served on the grounds of the church, also on a donation basis.
Sandpoint is a summer destination for many travelers. Hotel and motel information is provided below. If you believe you will attend, then to avoid disappointment book your lodging and transportation as soon as you are able. The conference site is located near railroad tracks and for those who don't mind the noise from occasional passing freight trains, the organizers permit camping in tents, as well as RV campers parked on the grounds (space permitting).
Dave Barley and this writer have over the years disagreed on points of faith. In spite of these disagreements I respect Dave and his wife and family for their consistent defiance of the forces of the New World Order. The Barleys have been heavily pressured and defamed by the media, and self-appointed (and misnamed) "human rights" lobbyists. In more than 20 years of speaking candidly about Judaism, Zionism and on the question of which nation(s) of people actually comprise "Israel," Pastor Barley has never compromised in the face of numerous assaults, including vandalism of his church and threats on his life. America's Promise has in the past hosted and recorded my earliest lectures on Judaism which eventually formed the basis of the first (2000) edition of my book, Judaism's Strange Gods.
I am most grateful to America’s Promise for this opportunity to share my research on Judaism as well as on the subject of usury, with an audience of truthseekers, and to meet with friends both old and new.
If you are considering attending, contact the conference organizers:
3000 Great Northern Road, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
(208) 265-5405. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSPORTATION TO SANDPOINT:
An Amtrak train station is located in Sandpoint: www.amtrak.com
The nearest major airport is in Spokane, Washington. From Spokane International Airport drive to I-90 east and travel approximately 35 miles to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In Coeur d'Alene take I-95 north appoximately 50 miles to Sandpoint.
SANDPOINT AREA LODGING
The first four motels listed below are most convenient for those who wish to be within walking distance of the town of Sandpoint's public beach, boat cruise (www.lakependoreillecruises.com/), marina, restaurants, shops etc. The America's Promise conference is located approximately three miles from downtown Sandpoint.
Quality Inn, 807 N 5th Ave. (208) 263-2111
Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, full-service restaurant and lounge. Kids stay and eat free. 62 suites and rooms. http://sandpointhotels.com/quality/
La Quinta Inn, 415 Cedar St. (208) 263-9581
Onsite dining at Connie's Restaurant; 70 suites and guest rooms, pool, meeting room. Free continental breakfast. Children stay free. http://470.lq.com/
Best Western Edgewater Hotel, 56 Bridge St. (208) 263-3194. This is the most expensive of the four downtown motels and the only one downtown that is located on the lakeshore. Indoor pool, spa, sauna, exercise room and continental breakfast. Inside and outdoor deck dining at their renowned "Trinity at City Beach" restaurant. RV park. http://sandpointhotels.com/edgewater/
K2 Inn. Wi-Fi, Cable TV and continental breakfast. Rooms with kitchenettes.
501 N. Fourth Avenue (208) 263-3441.
The following motels are located closest to the conference site itself (in order of proximity):
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 477326 Highway 95 (208) 255-4500
Indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center. Located adjacent to Sweet Lou's Restaurant. http://www.hiexpress.com/sandpointnorth
Howard Johnson's, Ponderay Idaho, 477255 Highway 95, (208) 263-5383
Business center, complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary continental, laundry facilities, spa tub, and secure parking. www.hojo.com
The GuestHouse Lodge, 476841 Highway 95, (208) 263-2210
Spa tub, complimentary wireless Internet access, a computer station. 60 rooms. www.guesthouseintl.com/hotels/sandpoint
Days Inn, 363 Bonner Mall Way, (208) 263-1222
Located off Route 95, the hotel has free parking, with large-vehicle spaces, free continental breakfast and hot tub and sauna. Each room features free Wi-Fi Internet access and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. www.daysinn.com
Country Inn, 470700 Highway 95 (south of Sandpoint) (208) 263-3333
Wi-Fi, small microwaves/fridges in every room, cable TV and free coffee. Onsite picnic area plus RV park with 10 spaces. http://www.countryinnsandpoint.com/
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint: www.schweitzer.com
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Priest Lake
Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Orielle
Glacier National Park
(http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm) [Amtrak travels between Sandpoint and Glacier Park]
Silverwood Amusement Park and RV campground, Athol, Idaho (www.silverwoodthemepark.com).
SANDPOINT AREA RESTAURANTS- (in addition to several casual diners and fast food places)
Ivano's Ristorante & Cafe (Italian)
102 S 1st Ave # 101 Sandpoint
(208) 263-0211 (Reservations recommended)
Trinity at City Beach (Seafood and Gourmet)
58 Bridge St. Sandpoint
(208) 255-7558 (Reservations recommended)
Di Luna's (Contemporary)
207 Cedar St
(208) 263-0846 (Reservations recommended)
Spud's Waterfront Grill (American)
102 N. First Ave & Pine St.
MickDuff's Brewing Company (local pub)
312 N 1st Ave. Sandpoint
Winter Ridge Natural Foods Market
703 Lake Street, Sandpoint
DISCLAIMER: none of the businesses, resturants and hotels/motels listed above are affiliated or connected in any way with the America's Promise Conference or Michael Hoffman. They are listed here for tourist information purposes only.
See you July 26 through the 28th in Sandpoint!