Israel Study Tour with Joshua Wilderness Institute

Apr 8-20, 2018

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Trip Blog Posts


posted on Thursday Apr 19 2018 at 3:41 pm UTC

Today we woke up in Israel, the beautiful town of Jerusalem for the last time! Sad day. We started off our morning by visiting the Mount of Olives. We discussed the miracle of the raising of Lazarus, and the story of Mary anointing Jesus with perfume. We discussed that we all have a “fragrance”...

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From Jerusalem to Bethlehem

posted on Wednesday Apr 18 2018 at 11:02 pm UTC

Hi, we are in Israel and today was a good day. Sadly this morning we did not get to sleep in and so we got up at 6:15 and we went to breakfast. After breakfast we had a devotional that was lead by Amy. Since it was the Memorial of all the fallen soldiers of the Israel army, Amy talked about remembering...

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Our first day in Jerusalem

posted on Tuesday Apr 17 2018 at 11:46 pm UTC

As we are sitting here writing this on the roof of Ramat Rachel Kibbutz a siren sounded at exactly 8 pm throughout all of Israel and everything stoped. The cars, the people, the noise. Everything stops to commemorate the memorial. Today was our first day in Jerusalem, the place of the Temple Mount...

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Comfort vs Obedience

posted on Tuesday Apr 17 2018 at 1:13 am UTC

Shalom, all the way in Israel. Today is our seventh day in the Promised Land and we traveled all day through the Jezreel Valley to the coast of the Mediterranean and now headed to Jerusalem! We started our day hiking up the Tel of Megiddo where we learned about Solomon’s reign and the reign of...

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Faithful to the call

posted on Monday Apr 16 2018 at 1:00 am UTC

The third day of our adventures in Galilee started off in a small town called Qatzrin. We donned first century clothing and got to experience a small part of what it would have been like to live two thousand years ago. We got a tour of the wheat field and the olive press, and then ground wheat flour...

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posted on Sunday Apr 15 2018 at 12:03 am UTC

From children to parents: It was a normal day today. Heard about US bombing Syria when we woke up. But don’t worry, all is safe. No change to the trip itinerary or the state of Israel. Great trip. Love you all! Moving on to what we did today. Today is Shabbat (Sabbath) in Israel which falls on...

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A Mountaintop Prayer

posted on Friday Apr 13 2018 at 8:02 am UTC

Hello families!! Siera and Shiloh here. Today has been a great day. We are currently sitting and watching the sunset over the Sea of Galilee beneath a small tree. Our morning began with breakfast, per usual. We then received a lovely devotion organized by Media Coordinator Extraordinaire, Benjamin...

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He is our living water

posted on Thursday Apr 12 2018 at 11:05 pm UTC

Our first stop of the day was Masada. Masada is 1.42 miles in height. We took the trail as a team, making it up one step at a time. It was hard for many of us, me included, but with the support of our Joshua classmates and the staff, WE ALL MADE IT TO THE TOP TOGETHER!!! Once at the top we learned...

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We could hear the land

posted on Thursday Apr 12 2018 at 6:07 am UTC

Today the Joshua class started by taking a two hour bus ride to the Wilderness of Zin which is commonly known today as Ein Avdat. The Wilderness of Zin is one of the deserts that the Israelites traveled through in Numbers. This is where Moses struck the rock for the Israelites twice so that they could...

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Much more vivid

posted on Tuesday Apr 10 2018 at 8:37 am UTC

Shalom from Israel! Our plane flights went by quickly thanks to sleep and sharing stories with each other. Praise the Lamb! We arrived past midnight, Israeli time, to our hotel where the hotel staff had stayed up to serve us a special welcome dinner. We woke up bright and early the next day,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday Mar 13 2018 at 3:25 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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