The Friends of Israel Presents:

October 14-24, 2017

Led by Jim Showers
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Trip Blog Posts

A wonderful ending to our life-changing trip

posted on Tuesday October 24 2017 at 12:06 am UTC

As we began our final touring day so many admitted they can’t believe that our trip is almost complete.  Where has the time gone? I heard many at breakfast discuss what their favorite location was. This morning Pastor Steve shared devotions. He read from 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 “We walk by faith,...

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Whatever is good, pure, true...think on these things.

posted on Monday October 23 2017 at 1:39 am UTC

For us, our Lord’s Day began quite differently than usual. We all received our wake up calls at 6 AM. Then after a wonderful breakfast set before us by the chefs and staff of our Israeli hosts, here at the Dan Panorama Hotel we prepared our hearts and minds for the exciting day ahead. Richard is out...

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Not my will but thine be done

posted on Sunday October 22 2017 at 1:33 am UTC

The hymn writer summed up my heart today with these wonderful words “When morning guilds the sky my heart awaking cries, may Jesus Christ be praised.” On our way to the Mount of Olives, Miriam pointed out some Muslim children heading off to school. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children all go...

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Walk by faith not sight

posted on Saturday October 21 2017 at 12:45 am UTC

Our day began with a Mediterranean Breakfast of fish and salads along with traditional North American cereal, yogurt, fruit and eggs. Today we will be visiting Masada, Qumran, swimming in the Dead Sea and ending our night bringing in the Sabbath at the Western Wall. We are continuing to pray for Richard...

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History and Culture

posted on Thursday October 19 2017 at 11:41 pm UTC

We prayed for Richard Lundgren who was admitted to the hospital with what they believe to be pneumonia. His son David stayed with him at the hospital. Jim Showers led us in prayer for him and for the Lord to restore him to full health. Please continue praying for him. He’s in very good hands! On...

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Unexpected storms

posted on Wednesday October 18 2017 at 11:22 pm UTC

Miriam gave The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry’s Up to Jerusalem tour a wonderful compliment this morning. She said that our tour has a thoughtful sensitivity to the Jewish people. She then explained the different sects of Judaism. The Ultra Orthodox Jewish men often wear black coats and peyas (side...

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A wonderful link to the past

posted on Tuesday October 17 2017 at 10:24 pm UTC

Pastor Allen opened the morning by sharing a devotional from Genesis. We looked at the conflicts in the life of Jacob, mainly when he wrestled with the angel. At that point Jacob was alone, except for the Lord. Pastor Allen reminded us that we all experience times when we must get alone with God. This...

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We are living stones

posted on Monday October 16 2017 at 9:50 pm UTC

It’s our first full day on the tour and we were up early and ready to go. Pastor Bill Houck shared a devotion on the bus from 1 John 2:6. We were encouraged to walk as Jesus walked and to bring glory to our loving Heavenly Father. It’s wonderful having pastors and leaders who are able to share from...

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Hello from Israel!

posted on Monday October 16 2017 at 2:18 am UTC

We have arrived safely in the Holy Land! Our bus is full and our hearts are ready. We hit the ground running after our long flight. As we departed the airport heading for lunch, Miriam, our wonderful tour guide, reminded us that Israel is a supernatural country. I have a feeling we’re going to be reminded...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday October 14 2017 at 9:42 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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