Israel Pastor's FAM Trip

Jan 2-13, 2019

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Our Last Day

posted on Sunday Jan 13 2019 at 2:00 am UTC

It was a whirlwind last day and now we're on our way home! Thank you for following along on our journey and we're all looking forward to seeing you in person and sharing what God has taught us through this trip. See you soon! ...

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Pillars of our Christian faith

posted on Saturday Jan 12 2019 at 1:55 am UTC

We spent our last day in Israel visiting the sites that are pillars of our Christian faith. Some of us mentioned that we came on the trip to experience what we saw today. The highlight of our morning journey was visiting Bethlehem and seeing where Jesus would have been born at the Church of the Nativity....

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A crescendo

posted on Friday Jan 11 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today seemed to be a crescendo to the sights that we have been experiencing all week long. Many of the locations on this trip have been remote and we have been been pretty much on our own as a tour group. Today we plunged head first into some of the most notorious sights Israel has to offer. We...

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The competition for my attention and my heart

posted on Thursday Jan 10 2019 at 2:00 am UTC

After a day of rain, we woke this morning to sunshine. Together as a group we said the Shema on the beach of the Sea of Galilee. We then made our way to the bus for a day filled with opportunities to learn about the Roman world in which Jesus lived and did his ministry. Our first stop was in a city...

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He will overcome

posted on Wednesday Jan 09 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

We were told that some days on this trip would require some flexibility. Today was one of those days due to some rainy weather (unfortunate for us but AMAZING for Israel). However, with our amazing guides and fantastic group, we were able to make the most of it and continue to see the best that Israel...

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To be alone with God

posted on Tuesday Jan 08 2019 at 2:00 am UTC

Today was the best yet! Waking up & looking out to the Sea of Galilee was something out of a dream. We got into the bus at 7:15 to head off on our adventure. We stopped Capernaum (where Peter’s mother-in-law lived & Jesus performed many miracles) as well as Tabgha, where we were reminded...

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My soul thirsts for you

posted on Monday Jan 07 2019 at 2:00 am UTC

Nearly 3000 years ago, David, finding himself in the desert region near the Dead Sea, proverbially put pen to paper and wrote: “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1). What...

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Wandering in the desert

posted on Saturday Jan 05 2019 at 6:00 pm UTC

Our group started the day by driving to the Negev, and approached a region called Ein Avdat, otherwise known as the Wilderness of Zin. Walking through the Wilderness of Zin, we were given a tiny taste of how the Israelites wandered in the desert. Our guide, Ronin, did a masterful job of explaining...

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Blessed Are The Flexible: for They Will be Bent, but Not Broken

posted on Saturday Jan 05 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Breakfast in Neve Ilan, Jerusalem, was an adventure; without being able to read the buffet labels, it was anyone’s guess, “What is that?” With shrugged shoulders, we bravely sampled the early morning fare served with rounds of cheese and salad. Taking a cue from Genesis, we started...

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We've Arrived!

posted on Friday Jan 04 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Just a quick update to let everyone know that we made it to Israel safe and sound. The Los Angles and Chicago groups met up in Istanbul caught a flight together to Tel Aviv Israel were we met up at the airport with our Israeli ground team. What a long flight with a few delays but as they say, once...

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And We're Off!

posted on Thursday Jan 03 2019 at 2:15 am UTC

Shalom friends and family, I can hardly believe that the time has come for this trip to begin. We at GTI Tours and Hume Lake are very excited for the experience these men and women are about to partake in. Within their busy ministry schedules they have spent the last 4 months studying through a...

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Journey of a Lifetime

posted on Tuesday Nov 27 2018 at 10:30 pm UTC

On January 2-13th of 2019 a group of 60 pastors, teachers, students and spouses (in association with GTI tours and Hume Lake Christian Camps) from different churches and schools throughout the United States will be traveling together on a once in a lifetime study tour of Israel. We invite you;...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday Sep 22 2018 at 2:30 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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