Turkey & Greece Tour

Jun 19-27, 2017

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Last day...

posted on Wednesday Jun 28 2017 at 1:32 am UTC

5:30 am wake up call came a little early as we are coming to a close of our trip. We headed to the airport to fly into Istanbul for our last teaching site. Friendships have been formed, new relationships have budded and a deep respect for the teaching team for a job well done. We have had the most...

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The view from the top

posted on Tuesday Jun 27 2017 at 12:06 am UTC

The morning began on the cruise ship where things were a bit more hectic than the previous day. People everywhere, scurrying to and fro in anticipation of disembarking. On land, we collected our luggage, hopped onto a bus and headed towards the ancient city of Corinth with a quick stop at the Corinth...

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Walking close enough...

posted on Sunday Jun 25 2017 at 11:56 pm UTC

Today it was up early and off the the Island of Crete and the Palace of Knossos. It is the oldest site of ruins we have visited. It's thought that it was occupied as far back as 6,000 be. The palace we visited was built around 1900 bc by the Minoan People who came to Crete around 2500 bc. Later...

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The Day of Change

posted on Saturday Jun 24 2017 at 11:36 pm UTC

The best way to describe today, in one word, would be change. Changing from land to sea, from Turkey to Greece, from our tour guide Ozan to a new guide Yannis and from raw, preserved ruins to decorative ornate attractions. These past few days, we have been treading through ruins that have been...

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Similar to what we face

posted on Saturday Jun 24 2017 at 5:36 am UTC

This morning we explored Aphrodisias, which although not a Biblical site provides is with a lot of context for the early church. The city as you can tell by its name is dedicated to the Greek god Aphrodite to whom the Roman emperors traced their lineage. One of the focal points of this city was the...

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And Yet the Gospel Spread

posted on Friday Jun 23 2017 at 12:43 am UTC

For months I've been telling people that on this trip we are going to get to read a passage from the Bible and be standing where it happened. Today we stood on three different sites and learned about the people who walked those same roads 2000 years ago. The first path we took was one of a martyr...

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Hold Fast

posted on Wednesday Jun 21 2017 at 6:25 pm UTC

Our first official day of touring and learning is finally complete. As we head to sleep our minds are racing through the last multitude of hours of everything that we learned today. Going from city to city on a tour bus is exciting and yet still taxiing on our minds but primarily our legs. At each...

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Travel Day

posted on Monday Jun 19 2017 at 4:45 pm UTC

The anticipation mounts as we are waiting to board from LAX. With just a few hours before we leave for Turkey, our captain, Brad Bell, gathered the troops to give us a few last minute preparations. We were all given beautifully laminated 5x6 cards of the Apostles' Creed. Then, Brad let us know about...

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Preparing for departure!

posted on Wednesday May 17 2017 at 4:25 am UTC

Our trip to Turkey and Greece will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground, 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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