We are a nonprofit organization focused on introducing the public to individuals who have had life changing spiritual experiences. Folks return from these experiences with no fear of death, more love of others, and changed priorities. Many times they embrace spiritual or charity work. They believe they have the unction to share their experiences with others. These talks give hope, comfort and direction to the listener. Although each experience is different, there are commonalities; floating above the body, going through a tunnel, meeting loved ones who have passed on, feeling totally loved, and being greeted and embraced by a Being of Light and Wisdom. This realm is felt as being much more real than the earthly realm. It feels like "home." Although by far most experiences are positive, hellish experiences have been reported. Even so, people report being rescued by the Being of Light.
We usually meet the last Saturday of the month at the James City Co. Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg, Va. All are invited to attend. A donation of $10.00 is encouraged, but not required. Donations are used for speaker honoraria, rental fees for meeting rooms, website expenses, etc. During our meetings we listen to the speakers, give feedback and/or share our personal experiences if we wish, and can ask questions. Occasionally the library is not available, but if not, the location will be included in the speaker information located further down this page. If you have had a Near Death Experience and would like to share or if you have any questions, please call 757-345-2460 and leave a message for Hope Dillard. I am a counselor so I may be in session. I will call you back.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
The Rev. Dick Dinges of the Virginia Beach Friends of IANDS Board will be our next speaker. He had a spiritually-transformative experience in 1960 that propelled him into the ministry, and he served in pastoral roles in the United Church of Christ for 26 years. During that time he learned about and studied near-death experience, and went through an intense period of discernment. He arrived at the conclusion that the widespread public exposure of near-death experience is an update from God to clarify many truths, among which are that God is Love and we are all God's children.
Dick introduced the topic of near-death experience in churches he served, and continues to spread the news wherever he goes. He currently serves as a chaplain with Heartland Hospice, and is often blessed with the opportunity to share about life beyond with persons who are dying. Dick has written an article that summarizes near-death experience, and he invites interested persons to read the article prior to the meeting. It's entitled "Near-Death Experience and What We Can Learn from It," and it's found at http://www.vbiands.com/research.htm Dick can be contacted at RichardADinges@aol.com
and (757) 575-2759.
A donation of $10.00 is appreciated, but not required for admission.