Israel Study Tour - The Church At Rocky Peak (Sep)

Sep 8-19, 2014

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A Land of Contrast

posted on Sunday Sep 21 2014 at 2:54 am UTC

Day 10 Video Day 11 Video I could tell you a million things about our last day in Israel, like all the sites we went to and the wealth of information that our tour guide gave us. But I would rather leave you with this overall impression: Israel is a land of contrast. Beautiful stone buildings...

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A very clear picture

posted on Wednesday Sep 17 2014 at 5:44 pm UTC

Today was our first full day in Jerusalem! It'll be hard to describe it in words not only because we did so much, but because it was so intense. (Side note: This whole trip is hard to describe in words! Pictures help but there is sooo much that we've felt and experienced here as a community and as...

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Nothing gets in the way

posted on Tuesday Sep 16 2014 at 10:00 pm UTC

Today we left the Galilee and made our way toward Jerusalem. Our first stop was Mount Precipice overlooking Nazareth where the angel told Mary she was going to have a son. The place where it is said to have happened is called the Church of Annunciation. Pastor Mike then talked about our word of the...

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Susan Taught Me The Swim

posted on Monday Sep 15 2014 at 9:48 pm UTC

To get the full impact of this story, you need to know that I am a middle-aged, Awkward, Heavy Geek. You would bet money I could not enjoy a trip that included hiking. I would have joined you in that bet myself. so why I am growing and loving this trip to Gods country so much? The genuine Christian...

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Nothing quite like this

posted on Sunday Sep 14 2014 at 10:46 pm UTC

There is nothing quite like starting your day like this: I am standing eighteen inches away from the water at the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Sun is on my back, warm but not heavy, painting rosy strokes on the clouds above and putting a soft glistening touch on the rolling hills across the...

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Blessed is...

posted on Saturday Sep 13 2014 at 9:52 pm UTC

Blessed is the early bird riser who starts her day with worship on the shores of Galilee... For she will "catch" my voice and follow me throughout this day. Blessed is the princess hiker who trains to climb Mt. Arbel... For she will find a crusader castle and know I am her Strong Tower King. Blessed...

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Mountains, Caves, and Waterfalls

posted on Saturday Sep 13 2014 at 5:26 am UTC

We started at the lowest point on earth with a teaching at the beach of the Dead Sea. We were reminded by Mike that like the Dead Sea we can't just have the spirit flowing into our live, it also has to flow out of our lives to others. [topic name='dead-sea'] We then strained our bodies to reach...

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A New Low

posted on Thursday Sep 11 2014 at 10:08 pm UTC

Hello from the LOWEST place on the face of this Earth! The Dead Sea. This is Brad here and I thought I’d give you an update of what we were up to today. Needless to say, there were still a few of us making some adjustments to our circadian rhythm (i.e., jet lag), but we started off with a terrific...

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The Shephelah

posted on Wednesday Sep 10 2014 at 10:28 pm UTC

Hello everyone, It’s Tim again. Starting tomorrow a different team member will be writing the blog entry for each day. Brad was supposed to write today but he’s fast asleep. The trip has been awesome so far but has also been equally exhausting. So I’ll let him rest and update you on our activities. Today...

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Finally Made It

posted on Tuesday Sep 09 2014 at 9:54 pm UTC

Hey everybody, Its Tim! We've finally made it to our hotel for the night. 20+ hours ago we set out from our homes and met at LAX. After 2 planes and a bus rides, 2 airline meals and lots and lots of sitting we are now getting ready to go to sleep. Even as the exhaustion starts to take over we're...

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A long flight ahead

posted on Tuesday Sep 09 2014 at 12:19 am UTC

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Jun 12 2014 at 8:31 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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