Israel Study Tour with The Forge

Mar 6-18, 2022

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Day 10 - Jerusalem : Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Davidson Center, Cardo, Southern Steps

posted on Thursday Mar 17 2022 at 4:00 pm UTC

Remembering  As the sun rose in the east over Jerusalem this morning, our bus headed in the same direction. We all sat in eager expectancy, knowing today held much for us to learn as we physically walked through the passion week. Our eagerness and anticipation proved itself warranted - progressing...

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Day 09 - Jerusalem : Temple Mount, Western Wall, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Herodium, Shepherds Field, Johnny's (shopping)

posted on Wednesday Mar 16 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

We have made it to Jerusalem! Over the last eight days, we have been immersed in the true and holy Word of God. Whether it be from hiking through the Wilderness of Zin in southern Israel to walking where Jesus walked in the region of Galilee, it has all been preparing us for our ascent into Jerusalem....

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Day 08 - Jezreel Valley: Nazareth, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Tuesday Mar 15 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

This morning we said goodbye to the Sea of Galilee and we started our ascent towards Jerusalem. We have been preparing for the last week for our time in Jerusalem, sitting in the text and being in awe that the Lord has brought us here. We are finally ready! Yesterday, we started thinking about why we...

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Day 07 - Decapolis: Galilee Boat Ride, Jezreel Valley, Ein Harod, Beth Shean, Susita

posted on Monday Mar 14 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Ok people, picture this:  it’s the first stop of the day and you’re walking through some ruins, just piles of stones and a lot of dirt. Nothing we haven’t seen before. But little did we know there was more than just a few stacked rocks and piles of rubble on the other side of this...

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Day 06 - Galilee: Capernaum, Katzrin, Chorazin, Bethsaida, Upper Jordan

posted on Sunday Mar 13 2022 at 11:00 pm UTC

Today was our halfway point! We’ve been deep in the text, preparing our hearts for the Savior we desperately need. Not only have we been diving into the Scriptures but also submerging ourselves within the Jewish culture. Today we visited the Talmudic Village of Katzrin, an interactive museum...

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Day 05 - Upper Galilee: Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Omrit

posted on Sunday Mar 13 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

Jared started today by warning us that today was not going to be fun. The past few days have been filled with exciting hikes, beautiful sites and landscapes, and rich experiences throughout Israel. But, today was different. We still saw many sites and explored some locations that have been preserved...

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Day 04 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Shabbat Dinner

posted on Friday Mar 11 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Shabbat shalom!   Today we entered the region of Galilee, beginning our morning standing at the Sea of Galilee. The region of Jesus’ earthly ministry. This is where Jesus walked, talked, taught, and performed miracles. This is where the Word was flesh and dwelt among us.   This...

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Day 03 - Judean Wilderness: Ein Gedi, Qumran

posted on Thursday Mar 10 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

We woke up this morning with the view of the sun rising over the mountains across the Dead Sea. As we just about got all the salt out of our hair from the float the night before, we had a huge buffet to fuel us for the day ahead. Before we headed out for the day I sat down to read my Psalm for the day,...

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Day 02 - Desert: Makhtesh Ramon, Masada, Dead Sea

posted on Thursday Mar 10 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Our second day in Israel has been just as good as the first. We started the morning bright and early with a massive buffet style breakfast, loose leaf tea, and an eagerness to see what the day held for us. As we loaded up in our nicely air-conditioned charter bus, many of us were thinking about what...

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Day 01 - Shephelah: Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam, Beersheba

posted on Tuesday Mar 08 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV) What a journey it has been for us to make it to Israel. After months of learning and training and waiting for this day to come, we are finally here and are happy after a full day of sitting in the text in its own setting....

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Day 00 - We have arrived in Israel!

posted on Monday Mar 07 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Shalom! After a long day of traveling, we have finally arrived in Israel and all is well! It is currently 10pm here and we have just arrived at our first hotel. Tomorrow is our first big day on the ground so be looking for another post tomorrow afternoon!  Continuous prayers are appreciated for...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday Nov 06 2021 at 12:02 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 you along...

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