Bridgeway Israel in Depth Study Tour

May 6-17, 2018

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Coming to a Close

posted on 2018-05-16 at 6:34 pm

Written by Brian Kiley Today was our final day touring the Holy Land. In a sense, today was not simply the end of a ten-day journey. It was the end of a yearlong journey of prayer and preparation, and for some in our group this trip was the culmination of a lifetime of hoping and praying for this...

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Temples and Tunnels

posted on 2018-05-15 at 6:30 pm

Our second day in Jerusalem was a whirlwind of visits to historic sites that gave us unique experiences. We began the day by heading to the Temple Mount on Mount Moriah. After passing through security, we gathered for teaching in the plaza outside the Dome of the Rock. From that place we could observe...

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Our first steps into Jerusalem

posted on 2018-05-14 at 6:30 pm

Written by Dan and Latricia Nicholson We arrive in Jerusalem at a most significant time in history. Today marks the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, and it is the day of the formal transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While we have heard in the news about violence in other...

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To All the Nations

posted on 2018-05-13 at 6:30 pm

To All the Nations, by Chris Brewer On this cool Sunday morning we left our kibbutz for the final time to explore the northern border of Israel. Under the shadows of a cloudy sky with a wonderful eastern breeze we took a short hike up to Beth She’an to the ruins of an Egyptian, Governer’s...

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Following the Footsteps of Jesus

posted on 2018-05-12 at 6:30 pm

Following the Footsteps of Jesus by Brian Kiley Today got off to a rough start. I walked into breakfast battling a head cold, and I immediately noticed that there was a much lighter crowd than normal. I soon learned that over 20 people in our group had gotten sick overnight. Many of those 20 were...

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Back to the Future

posted on 2018-05-11 at 6:07 pm

"Back to the Future" by Ryan Wortman We left our hotel, Ein Gev, located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee promptly at 7:45am. Starting at 600ft below sea level, we embarked north over the “wavelike” terrain bordering the Galilean seaside to our first site of the day, Katzrin....

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Ein Gedi & Qumran

posted on 2018-05-10 at 6:16 pm

A Morning in Ein Gedi by Brad Hobermann When I came to Christ my first pastor mentored me. We met once a week, going through the Bible one book at a time. I wanted to embrace my Jewish roots by starting in Genesis, but my pastor insisted on starting in Matthew. Every week I completed my assignments...

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posted on 2018-05-09 at 6:32 pm

Our second full day in Israel began on the shore of the Dead Sea at nearly 1200 feet below sea level. From our hotel we could see the Dead Sea in one direction, and in the other direction we saw rock formations similar to those found in the southwest United States. We loaded into the bus at 7:45 and...

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A land flowing with milk and honey

posted on 2018-05-08 at 6:30 pm

After a very short night’s sleep at our hotel, our first day of touring began with a stop at a biblical garden at Kiriath-Jearim. Pastor Matt started the morning with a reflection from the Sh’ma in Deuteronomy 6, and emphasized to us that the goal of this trip wasn’t simply to...

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On the ground!

posted on 2018-05-07 at 6:58 pm

We are on the ground! Our group of 52 took off from San Francisco at 6:15pm on Sunday, had a quick stop in Istanbul, and then touched down in Tel Aviv at just before 11:00pm local time on Monday. Tonight we will spend the night at a nearby hotel and then tomorrow we will begin our study tour in an...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on 2018-02-14 at 2:31 pm

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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