Israel Study Tour with Todd Schenck

May 11-22, 2015

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Eternal life with him

posted on Friday May 22 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

We began our morning by going to the Mt. Of Olives. Mr. Schenk showed us his ideal classroom setting looking out on the city of Jerusalem. We were in the book of Zachariah as we looked at the focus on the feast of Sukkoth, which is one of the Jewish feast days. We can also see that Zachariah is like...

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From his death to his birth

posted on Thursday May 21 2015 at 12:48 am UTC

The wake up call came at 6 o'clock like usual so we began the day at 7 at the Temple Mount. After waiting in line for awhile we moved to the Gentile Court and then proceeded to look at the Dome of the Rock. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go into the mosque. [topic name='western-wall'] After...

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This is our purpose on earth

posted on Tuesday May 19 2015 at 11:52 pm UTC

This morning we left the Sea of Galilee, leaving after a short reading of the scriptures from Mr. Schenck. We were all sort of sad to leave, because Galilee is a beautiful place, and seeing the sun set over the sea was one of the most stunning scenes I have ever seen. So then we headed out on the...

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In the world but not of the world

posted on Tuesday May 19 2015 at 12:49 am UTC

Hello friends and family! Just like the past 6 days, today was jam packed with hiking, bus rides, sermons, and sunburn. We started the day on a walk through the ancient city of Scytopolis. This city was breathtaking. Including 20 foot tall pillars, beautiful mosaic floors, bath houses, saunas, toilets...

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Covenant Faithfulness

posted on Monday May 18 2015 at 12:20 am UTC

Today we visited Gamla first and learned about part of the war between zealots and Romans. We also learned about the concept of "chanaf" the Hebrew word for wing. That God carries His people on the wings of eagles. After Gamla we went to a reconstructed first century Israeli town and learned a bit about...

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A Day Packed Full of Teaching

posted on Saturday May 16 2015 at 10:32 pm UTC

After a 6am wake up call we headed around the Sea of Galilee to mount Arbel where we took a long strenuous hike up. We got to a portion on the hike where we had to go hand over hand, foot over foot rock climbing. But thankfully there were steel handles and footholds that were put into the rock to make...

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Conquering the height

posted on Saturday May 16 2015 at 5:30 am UTC

We started the day at Masada (Hebrew for fortress) after a delicious breakfast and an extra half hour of sleep. From a distance I could tell that it was going to be a hard hike, but I knew that it would be worth it. With backpacks full of water and a heart full of determination we started up the snake...

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No end in sight

posted on Friday May 15 2015 at 12:56 am UTC

Today we started with another 6am wake up call which came upon us very quickly. Breakfast was very delicious once again. After eating Mr.Schenck made the announcement, "load the bus!" and we were off on another adventurous day. Our bus driver Mayer drove us around two hours to our first destination....

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A Great Beginning

posted on Wednesday May 13 2015 at 6:05 pm UTC

WOW! What an awesome day! After roughly 18 hours of travel (without any mishaps, by the way), we hit the ground at 6 AM the next morning (eerily similar to a school morning 😊). With a buffet-style breakfast of cheese ravioli and pizza rolls, we headed off to a replica site, getting a great set...

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We've Arrived

posted on Wednesday May 13 2015 at 12:50 am UTC

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A Long Flight Ahead

posted on Saturday May 09 2015 at 12:56 am UTC

We have a long stretch of travel ahead of us on Monday, May 11! If you want to follow along with our flights, check out the links below. We're looking forward to sharing our journey with you! Chicago to Istanbul ...

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Preparing for our study tour

posted on Thursday Apr 02 2015 at 10:12 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground, 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, to not only bring...

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