Israel Study Tour - Friends of Hume

May 18-28, 2014

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A moving and memorable experience

posted on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 12:55 am UTC

Click here to follow the progress of the return flight! Early this morning we had hot chocolate cake. We have not only enjoyed dessert for breakfast each day, but we were also moved as we prayed at the Western Wall, made our way up the Via Dolorosa and were reminded of the hope we have because...

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posted on Monday May 26 2014 at 10:58 pm UTC

We started on the Mount of Olives. We sat to listen, but surrounded by the chaos of the Pope’s arrival with sirens and helicopter circling overhead, noisy foreign tourists and Muslims offering us free Qurans, we attempted to hear, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon...

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The Trade Route of the World

posted on Sunday May 25 2014 at 11:31 pm UTC

Today started with the biggest surprise of the trip, Beth She’an.  Not the Jewish town where King Saul and Jonathan died in the battle with the Philistines, rather the Greek city that existed at the time of Christ. It has the largest theater found in the Mediterranean, we got to see and “experience”...

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Feel the Wind

posted on Saturday May 24 2014 at 11:41 pm UTC

Hey everyone! Today was yet another day filled to the brim with more adventures in Israel! We started off the day by going to Chorazin which held the ruins of an old village from the time of Jesus. We read lots of scripture and expanded on our understanding of Jewish culture. The village we...

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A Busy Day!

posted on Saturday May 24 2014 at 12:59 am UTC

Shalom friends and family who are following our journey. Today we started the morning with a visit to the ancient city of Katzrin, which has been reconstructed to show what a Galilean village would have looked like in the time of Jesus. Rich talked about the story in Mark 2 where a group of men took...

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Living Water

posted on Friday May 23 2014 at 12:41 am UTC

Our first adventure for today was a trip to Masada, a fortress set high on a mountain and built by Herod the Great.  Fortunately for us, we rode a cable car to the top in 6 minutes, instead of the 45+ minutes it would have taken us to hike up the zigzag trail in the heat.  As we were surrounded...

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Wilderness, Camels and Mud…Living Water, Dead Sea and Trust.

posted on Thursday May 22 2014 at 12:41 am UTC

As we drove to our location, we saw that “desert” can mean very different things. It’s best to know what kind of desert you’re talking about before agreeing to go there. As we began our time in the Wilderness of Zin, we learned about flint rock and how the Israelites used it to make fire and...

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Adventures of Day 1

posted on Wednesday May 21 2014 at 12:53 am UTC

Hey y’all! The first day of adventures couldn’t have started off any better. We started off at Beth Shemesh where we learned about our Bible friend Samson and how he actually was breaking his commitment to being a Nazarite for his entire life. It was so cool to see that despite our failures, God...

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We Have Arrived

posted on Tuesday May 20 2014 at 12:58 am UTC

Wow what a long flight but we have arrived.  The truth is that once you board an Israeli airliner your trip to the Holy Land really begins.   We met some interesting people and were plunged directly into Hebrew culture right from LAX.  Once we arrived in Israel we were all tired but anxious to...

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

posted on Sunday May 18 2014 at 8:20 pm UTC

    The time has finally come at last. Today we all met at 9:30 am at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX to begin the check in process with El AL (Israeli) Airlines for our trip to Israel. Everyone is really excited and we can’t wait to begin our study tour through the...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Apr 11 2014 at 9:54 pm UTC

[bs_row class="row"][bs_col class="col-sm-6"] 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 often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. Half the purpose...

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