Israel Study Tour - The Forge (Pine Cove)

Mar 10-22, 2019

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Trip Blog Posts

Joyfully taken by Him

posted on Thursday Mar 21 2019 at 11:46 pm UTC

Today was a very heavy, yet beautiful day as we were given the opportunity to walk through the passion week of Christ. Starting at the Mt. of Olives we learned of the fear Christ had at the beginning. It wasn’t death or pain he was afraid of but the full wrath of God. The wrath for every sin that...

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Remember what God has done

posted on Thursday Mar 21 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom everyone! Today was our first day in Jerusalem, and what a day it was! We started at the Temple Mount, which displayed the cultural tension that complicates this city. While Jerusalem and the mountains on which it is built have been significant since the time of Abraham, the Temple Mount was...

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Seeing Gods grace come full circle

posted on Wednesday Mar 20 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today was a bit all over the place, but none the less incredible! I think I would describe it as this; We started to travel up. Up from the north in Galilee to to the city of Jerusalem and stopping at significant places along the way. We started at Nazareth, then to Megiddo, next to mount Carmel,...

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Fear and Faith

posted on Tuesday Mar 19 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom!! Today was day seven! It’s hard to believe that we have been exploring the Holy Land for a week now! Time is flying faster than we would like it to, but thankfully God is making each and every day so purposeful! Our leaders did an incredible job preparing the lessons for this trip!...

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We ourselves were once foolish

posted on Monday Mar 18 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today marked the halfway point of our trip. It was heavier and more sobering than some of the other days of the trip, so far. We spent the day visiting sites of pagan temples and idol worship. We tracked through some mud and found ourselves at a place called Omrit, near the road to Damascus, and talked...

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So that I can bring others to him!

posted on Sunday Mar 17 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom Ben Israel!  Wow! What an incredible trip this has been! The Lord has been gracious to teach me so much. Right now, we are in the upper region of Israel, called Galilee. This is where the majority of Jesus’ ministry happened. We have gotten to see the Sea of Galilee where many of...

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I must speak about my savior

posted on Saturday Mar 16 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Ecclesiastes 5 cautions the righteous that as we approach God who dwells in heaven let us not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought and to let our words be few. I endeavor to be a man who should study, practice, and teach the law of the Lord but I ask for forgiveness on this particular occasion as...

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Pilgrim through this barren land

posted on Thursday Mar 14 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today was incredible. It’s crazy to think that it’s only our second day here. We have already seen so many sights and gained so much information. It’s awesome! We got to hike in parts of the wilderness where the Israelites wondered for 40yrs. We talked about how they would, over and...

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Living Water

posted on Thursday Mar 14 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Alright yalllll..... Day 3 was awesome in so many ways, and it is so cool to see the way God can take so many different lessons and locations and weave them all together to give us one thing to reflect on. The bodies of water in Israel are a major theme in the Scriptures and have much to teach...

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Being confident that God works for us

posted on Wednesday Mar 13 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Friends and family! Welcome to the first of many blog post on our stay in Israel! Today was fascinating and exciting. our group started off at a peaceful garden overlook in the region of Kiriath-Jearim. It was a fitting beginning that our first sight would capture the beauty and diversity of Israel’s...

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We have arrived!

posted on Tuesday Mar 12 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

We made it to Israel! The travel day went very smoothly. We only had one small delay, but other then that, there were no problems! It’s 11:30pm here in Tel Aviv. We are about to hop on a bus and head to our hotel for the night, to rest up for a full day tomorrow! Excited to have y’all following along...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Feb 14 2019 at 5:28 pm 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 you...

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