June 22, 2017
Greetings! Today we completed our tour of the Sea of Galilee with a visit to a small town called Kursi and then spent the majority of the time in the Golan Heights.
The first site visited was Kursi, a Gentile town on the eastern part of the Sea of Galilee in the area known as the Gerasenes. The town was in earshot of the Roman cities of the Decapolis. Andrew Gilmore taught on Mark 5 where the demon possessed man was delivered. This town was in the area where Jesus would have visited and ministered.
June 21, 2017
Today we ventured out onto the waters of the Sea of Galilee, with a boat ride from our hotel on the eastern shore, to a kibbutz called Nof Ginosar on the western shore. We shared our testimonies with one another, prayed for each other, heard a lesson on renewal and following Jesus, and danced!
At Nof Ginosar we saw the famous first century boat, and learned about boating and fishing in the time of Jesus and the disciples. What an incredible image to help us better picture first century boats in the stories in the Gospels!
June 20, 2017
Thank you for your continued prayers! We made it safely to Israel! YEAH!
Today was a packed day filled will teaching as we walked the land and saw some amazing sights. Ronen is our local tour guide and is a wealth of information. He is very likeable, throwing in humor throughout the day.
June 19, 2017
We made it to Israel, all 45 of us from all over the U.S. Some of us met in L.A., some in Istanbul, some in Tel Aviv, and all tomorrow morning at breakfast before we’re off on a great adventure here in Israel! Thanks for praying and following. Check back tomorrow for a summary of our day and photos!