The Heart of God Tour

Nov 24 - Dec 3, 2022

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 06 - Old City Jerusalem, St. Anne's, Western Wall, Israel Museum, Mt. of Olives, Church of the Holy Sephulcher,

posted on Friday Dec 02 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

George has a saying, a George-ism, that he repeats often on trips: “We’ll see what God gives.” It’s a posture of expectancy and trust, obedience and deference. It’s a recognition that we receive our moments and days from the hand of our God who is sovereign over all. Somehow...

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Day 05 - Bethlehem, Shopping at Johnny's, Al Basma Center

posted on Wednesday Nov 30 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

We’ve made our way up to Jerusalem, but today Bethlehem stole the show. To start, we visited Johnny’s. This is a fourth-generation souvenir shop which has helps support local Palestinian Christians. Everyone loved Johnny’s and had so much fun shopping for gorgeous handcrafted olive...

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Day 04 - Negev Desert

posted on Wednesday Nov 30 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

Today we shared sacred space and it’s difficult to find words that feel adequate. There were participants who chose to push through fear to try new things. Those who chose to stretch themselves by honoring hospitality over their own personal preferences. Some who shared their hearts with the group...

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Day 03 - Mon Nov 28

posted on Monday Nov 28 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Another day of joy and discovery! It is wonderful to witness our participants becoming accustomed to our new surroundings. Not only are relationships being built, but our participants are feeling increasingly comfortable around each other, buddies, and support staff. As the jet lag continues to wear...

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Day 02 - Galilee Boat Ride, Kefar Kedem

posted on Sunday Nov 27 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

Today was like stepping into a time machine to visit the ancient world! First thing after breakfast, we sailed on the Sea of Galilee and a few of our participants got to try their luck hoisting up a dripping fishing net from the sea. From the middle of the sea we were blessed with a rare view: the rain...

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Day 01 - Caesarea Maritima & Mount Carmel

posted on Saturday Nov 26 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

We started our morning on the Mediterranean Sea, getting our boots a bit sandy and damp from the incoming tide. The wind had whipped the waves up into a whitecapped frenzy and we raised our voices to recite the Shema together over the sound. Pulling from our surroundings (being in Israel is like being...

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Day 00 - ARRIVAL

posted on Saturday Nov 26 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

The Heart of God tour has landed in Israel! We bless God for safe travels and no lost luggage. Please continue to pray for us and follow along on our journey!...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Nov 18 2022 at 10:53 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 along...

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