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Feb 29 - Mar 8, 2016

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Sunday Mar 13 2016 at 12:51 am UTC

Now that we've returned from our study tour you'll hopefully be able to talk to one of us in person about what we saw, heard, learned, and experienced! Below is a wrap up video that serves as a nice summary of the trip and a reminder of all that we did. Leave us a comment below or head over and...

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Prayer, Communion and Departure

posted on Tuesday Mar 08 2016 at 12:27 am UTC

Our last day in Israel began with our tour bus driver winding his way through East Jerusalem traffic to the Mount of Olives. With Old Jerusalem as his backdrop, Ronan read Old Testament prophecies of the then yet to come Messiah. On our walk down the Mount of Olives we rejoiced in the Lord, singing...

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Pray for the peace of Israel

posted on Sunday Mar 06 2016 at 10:44 pm UTC

Our first stop of the day was the Temple Mount. Ronan talked to us about the obedience of Abraham in offering his son Isaac and about the heritage of the Jews. We visited the Western Wall and the Western Wall tunnels under the Muslim quarter. He talked to us about the four walls of Herod's temple...

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Clash of cultures

posted on Sunday Mar 06 2016 at 12:45 am UTC

Today we said goodbye to the Sea of Galilee proceeding south along the Jordan River. We viewed the country of Jordan to the east as we progressed toward Bet She'an in the upper Rift Valley fault line. There we discovered the city of Schytopolis, archeologically unearthed displaying the magnificence...

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Knit together by God’s love

posted on Saturday Mar 05 2016 at 12:58 am UTC

Israel is changing us… 35 people are becoming a community - through shared experiences - knit together by God’s love. Today was a “wow” in many ways. First, we visited a new part of our Kibbutz, the olive press and the shop selling their natural products. These folks are mindful of the...

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Authentic Community

posted on Friday Mar 04 2016 at 12:59 am UTC

After spending our first two days in the desert, it was refreshing to move to a cooler environment. We began our morning taking a boat across the Sea of Galilee. We stopped in the middle of the lake to experience the peace and stillness. Ronan explained how quickly storms could come and disrupt the...

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Thirsting for Water

posted on Thursday Mar 03 2016 at 12:56 am UTC

Our second day began with a sunrise float in the Dead Sea. Because we were all wearing white hotel robes, someone commented that we looked like an army of angels. After a delicious breakfast and wonderful cappuccino, we packed up and headed to Masada. Some hiked the snake path, including Melinda...

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Fruit and compromise

posted on Wednesday Mar 02 2016 at 12:57 am UTC

Daylight found us this morning somewhere over Italy making our way to Tel Aviv. Once landed, we were off in the tour bus to our first stop - a hike to Tel Gezer. Ronan, our amazing host, introduced us to the land of Israel with conversations ranging from land regions, to plant life, to Sabbath regulations,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday Jan 05 2016 at 12:56 am 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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