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Aug 2-17, 2018

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The presence of God with us

posted on Tuesday Aug 14 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

After walking through the lands of Egypt and Jordan, it is easy to look back on this time and try to remember all of the temples and ruins, all of the fun outdoor experiences and different modes of travel, and all of the passages of the Bible we walked through and think to yourself, “What just...

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Back in time

posted on Monday Aug 13 2018 at 2:32 am UTC

It is crazy to think we have already been away from Egypt for three days. Jordan is a beautiful country with amazing food and people who are warm with hospitality This morning we left our hotel in the Petra region which was called the Old Village. It really looked and felt like we had gone back in...

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Petra

posted on Sunday Aug 12 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

This morning we said goodbye to our desert dwellings and set off from Wadi Rum to Petra. Along the way, we serendipitously came across a shepherd and his flock where we learned about shepherd leadership. The flock provided a great lesson, but the day will probably be remembered for our walk through...

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Wadi Rum

posted on Saturday Aug 11 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today was a travel day as we left Egypt and our time on the Nile and made our way to Aswan International Airport to catch our charter flight and head to Aqaba Jordan. After clearing customs we met our Jordanian guide team and were treated to a nice lunch in the city. The Gulf of Aqaba is a unique...

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Carved stones & baby crocodiles

posted on Friday Aug 10 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

The Egypt portion of this extraordinary trip is coming to a close. Tomorrow we are off to Jordan for four days of exploration and continuing discovery of the implications that the biblical lands have upon our understanding of the text of Scripture. Aswan, in what was once ancient Nubia, was the setting...

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Edfu and Kom Ombo

posted on Thursday Aug 09 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Ancient hieroglyphics told a story. And through our adventures in Egypt, we’re learning more about our own. It’s our fifth day here in Egypt. And we’re hungry for more of what God has in store for us on this trip. Following a delicious breakfast and morning teaching time, we headed into...

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Something has to be done

posted on Wednesday Aug 08 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We woke up this morning aboard our cruise ship on The Nile River to a gorgeous sunrise still docked in Luxor. God is faithful and He prepared this day for us to experience Him and one another in a stunning location. After a gathering led by George DeJong to ready us for the day, we headed to the temple...

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Life as an ancient Egyptian

posted on Tuesday Aug 07 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today we participated in some fascinating experiences that reminded us of what life has been like for most Egyptians for thousands of years. In the river valley of Luxor, we saw firsthand how the yearly flooding of the Nile delivered silt to the fields, which becomes rich, fertile soil with irrigation...

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The Great Pyramid

posted on Monday Aug 06 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

The Great Pyramid. The mysterious Sphinx. These iconic images of ancient Egypt came alive before our eyes as we learned and explored the rocky desert of Giza today. The tombs - or “houses” as the ancient Egyptians referred to them - of Pharaoh Khufu, his son Khafre, and grandson Menkaure...

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A dazzling array of priceless treasure

posted on Sunday Aug 05 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

After almost two days of transit to Istanbul and then to Cairo, we got to Le Meridien Hotel Pyramids and headed to bed to prepare for our adventures. In the morning, we convened after breakfast to discuss the importance of Egypt in ancient history and with respect to the story of the Hebrews. Egypt’s...

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We have arrived!

posted on Saturday Aug 04 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We have arrived safely here in Cairo after a long day of travel! We've enjoyed getting to know eachother and we can't wait for what is in store for us tomorrow! We'll be posting daily updates so subscribe or checkback each evening for more!...

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Preparing for our trip!

posted on Thursday Jul 26 2018 at 5:12 am UTC

Our trip 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, to not only bring...

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