Pine Cove Forge Asia Minor Study Tour

December 27 - January 9, 2016

Led by Matt Lantz
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Trip Blog Posts

Magnificent to see

posted on Saturday January 09 2016 at 2:08 am UTC

Hey everyone! Today was our last day in Rome and it was a BIG one! We started off with a fascinating tour of the Roman Coliseum, Forum, Catacombs and the Church of Saint Clement. We couldn't believe our eyes! Not only was it magnificent to see, but we really began to realize what the culture of the first...

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The Vatican and Sistine Chapel

posted on Friday January 08 2016 at 1:26 am UTC

We had another great day! We visited the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. [topic name="sistine-chapel"] ...

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Thessalonica, Philippi, Corinth, Athens

posted on Thursday January 07 2016 at 12:20 am UTC

We had a 20 hour day yesterday, flying from Istanbul, touring Philippi, and then finishing the day flying to Athens. It was quite the day! Today we started fresh here in Greece by visiting Corinth and Athens. Due to slow internet and a fast paced schedule this post is light! Enjoy the photos and...

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posted on Tuesday January 05 2016 at 12:52 am UTC

Today we traveled from Izmir to Istanbul and got to enjoy the beauty of the Hagia Sophia. It was astounding to be able to be in a building that was once a church, then a mosque and now a museum . . . and 1600 years old. After exploring, we made our way to do some shopping in Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar. Tomorrow...

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posted on Sunday January 03 2016 at 11:48 pm UTC

Hey everyone! We had a FULL day today visiting the famous ancient city of Ephesus. We studied the stories of Acts 19 and the letter in Revelation. After seeing the site, we got to go see how Turkish rugs are made and then finished the day seeing the Ephesus Museum. Early night for us tonight becausetomorrow...

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Do Not Fear

posted on Saturday January 02 2016 at 11:07 pm UTC

Today we are reliant. Reliant in prayer as we have seen prayers for health answered and reliant in prayer because we are learning to bond with the biting cold weather as we ask God to prepare us for what he has before us every step of the way. Our first stop, Pergamum (Revelation 2: 12-17) Matt took...

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Sardis and Thyatira

posted on Friday January 01 2016 at 8:11 pm UTC

It’s the New Year! January 1st, 2016! Many of us celebrated the New Year at our hotel last night with a mini dance party at about 9:30 pm. We did our own count down and everything and made it to bed by 10:30. And while all of our friends and family were celebrating the New Year States-side, we were...

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Hand-Crafted To Run For His Glory

posted on Friday January 01 2016 at 12:49 am UTC

Hello and Happy New Year’s Eve! We have just completed our third day here in Turkey and it was full of lessons that were both encouraging and challenging. Despite being a little bit chilly today, we are all well and in good spirits! Today we began our adventure in Aphrodisias in the Meander River...

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The Lycus River Valley

posted on Wednesday December 30 2015 at 11:32 pm UTC

Today was another spectacular day for us! It was much colder today, but we managed to stay warm pretty well and were able to see all that we intended to see. We are grateful to God for the good weather we have had thus far. Today we began studying the 7 Churches of Revelation. Our day began at the...

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Where It All Began…

posted on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 7:30 pm UTC

It’s not everyday you wake up to the sun rising over the Beydağları mountains on your right and the Mediterranean Sea to your left. But today? Ah, yes, today we did and it was as breathtakingly beautiful as you can imagine. Greetings from one of the most beautiful and historically rich countries...

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We Have Arrived

posted on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

  Hello everyone! We made it to our hotel in Antalya, Turkey! It was a really long day of travel, but we are all so very excited to be here and looking forward to a good night sleep. Everyone is doing well although we did have about 10-15 bags that didn't make the flight from Istanbul, so we hope...

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We're On Our Way!

posted on Monday December 28 2015 at 2:54 am UTC

We are on our way! The rough weather in Texas this weekend certainly was a challenge for us today, but God had been good to us and we are about to leave! Stay tuned for more updates. Houston to Istanbul Istanbul to Antalya ...

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Preparing for our Study Tour!

posted on Monday December 14 2015 at 11:29 pm UTC

Our trip to Asia Minor (Turkey, Greece, and Rome) will be here before you know it! Once we've arrived, we’ll begin posting periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications by entering your email address in the subscribe form at the top of this page. We’ll be sharing...

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