Trip Wrap Up

July 5, 2014

Now that we’ve returned from our study tour you’ll hopefully be able to talk to one of us in person about what we saw, heard, learned, and experienced! Below is a wrap…

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“The Final Ascent”

July 3, 2014

Today was a day of bitter-sweet lasts for our group. The last land-line we will probably hear ring for a while (our 6:30am wake-up call); last hard-boiled egg from the breakfast buffet; last fill-up of our 2-liter water bladders; and our last hours in the rich beauty of Jerusalem.

It is amazing to wake up to a city so rich in religion, history, and culture. We began our final hours together with a walk through the Armenian Quarter and out the Zion Gate to the Mount of Olives, where we spent most of the morning reflecting on the final days leading up to Jesus’ death.

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Maranatha!

July 2, 2014

”Come, Lord Jesus!” The story of today for our group was not in what was planned, but what was unplanned. We were emphatically reminded of Psalm 122, one of the…

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Fit into a day

July 1, 2014

Often I have things that I need to relearn. Here I realized again that you cannot judge an individual by what you see just like we don’t judge a book by its cover. I’ve found that there is incredible depth beneath the surface of laughter, and there is laughter ready to bubble out of those who have such depth. We are so varied but it’s beautiful to see how God brings us together. We are now family.

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Up to the Heights of Golan!

June 30, 2014

This morning was breakfast as usual at 7am, which was an awesome spread with a lot of humus! Yum! After hearing our rabbi story of the day from Libby and…

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A view from the top

June 29, 2014

Our Shabat began on the Sea of Galilee aboard a wooden boat named “Hippos”.  We set off onto a placid sea, at which time Susie shared a story of God’s…

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Little did Herod know

June 28, 2014

From the desert to luxury. During the first four days, our team was learning by foot the testing and humbling of the people of Israel. But today took a turn…

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Mayim Chaim

June 27, 2014

Our fourth day of the Israel In-Depth Tour (a.k.a. Believers’ Boot Camp) began with a hike through Wadi David in the Ein Gedi. David came here to the Judea Mountains from the cave at Adullaml to hide from Saul. This is shepherd country – David knew it well. He was familiar with where every path, every crevice, every cave and every spring of water was located. We hiked to the base of two waterfalls and it was the perfect place for our teaching on Living Water (Mayim Chaim). It is said that this water has been making its way from Jerusalem through the land, the rocks and the desert for over 1000 years. Perhaps as long as 2000 years. How amazing that God prepared this water so many years ago for us to enjoy on this very hot day.

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Timnah

June 26, 2014

This morning, like every morning, we started the day off as a group with devotions. Libby lead devotions and, in short, we were reminded that it is more important to…

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Masada

June 25, 2014

A great castle built by a mad King.  King Herod the great, the same king who murdered all the male children from birth to age 2, hoping to kill the…

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Chazaq – Grow Firm

June 24, 2014

Day 2 in Israel was sunny and BREEZY…which we are told is VERY RARE for June…and of course, our group was thankful for the breeze…that’s for sure! We started out…

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Travel / Gezer

June 23, 2014

Finally. Months of preparation, prayer, and perspective have come to fruition. Our entire group has arrived but not all the luggage so please pray for that detail for many of…

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Preparing for Israel

June 21, 2014

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we’re on the ground in Israel, we’ll post updates, photos, and more about once a day. Check back…

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