THE LIFE AND LAND OF JESUS CHRIST An Israel Study Tour

Feb 26 - Mar 8, 2018

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Next year in Jerusalem

posted on Thursday Mar 08 2018 at 12:51 am UTC

Waking up this morning and realizing this was our last day in the land of Israel was bittersweet. On the one hand, it would certainly be nice to get back home, to see family and those we have been missing, but on the other had that would mean leaving this wonderful place and all the fine people we...

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A real sense of what life would be life

posted on Wednesday Mar 07 2018 at 1:30 am UTC

Day Eight - Tuesday March 6th The prospect of passing from an Israeli controlled area and into a Palestinian controlled region was initially causing some anxiety, however as we cleared the checkpoint and drove straight on through, it was obvious that our fears were unfounded. That is not to say...

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A magnificent sight

posted on Tuesday Mar 06 2018 at 1:36 am UTC

After a typical hearty Israeli breakfast, we set off into Jerusalem to start the day with a trip up the Temple Mount and onto the site of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This area is under Arab control so security is tight and dress code is conservative. After lining up for maybe 30 minutes,...

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Jerusalem

posted on Monday Mar 05 2018 at 12:29 am UTC

The excitement was palpable as we boarded the coach this morning for our ride into Jerusalem. This was the first time that we had seen the city in daylight and for many, this would be their first time ever to witness the splendor of this Holy site. From the quieter region of the Galilee and the starkness...

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Masada, En Gedi and the Dead Sea

posted on Sunday Mar 04 2018 at 1:13 am UTC

Today we left the lush greenery of the Galilee region in the North and travelled South to the dry and rocky desert region of the Dead Sea. As we drove it was interesting to see the scenery slowly change to be more desert like with palm trees on the valley floor and shadowed by steep rocky sand colored...

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Who do people say that I am?

posted on Saturday Mar 03 2018 at 1:14 am UTC

This morning started with scenic drive from our hotel on the shores of Galilee up to the source of one of the springs that becomes the Jordan River at Banias, the location of what once was Caesarea Philippi. Our journey took us through the very fertile HaHula Valley where crops of all kinds can be...

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Close your eyes and you can imagine...

posted on Friday Mar 02 2018 at 1:21 am UTC

After an extremely refreshing night of sleep, (jet lag has all but disappeared, which means we are not waking up at 1am), and another wonderful Israeli breakfast, we headed off to the Town of Karmiel – mid way between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean coast. This is the location of Bridges...

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A glimpse of Israel as it once was

posted on Thursday Mar 01 2018 at 1:14 am UTC

Today I think we all experienced sensory overload as we journeyed from Tel Aviv and up to the shores of Lake Galilee as we took in not only the very modern Israel but also journeyed back two thousand years to catch a glimpse of Israel as it once was. Our first stop was Independence Hall where we...

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We Have Arrived

posted on Wednesday Feb 28 2018 at 2:49 am UTC

Four hours into our first flight and just passed over Detroit, USA on our way from Vancouver, BC to Newark, NJ. Only 54 minutes to go my map screen tells me and then we wait for another six hours before we board our next flight that will wing us over to the promised land. (That has the makings of a hymn...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Feb 16 2018 at 2:40 pm UTC

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Israel, 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,...

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