Israel Study Tour with North Pointe Christian School

June 6-17, 2016

Led by Matt Bell
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Trip Blog Posts

Our Last Day

posted on Friday June 17 2016 at 1:19 am UTC

Today was our last day here. I type this with a saddened heart! I've absolutely loved our time here and have felt very at home here. We've shared lots of laughs and have learned so much in so little time. For our last day, we packed up our stuff and climbed into the bus one last time. We got dropped...

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Temple, Tunnel, and Palace

posted on Wednesday June 15 2016 at 12:27 am UTC

What a great first day it was in Jerusalem! It's quite a stark contrast from the barrenness of the desert and the fertileness of galilee to the hustle and bustle of the city. We began our day at the Temple Mount and at the Dome of the Rock. After we visited the Dome of the Rock we went to the Western...

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An Empire of Temptation

posted on Tuesday June 14 2016 at 5:18 am UTC

We have to say goodbye to the Sea of Galilee today. We drove around 1 hour to Zippori after the last breakfast at the Ein Gev by the Sea of Galilee. We went into the Six-Shaft Tunnel. It is about 0.8m wide and 1-3 m high. We were barely able to fit in. After stopping at Zippori. We "hiked" up to Mt....

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Last Day in Galilee

posted on Sunday June 12 2016 at 11:24 pm UTC

Hello blog people I am Scott (Kelly's father), and although I am not a familiar social media user, I am here because Angie is a hard girl to deny. Today was my most favorite day yet because I was able to assist Matt in the baptism of three young adults: Jarrett, Abby, and Kelly. (yes, we did video them)...

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Never forget the WOW! factor

posted on Saturday June 11 2016 at 9:58 pm UTC

Shalom! FYI jumping waves in the Sea of Galilee is sabobba (Hebrew slang for "cool/fantastic") several of us went for a swim after dinner tonight. As I swam, I tried to imagine what it was like 2,000 years ago when Jesus calmed the stormy waves AND WALKED ON WATER! I think many times we hear the Bible...

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Walking in Humility and Power

posted on Friday June 10 2016 at 11:15 pm UTC

We are now staying at the Sea of Galilee and this means we have moved out of the desert and we could all tell a difference because we wore pants and or sweatshirts last night. Woah, who knew we could ever not be hot! Today we began our day by climbing Mnt. Arbel. Only 4 people tripped today compared...

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The living water of Jesus

posted on Friday June 10 2016 at 12:52 am UTC

Hello there! It's Angela and Wow! What a day! The day started with a delicious breakfast buffet and then we were off to En Gedi! And boy was it hot! We hiked up the steep hills and saw amazing sights! (The Dead Sea, Ibex, waterfalls, etc) We found several pools of water and were happily cooled off......

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The historical context of the Bible

posted on Thursday June 09 2016 at 12:43 am UTC

Quotes of the day: "I prefer my tongue on tacos" - Zac denDulk (we had beef tongue with dinner) "We're riding capitals today" - Abbey Bradley (she meant camels, we're obviously sleep deprived) Hi, Kayla here! We are currently staying at the lowest place on earth 1,200 ft. below sea level so in...

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The crossroads of life

posted on Wednesday June 08 2016 at 12:43 am UTC

Quotes of the day: "Are we gonna see the Eiffel Tower from the airplane?" —Kayla "I'm really excited to have less butts touching my shoulder when we get off the plane" —Mr. Bell (he had the aisle seat right by the bathroom) "Hold your camels" —Ronen ( our guide) Day one was amazing!...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday April 25 2016 at 7:43 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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