Israel Study Tour with Joshua Wilderness Institute

Apr 5-18, 2019

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We are to love God and to love people

posted on Wednesday Apr 17 2019 at 10:45 pm UTC

Mount of Olives: Rachel spoke to us overlooking Jerusalem in the morning. We read from Matthew 21 when crowds start to see Jesus for the first time. Death doesn’t win but God always does. As a group we said the first half of Philippians 2 and it was a good reminder of what we’ve memorized...

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A God that cannot be contained

posted on Tuesday Apr 16 2019 at 10:00 pm UTC

Today we had the privilege to visit the temple mount first thing today. We had to wear extremely conservative clothing because of the holy sites that are there. I was the yearly, one token Joshua student that gets stopped because of their skirt. My skirt had a little slit in the side and it showed...

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Everything points back to Jesus

posted on Tuesday Apr 16 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Western wall We toured the tunnels underneath the Muslim quarter. It was really cool. We went to the part right in front of where the temple used to be. We got to pray there, it was very special. Then we got to go to the wailing wall. There was so much culture and traditions. A lot of what they did...

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On the road to Jerusalem

posted on Monday Apr 15 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Hello families and friends of us Joshua children! I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday worshiping GOD. We are too, in case you were wondering. Today, we left Galilee and headed out to Jerusalem. Our first stop was at Megiddo. This is a tel that has 26 layers to it, meaning 26 different civilizations...

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The lengths Jesus goes to for us

posted on Sunday Apr 14 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Springs of Harod Today after spending time at the ruins of the Schytopolis under the warm Israeli sun we had the opportunity to visit the springs of Harod which is a group of three freshwater springs where Gideon has victory over the Midianites in Judges 7. Being in the place of this well known bible...

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Shalom Shalom

posted on Saturday Apr 13 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

We woke up on the shore of Sea of Galilee and now we are in Katzrin. We time traveled back into the First Century. We put on robe like things and head wear. The biggest highlight of this was making our own bread! We even got to put our own stamps on it! Then right after we went to Tel Dan. There...

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At the top of the mountain

posted on Friday Apr 12 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Last night was our first night in the Qibbutz at Galilee and it rocks. Each roommate pairing gets their own little condo type thing that has a few beds and a bathroom with a small kitchen. They’re very cool and unlike anything I’ve ever stayed in. It’s right on the water too, which...

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On a rock

posted on Thursday Apr 11 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Hey! Shalom here. When we visited Ein Gedi, the first impression of it was fairly bland. From the outside of the ravine, it looks like your average Judean desert mountains, nothing special. But descending into the Wadi, toward the Ein Gedi spring, you see the orangish tan landscape start to become...

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God uses the mundane and normal

posted on Tuesday Apr 09 2019 at 10:40 pm UTC

Today was another day with a long hike. It wasn’t as intense as Masada, but we still climbed up a few hundred feet in elevation. We did this in the Wilderness of Zin, also known as Ein Avdat in Hebrew. This is where the Israelites spent some of their forty year walk to the promise land after...

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To actually go see

posted on Tuesday Apr 09 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

It’s not hump day but we rode some camels today! It felt like it could have been a scene in a movie. We pulled up in the bus and saw all of the camels sitting there, ready for us. Before we went on our ride, we watched an informational video to ensure our safety and the safety of the camels....

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The accessibility of God's lessons

posted on Monday Apr 08 2019 at 3:50 am UTC

This morning we woke up to a crazy cultural cacophony of continental commissary. We had breakfast. Then we loaded up onto the bus and started off to our first biblical location, which was fittingly a garden. It's called Kiriath-Jearim and means forest town in Hebrew. Ronan, our tour guide gave us...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Mar 18 2019 at 11:29 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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