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Israel Study Tour with The Bridge Bible Church

December 10-21, 2015

Led by Sam Meier
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Trip Blog Posts

Our Last Day

posted on Monday December 21 2015 at 7:43 pm UTC

As I write this, we are sitting on the plane flying home. As I look around the plans I see stories of lives that have been radically changed on this journey, friendships that have been forged, and hearts that are full from this experience. Earlier today we said good bye to our guides, Ronan and Sam...

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More than I could have ever imagined

posted on Saturday December 19 2015 at 6:56 pm UTC

“Jesus love me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…” How many times have you heard this song? Probably a million. But have you ever stopped to think , really think, about just how much Jesus loves you? We did that today. We started off our day at the Mount of Olives where Jesus and...

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Today we walked in Jerusalem

posted on Saturday December 19 2015 at 12:56 am UTC

Today we walked in Jerusalem. Before we left for this trip I wondered how I would respond to being in Israel. I am not an emotionally based woman. I don't cry easily or often. I just don't respond like most women I know. I am most trusting of truth. Reality. Facts. Substance. My prayer was that I would...

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The hustle and bustle

posted on Friday December 18 2015 at 12:37 am UTC

Abba, Thank you for this amazing journey! Not just today but this entire week. My heart, soul and spirit are so moved and overwhelmed with the depth of details that I am learning. Today we again started the day at the edge of The Sea of Galilee, Matthew 5, Blessed am I as I realize I am poor in spirit...

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Snapshots in My Mind

posted on Thursday December 17 2015 at 1:05 am UTC

I tried to come to Bridge Bible Church Israel 2015 with no pre-conceived ideas and no set expectations. I knew it would be an incredible trip of a lifetime. I knew it would make the Bible come alive. I knew I would be with great friends and make new ones. I knew I would sit under the incredible teaching...

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Jesus in Galilee

posted on Wednesday December 16 2015 at 12:57 am UTC

There are really no words to describe the overwhelming emotions of experiencing the Holy Land. Today we had the opportunity to climb Mt. Arbel, a mountain that overlooks the Sea of Galilee. It is thought that this is where Jesus retreated regularly to pray. Mark 1:35. After the climb we were able to...

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posted on Monday December 14 2015 at 9:33 pm UTC

Shalom!! Another extraordinary day here in Israel, this morning we were greeted by a beautiful sunrise over The Dead Sea and the Mountains of Moab. After a heartfelt group prayer on the shore we loaded up the bus and headed to Masada the South Eastern border of Israel in Biblical times. Upon approaching...

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Overcoming Fear

posted on Sunday December 13 2015 at 9:12 pm UTC

How does one explain the events of a day in just words? They just don’t seem to do justice to what we were able to see. As a group we experienced so much together through each and every step. As our day started out, we were welcomed by a beautiful morning of rain showers before we headed over to...

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Unlikely people. Extraordinary work.

posted on Sunday December 13 2015 at 2:00 am UTC

God uses people who humble themselves before Him. God uses people who realize and admit they have sinned. God uses the most unlikely people to do His extraordinary work. Samson—called to be set apart—only prayed two times. Reading the story of Samson causes quite a few exclamations of “Oy vey!”...

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The Story Begins!

posted on Saturday December 12 2015 at 12:50 am UTC

We made it! After two flights, our team from The Bridge safely landed in Tel Aviv. There we met up with Ronan our tour guide and Egal our bus driver. Straight from the airport we headed out to the top of a Judean mountain called Har Adar. Ronan shared with us that it’s the site of a key radar installation...

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A Long Flight Ahead!

posted on Wednesday December 09 2015 at 12:13 am UTC

After many months of anticipation, our study tour is upon us! Early in the morning on Thursday Dec. 10th, we'll be departing on our two-leg journey to Israel. If you want to follow along with our flights, check out the links below. Track our Los Angeles to Philadelphia flight Track our Philadelphia to...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday November 25 2015 at 10:33 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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