7 Day Book of Mormon Evidence Tour

 

June 7th -14th, 2015

 Sept 6th - 12th, 2015

$1000 per person double occupancy

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Tour Includes:

6 night hotel accommodations, deluxe motor-coach transportation, museum entry fees, two expert guides, 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners.

ITINERARY

 

Day 1 –  ARRIVE - COLUMBUS AIRPORT, OHIO

 

 

Day 2 –  HOPEWELL MOUNDS

Our first stop will be to see the amazing artifacts on display at the Columbus Museum of Natural History, from Columbus we travel south to the the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio.This museum houses the famous “Holy Stones”, found in a Hopewell mound near Newark, Ohio.  These stones, inscribed with ancient Hebrew writings, demonstrate a North American connection to the Old World.  As we continue toward Newark, you’ll discover that this area is filled with the most extensive and monumental earthworks in the world, including the Great Circle and Great Octagon, built by the Hopewell Civilization.  They date between 150 AD and 250 AD, during the peaceful time following Christ’s visit.  Scientists have recently discovered embedded astronomical alignments proving this was a highly advanced civilization.  You’ll have a chance to ascend the 30 foot embankments and walk the ‘place of entrance’ of the Great Circle.  You’ll learn more as we discuss the ancient Hopewell Mound Builder civilization that inhabited this area during Book of Mormon times. We’ll spend the night near Newark, Ohio. (B)

 

 

 

Day 3 – Friday   HOPEWELL MUSEUM – MOUND CITY – SEIP MOUND – FORT HILLSerpent Mound

After breakfast, our first stop will be the Hopewell Museum at Mound City in Chillicothe, Ohio.  This restored Hopewell site features displays of artifacts of copper, silver, and stone that may have been made by Book of Mormon people.  We continue through the Ohio River Valley, visiting ancient archaeological sites including Seip Mound, and Fort Hill, a Hopewell hilltop fortress with its ancient stones walls still visible.  We'll stop at an Amish Bakery to get lunch and other goodies for a picnic at Fort Hill. We’ll see the world famous Serpent Mound with its mysterious coils forming astronomical alignments.  We’ll overnight near Cincinnati, Ohio.  

(B) (L)

 

Day 4 -  FORT ANCIENT - MIAMISBURG ADENA CULTURE MOUND Today we journey to Fort Ancient, another hilltop fortress with miles of embankments and trenches before exploring the Miamisburg Adena Culture Mound. Then we'll have some quality discussion time about this ancient civilization that has over 25 correlations to the Book of Mormon, as we continue on toward Springfield, Illinois, where we will spend the night. (B)

Day 5 - ZELPH'S MOUND - ZARAHEMLA - DICKSON MOUNDS After breakfast you'll continue your journey, "roving over the plains of the Nephites" as the Prophet Joseph wrote to his sweetheart Emma while on Zion's Camp march in 1835. Our first stop, Zelph's Mound, is perched high upon a bluff above the Illinois River. A short climb takes you to the site where Joseph Smith had a vision of a righteous Lamanite warrior named Zelph, who was buried in this mound after dying in the final struggle between the Nephites and Lamanites. From there you will travel to the Dickson Mounds Museum to see the impressive collection of Hopewell artifacts and displays. Then you'll enjoy the afternoon in Nauvoo, majestic Temple, high on a bluff, symbolically facing the west. Across the Mississippi River you will have a wonderful view of Montrose, near the place the Prophet Joseph said was the site of Zarahemla, as indicated by the Lord in D&C 125:3. (B)

Day 6CAHOKIA - STONE FORT Today we'll discover the largest city in North America before European settlement, Cahokia, just outside of St. Louis. The museum is world class but the magnitude of Monks Mound, the largest earthen temple mound structure in North America is awe inspiring.  From there we'll ride to Stone Fort, an ancient fortified hilltop with stone walls perched atop a bluff. We will be staying the night in Poplar Bluffs near Stone Fort. (B)

Day 7- BIG SPRINGS Today we'll drive to see one of the wonders of North America, Big Springs, the proposed "Waters of Mormon" based on location, distance and description. Then drive back to St. Louis airport to catch your flight home. (B)

 

Rod Meldrumserved as senior scientific researcher for 7 years on a natural sciences book to be published in the near future.Brother Meldrum is a third generation member of the church, served a mission in Milan, Italy and has served faithfully in many church leadership callings, most recently Young Men’s President of his Provo, Utah ward.He began his study of issues surrounding the controversy over DNA and the Book of Mormon in 2003 which lead to questioning the origins of proposed geographical settings of the Book of Mormon. In addition he completed intensive study of the Book of Mormon itself and the historical background and documents associated with this subject. In 2007 he began sharing his research in free presentations done at his own expense in the Intermountain Region of the United States.Interest in the research reached a point that it was no longer possible to accommodate all those who wanted to learn more and it was suggested that the presentation be recorded, which resulted in creation of a DVD titled “DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography.  Brother Meldrum has since given presentations across the United States and has spoken to many thousands of faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on his findings in support of the truthfulness of Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The comprehensive 4 hour DVD has now reached tens of thousands of viewers across the globe who have overwhelmingly expressed gratitude and excitement about the information, many stating that it “just makes sense” intellectually as well as spiritually.

 

WAYNE MAY

 

Wayne N. May was born and raised in Wisconsin.  He is a 36 year convert to the LDS Church and has served in four Branch Presidencies, three Elder Quorum Presidencies, Seminary Instructor, Gospel Doctrine Instructor, Veil worker at the St. Paul Minnesota Temple, and currently is serving as Gospel Doctrine Teacher of the Menomonie Wisconsin Branch, Oakdale, Minnesota Stake. His wife Kristine is active with Wayne in the archaeological discoveries of the Midwest. Together they publish the quarterly magazine Ancient American which has been in continuous print for sixteen years and covers the pre-Columbian Americas. Wayne and Kristine are the parents of seven children, and grandparents to sixteen.

Wayne is author of four books on the subject of Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America. They are entitled; This Land: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation; This Land: Only One Cumorah; This Land: They Came from the EAST: and book four is This Land: America 2,000 B.C. to 500 A.D. Wayne gives firesides to members and non-members alike, wherever he is invited to present. He has been presenting information on the topic of North America’s archaeological data since 1994 which demonstrates how it applies to the Book of Mormon timeline.

  
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