Israel Study Tour - Scott Heare

Jun 17 - Jul 1, 2014

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Wednesday Jul 02 2014 at 12:05 am UTC

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 up video that serves as a nice summary of the trip and a reminder of all that we did. Leave us a comment below or head over and...

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Lasts and Firsts

posted on Tuesday Jul 01 2014 at 12:37 am UTC

Today was a day of lasts… It was the last time we woke up bright and early to start a day of adventuring, not touring, adventuring.  It was the last time we all piled in the bus and called for a family check to make sure we were all present.  It was the last time we would follow Scott and listen...

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The Temple Mount

posted on Sunday Jun 29 2014 at 11:10 pm UTC

Shalom y’all! Kaitlyn here. It’s been another busy day here in Israel. Our first full day in Jerusalem began at the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is under Palestinian control, so getting there ended up being a longer process than we expected. We had to pass through a security check point, and after...

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Mountain, sea, and city

posted on Sunday Jun 29 2014 at 12:48 am UTC

Today we said goodbye to the Galilee and turned our face to Jerusalem, which is where I find myself writing this now, but I will get to that. We left our lovely Galilee Kibbutz around seven thirty this morning and our day was started.  Many of us thought we were headed straight to Jerusalem but Rabi...

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Memory not just history

posted on Saturday Jun 28 2014 at 12:53 am UTC

As we continue our journey, moving out of the desert into the “city” life, we are coming closer and closer as a community. And what better way to represent a strong community than to cheer and support each other in our Mikveh at the Jordan River. That is where our day started. Mikveh, as y’all...

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Passion, strength and faithfulness

posted on Friday Jun 27 2014 at 1:02 am UTC

We have just completed day #8 in Israel. It has been an amazing day, while at the same time having to face some very tough issues. Below are some highlights from our day: Our first stop of the day was Gamla. Where Rabbi Scott opened our eyes to how the way of thinking of the zealots who lived there....

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Kingdom Living

posted on Thursday Jun 26 2014 at 12:57 am UTC

Shalom from Jim and Janet Reever,. We are on day seven of our GTI adventure with Scott Heare.  We hiked and climbed the Orthodox Triangle on the north end of the Sea of Galilee.  The themes for today were Insula, Marriage and Jesus seeking Talmud. Our first stop was Mt. Arbel.  After a quick...

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A day we will never forget

posted on Wednesday Jun 25 2014 at 1:09 am UTC

Today was a special day.  In fact, for some of our group this was one of the most special, precious, days of their lives, and for the rest of us it is a day we will never forget. Today we went to Nazareth.  We walked around in the orchards surrounding the city, learned about tektons (stone masons)...

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A Conscious Effort

posted on Tuesday Jun 24 2014 at 1:03 am UTC

Hiii from your friends and family in Israel! We have just completed day five and it was wonderful as always. Today was more of a transitional day, which means we started our day at the Dead Sea in the desert and ended up at our new destination, the Sea of Galilee. Although a majority of our day was...

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Qumran and Ein Gedi

posted on Monday Jun 23 2014 at 12:37 am UTC

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen – Brothers and Sisters – Family and Friends, Carl and Vickie from San Antonio here. This was another great day in Israel. First and foremost, I think the group is coming together very well as the Hebrews did coming through the desert where we have been. We are...

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The Good and Beautiful

posted on Saturday Jun 21 2014 at 10:52 pm UTC

Greetings city dwelling individuals! It is I Samuel Louis Hilgendorf on my 18th Birthday sending salutations from deep in the dessert of Israel. Do not ask how I have invented such technology to communicate with you because that is a very interesting but long story. Well, I suppose you all are not reading...

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Worse than death

posted on Saturday Jun 21 2014 at 12:43 am UTC

…. After a good night’s rest, the wakeup call comes. A call to accept the challenges that today will bring. A call to put yourself back in that place long ago when our identity was being formed, developed, crafted. Rolling out on the bus from our hotel at the Dead Sea, we don’t have to go far....

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posted on Friday Jun 20 2014 at 2:15 am UTC

The first day was a full day on many levels. We adventured to 6 sites today including Gezer, Beth Shemesh, and the Valley of Elah where the shepherd boy David powerfully defeated the giant Goliath. It was very powerful to me to stand above the valley in a recently discovered “city with 2 gates”...

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We Made It!

posted on Thursday Jun 19 2014 at 12:59 am UTC

We made it to Israel!! It was a very long and intense day and a half of traveling but we have arrived tired yet very excited. The theme of our travels has to be the layovers with a seven hour layover in New York followed by a five hour layover in Istanbul. These were a blessing in disguise because they...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Jun 06 2014 at 6:50 pm UTC

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 of sharing our travel experiences through this...

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