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Israel Study Tour with Arbel Ministries

June 30 - July 11, 2021

Led by Mark Whitehead
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Trip Blog Posts

Last Day in Israel

posted on Sunday July 11 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Today we spent our last moments in Israel completing the puzzle of what Jesus did for us,and seeing a glimpse of the full picture. The morning began at the Mount of Olives. We know from scripture that Jesus spent a good amount of his time here with his disciples in his last days. Mark...

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Puzzle Pieces

posted on Friday July 09 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

Shabbat Shalom! It is 8:33 pm here and Shabbat began at sundown. The city is quiet.The lights are beautiful in the night sky. It has been a very eye-opening, amazing day. It began as each of us received a puzzle piece and were told that at the end of the day it would make sense, to guard it and present...

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Experiencing Israel

posted on Thursday July 08 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom and blessings from us here in Jerusalem! We are all doing well, enjoying the food, culture and teachings. Our hotel overlooks Old Jerusalem and as Savannah and I write this, we hear the call to prayer from the Muslim mosque.  Today was spent literally "experiencing" Israel." We...

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From Galilee to the Coast

posted on Wednesday July 07 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

It has been our last day in the Galilee region. We started early by taking our luggage down to the bus, and then off to the next adventure. The message today: "On Attack!" We began our journey on the only main road that runs from east to west. Our first stop: Bet She'an. This city is part of...

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Fully Devoted

posted on Tuesday July 06 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom! First of all I just want to say that we are having a blast! Even though it is hot and the humidity the last two days has been high, there's no place any one of us would rather be!  Oh, what a blessing! It has been such a sweet time of teaching, fellowship and the Presence of...

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Being a True Disciple

posted on Monday July 05 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

Shalom from Israel! We had an exciting day 4. God is continuing to speak through Mark in amazing ways. Today's theme was "disciple" The day began in Chorazin, a city about two miles from the Sea of Galilee. We learned what a "bedav"(family house) was and how the family functioned as a community....

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Thirsting for God

posted on Sunday July 04 2021 at 6:00 pm UTC

Once again the day is indescribable! As we headed to our first stop we listened to God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood. We are thanking God for the USA, our freedom, and those who have served to give us that freedom! Happy 4th of July to you! And thanks for reading. Our first stop was Ein Gedi ("Spring...

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Desert Day

posted on Saturday July 03 2021 at 8:20 pm UTC

  Today's theme was "DESERT". We not only learned about the desert but we experienced it and developed a much better appreciation for how God protected and provided for the Israelites as they came out of Egypt. And we learned how God has used the desert as a place to develop obedience among his...

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Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

posted on Friday July 02 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom from Israel, Oh! How in the world can one explain what it is like to be here!  It is like trying to describe color to a blind person!  I've heard the Bible taught all my life but NEVER like this.  To sit and listen while looking at the area where the event took place is...

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Day 00 - Travel

posted on Thursday July 01 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

Hello, friends and family! We just wanted to send a quick update to let you know we’ve made it safely to Israel. We are on the bus en route to the hotel and are very excited to eat, settle in, and sleep! Pray for a great night's rest and energy for a big first day tomorrow!...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday April 26 2021 at 3:53 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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