GTI Tours Family Trip

Nov 21-30, 2014

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From a Child's Perspective

posted on Saturday Nov 29 2014 at 10:43 pm UTC

We woke up today in Petra in Jordan. Petra is made up of sandstones. They carved their homes and tombs into the sandstone. In our morning devotion we learned that to change your position can make God bigger. Blessing God without compromising by changing your position (bending the knee). We got...

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The Country of Jordan

posted on Friday Nov 28 2014 at 10:52 pm UTC

We left Agamim Hotel in Eilat at 8:40 AM for our short bus ride to Jordan at which point we reluctantly said goodbye to Nadav and Yigal. We learned that Jordan is a very accommodating country to the Bedouins and refugees from the surrounding countries. We journeyed to Petra, stopped for lunch at the...

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Giving Thanks in Israel

posted on Thursday Nov 27 2014 at 10:30 pm UTC

Today we woke up to a picturesque view of the Dead Sea. We had a small group depart the Isrotel 3 hours early for a strenuous hike up and around Masada. When the rest of us departed the hotel the sky was cloudy but it didn't rain on our day. Once we arrived at Masada we had a choice if we wanted to get...

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posted on Thursday Nov 27 2014 at 1:22 am UTC

We met for breakfast on the second day at the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem. Incredible food from the local culture! After devotions en route to our first stop in the old city of Jerusalem, we viewed a short movie on the history of the City of David and Hezekiah's tunnel. Afterward, those of us up to the...

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How big are your corners?

posted on Wednesday Nov 26 2014 at 12:53 am UTC

We started out with devotions overlooking Jerusalem saying the Shema in Hebrew and English. We were challenged to live a Godly perspective as we looked at Hebrews 11, the faith chapter, how our heroes of the faith never saw the results of their faith. It was for future generations. We must also live...

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They chose to live this way

posted on Tuesday Nov 25 2014 at 12:38 am UTC

Our hearts were so blessed today as we had a Big Day which started as we climbed toward mt Arbel We started out with a wonderful stay at Ein Gev Kibbutz. Greeted and blessed by our friends there. We were touched and challenged by George as he taught us that Jesus' followers didn't have to live...

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Cut by the hand of God

posted on Sunday Nov 23 2014 at 9:52 pm UTC

Saturday evening's arrival into Tel Aviv was a greatly anticipated event (20) hours after our departure from Chicago. Situated along the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv is a sprawling modern metropolis: sleek contemporary hotels and high rise condos overshadow modest apartment buildings, cafes and family...

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A long day in the air

posted on Friday Nov 21 2014 at 4:38 pm UTC

We have a long day of travel ahead of us. Follow along with our flights using the links below! And check back or subscribe to receive photos and updates throughout our study tour! Chicago -> Istanbul Houston -> Istanbul Istanbul -> Tel Aviv ...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday Oct 29 2014 at 5:09 pm UTC

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Israel, we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family,...

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