Travel and Coronavirus
Dear Friends! 7/4/2020
Well it's definitely been a crazy 4 months since we last heard that Bethel Tours were closed through May 1. As many of you have heard Bethel has officially closed the Tours through Aug 31 2020. However, after watching the Governing Body Update #4 we can see that Bethel will not be opening anytime soon for public Tours. We have decided at this time to cancel all future reservations with Bethel Tours 4 U. We will keep our instagram account open @betheltours4u to give updates and to keep in contact with our friends. We were only open for 3 months however, it was the best 3 months we have had in a long time. We had the privilege of sharing and taking 61 brothers and sisters to visit Bethel in those 3 months. Many had never been to Bethel before. The friends came from all over the United States, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, and England. We have truly been blessed with so many new friends. If the opportunity opens itself down the road we hope to meet so many more brothers and sisters from all over the world whether it be in this system of things or in the New World just around the corner!
Love, Brett and Heather
Hello Friends! 3/12/2020
It is with sad hearts that we have to pass on this information we received from Bethel via email. As we
all know the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread. The Faithful and Discreet Slave has made the decision that all tours at Patterson, Wallkill, and Warwick have been canceled through
May 1, 2020.
We understand that this cancellation will affect your tour plans however, this is being done out of concern for the health of our brothers and sisters.
We have reached out to our guests who have reserved tour packages through May 1 2020.
We appreciate everyone's patience through this time period while the Coronavirus runs its course.
With that in mind we are hoping our guests would still like to visit Bethel in the near future with us. We will be here ready to provide tour packages as soon as Bethel reopens or dramatic events have taken place and we no longer can provide tour packages.
We are offering our guests who have reservations through May 1st to reschedule to a date after May 1st and then we will address your tour as we get notifications from Bethel. If for some reason you can not reschedule please let us know and we will figure out a way to reimburse you. We have been putting the funds from the reservations in to the home for our guests to be comfortable.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
Your brother and sister,
Brett and Heather Goebel
Bethel Tours 4 U
Hello Dear Friends, 3/7/2020
First we would like to say, thank you so much for your kind support and love you have shown us and continue to show to our brotherhood in these last days. What is going on in the world truly strengthens our conviction that soon this old system of things will be done away with. Until then we need to stay healthy, strong and determined to follow the Faithful and Discreet Slave in their directions.
Bethel has sent out emails confirming that all New York Bethels are closed to the public through March 31, 2020. We have reached out to all of our March guests and have either rescheduled or canceled their reservations. Please do not panic if you have an upcoming visit.
We will continue to keep in contact with our upcoming guests. We will take our reservations day by day and if Bethel extends the closure to the public and your reservation is included in that time period we will contact you and discuss what you would like to do.
We feel Jehovah shared this privilege of helping our brothers and sisters see Bethel when perhaps their circumstances wouldn't allow them to go on their own. We still feel Jehovah is helping us and we will continue to plan on taking reservations until Bethel directs otherwise or until we feel Jehovah is no longer backing this arrangement.
We will keep you all up to date as the days go by. Please stick close to Jehovah's organization and the direction they give you.
Brett and Heather Goebel
Dear Friends, 3/2/2020
As you are likely aware, there have been outbreaks of an infectious disease (a coronavirus named “COVID-19”) in many parts of the world. We have had a few future guests express concern about traveling with a possible Coronavirus epidemic.
At this time Bethel has not cancelled future tours however, they have sent these reminders. We are providing the following direction regarding your visit to United States Bethel:
· If you have symptoms of illness such as a fever, shortness of breath, cough, or sneezing, please reschedule your tour. Please reach out to us and we will help you reschedule your trip.
· There have been significant outbreaks of COVID-19 reported in places such as China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. If you are traveling from or through (in the past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading, or have come in contact with anyone with COVID-19, please reschedule your visit. Please reach out to us and we will help you reschedule your trip.
· During your time at Bethel, please wash your hands regularly with soap and water. You should do so after using the bathroom, before and after meals, and so forth. Suggested for 30 seconds.
We are all very excited to meet each other. However, please refrain from hugs, kisses and hand shakes. Elbow bumps, elbow rubs and fist bumps are a great way to show our love and still show concern for each other. For further information, see the article Protect Yourself from Disease in the 2016 No. 6 issue of Awake!
If you are specifically concerned with your group, please feel free to contact us to make sure you are comfortable with your trip. If need be we can reschedule for a further date.
We have also found a secular source of prevention. Please see the attached link:
Thank you for noting these important reminders!
We all know we are so close to the end of this system of things. We will keep an update here on our home page for any important news either from Bethel or from a Secular source.
We are thrilled to share an opportunity for our brothers and sisters to boost their faith and confidence in Jehovah and his organization. We look forward to meeting you.
Your brother and sister,
Brett and Heather Goebel
Thank you so much for visiting Bethel Tours 4 U. We are excited to share Bethel and NY with you. All of our tour packages include tours to Warwick (World Headquarters), Patterson and Wallkill Bethels. There are other options you can add to your tour package. These options include 2 Bible Metropolitan Museum tours (Woman and her Offspring and Integrity), Walking City Tour and
Spiritual Activities with local friends and congregation.
We now offer International Itineraries for Isreal, Greece,
Germany, Belgium, London and Rome.
All of our NY tours include free transportation from the moment you arrive at
the airport to the moment you depart. We allow 10 individuals in our tour
groups each week. Each tour package includes accommodation in our own
home that we have set up for our guests. Our goal is to make your stay
comfortable physically and spiritually. What is not included in our tour
packages is food and souvenirs or any extra sightseeing where there is a fee.
Our International Itineraries are for our Adventurous friends who
would like to have some freedom on their trip but would also like to
travel and learn new things with guided tours. Food is not
included or souvenirs with these packages. Ask for details.
We also offer rooming accommodations for those who are traveling to NY and Bethel but who already have their own transportation and tour plans. Please look at our Book a room page for more details.