Israel Study Tour - The Forge (Pine Cove)

February 26 - March 10, 2017

Led by Matt Lantz
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Trip Blog Posts

Final Days

posted on Friday March 10 2017 at 12:18 am UTC

Written by Katelyn Sullins Shalom! We miss you all dearly and, ready or not, we are coming home! As is our custom, we packed this final day to the brim, so much so that I doubt my words will communicate much depth of what the Lord did in these 24 hours. Our day began on the Mount of Olives, ended...

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By Grace Through Faith

posted on Thursday March 09 2017 at 12:54 am UTC

Written by Drake O’Bryant Howdy! Today was our first day to spend in Jerusalem, and all I have to say is wow. What. A. Day. While working at camp during the summer, we always say that the days are long and the weeks are short, and that statement holds very true here in Israel. It’s hard to...

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All My Nothing

posted on Wednesday March 08 2017 at 12:42 am UTC

Written by Matt Behr Six am came early this morning. We packed clothes into our suitcases, food into our bellies, and made our way to the first stop, Nazareth, the hometown of Christ. This small town of around two hundred people, where everyone knows the people in their town, would have seen the...

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Hello from Galilee

posted on Tuesday March 07 2017 at 1:30 am UTC

While the morning began a little stormy, with strong winds, and hazily ominous skies, our day concluded with sunburnt noses, the most refreshing gifted-ice cream bars, and a peaceful sunset on our last night at the Sea of Galilee. We miss you all but are still enjoying our adventures. We began the...

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Our Intentional Father

posted on Monday March 06 2017 at 12:57 am UTC

Written by Sam Strother Hey blog world! We live to tell about another day in the beautiful land of Israel. Today we visited the District of Caesarea Philippi, Omrit, and Tel Hazor and it was wonderful! One thing I love about being in Israel is that it allows me to get to know Jesus in a new way....

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Shabbat Shalom

posted on Sunday March 05 2017 at 12:46 am UTC

Written by Sean Hansen Shabbat Shalom! Thank you so much for your prayer and support to get us here to Israel safe and sound so we may experience this holy land in a way that really makes the text come alive. To start the day off we headed out for Mount Arbel. From there we made our way down...

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posted on Saturday March 04 2017 at 12:58 am UTC

Written by Taylor Lahey Hello all the readers out there! We have done another long day in Israel, filled with the normal day-to-day scrambling to find the “porcelain,” to walking in the same places that Jesus walked. Its casual. Today we started out waking up on the Sea of Galilee, reflecting...

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Hydrate or Die

posted on Friday March 03 2017 at 12:45 am UTC

Shalom shalom. We’re doing it people. Our thighs are sore, but our eyes are eager to see what the Lord has in store for us in this land. Donned in layers of dry-fit clothing, we started our morning on the Dead Sea. After a quick bus ride to Ein Gedi, we followed Matt into the wilderness (again…),...

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Desert Flowers

posted on Thursday March 02 2017 at 12:56 am UTC

Written by Lacey McNiel Hello Everyone! It is only day two and we have learned so much. All of us are still riding the excitement of finally being in Israel. Throughout the day I have little moments where I stop and think, “Wow, I really am here!” Today we started our day off hiking through...

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Israel Day One: Lessons in Faith and Sight

posted on Wednesday March 01 2017 at 1:48 am UTC

Author: Katelyn Sullins Hello, from the Holy Land! After a full day of long but very smooth travel, last night’s sleep was very much welcomed! We are all bright eyed and bushy tailed, thrilled to finally be in Israel, and have taken enough collective cat naps on the bus to render us capable of...

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We've Arrived!

posted on Tuesday February 28 2017 at 1:39 am UTC

Just a quick note to let you know that we've arrived. By the time you hit the sack tonight in the States, we'll be getting up to begin our first full day on the ground! ...

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On our way

posted on Monday February 27 2017 at 6:13 am UTC

Shalom friends! Thanks for tuning in to follow along with our trip to Israel. Today we begin our tour and our 24 hours of travel to get to our hotel in Israel. Here are a few pictures of our travels and we'll do our best to post something on our social media channels (@pinecoveforge) when we arrive....

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday January 07 2017 at 12:14 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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