Israel Study Tour with Bridgeway Christian Church

May 12-23, 2019

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Trip Blog Posts

Our last day

posted on Thursday May 23 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Well, our trip has come to its final day. Strategically, our final day was much more relaxed, to give our bodies and brains a chance catch up with all the walking, hiking and learning we were doing each and every day. It was our first day to sleep in, although many of us were up early enough to enjoy...

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A small sacrifice and a large temple

posted on Wednesday May 22 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom! Today was another fun-filled day around the bustling city of Jerusalem. We started the morning on the Temple Mount, where getting through security and modesty checks was not an easy task! I was surprised to find out that only teachings of Islam and Muslims were allowed within the space and NO...

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Arrivals and Departures

posted on Tuesday May 21 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

On day 7, we awoke to a cool, clear morning in Jerusalem which was a welcomed departure from the rather warm temperatures of the previous days. Ronen set today's stage with some background as has become customary. Jerusalem would not have been selected as a city site by man. Only one spring to provide...

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A God who listens

posted on Monday May 20 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Coming into Day 6, after hiking and learning about the land of Israel, I am still star struck. As we journey to the different places around the Jezreel Valley and Coastal Plain of Israel, we were able to experience and hike around Beth She’an, Nazareth, Mount Carmel, and Caesarea. Personally,...

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Galilee Boat, Mt Arbel, Lunch Falafel, Mt. Beatitudes, Capernaum and Kursi (Susita – Naked Demoniac at the Tombs)

posted on Sunday May 19 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

As I sit listening to the birds sing next to the Sea of Galilee, I am struggling to find a way to express all that God has done on day 5 of our Israel trip. I am again reminded of the limitations of our English language, because God has, not surprisingly, surpassed my ability to fully express His goodness....

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Qatzrin, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi and Bonus Emeq Kedesh

posted on Saturday May 18 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today was another excellent day in Israel! We started at Katzrin, an excavated and reconstructed town in the Golan Heights and Galilee Region. It was awesome experiencing what life was like in the time of Jesus. We dressed in first-century clothing, made bread from wheat grains and feasted on our pita...

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Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan River, Jericho

posted on Friday May 17 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today we stopped at five locations by heading north along the coast of the Dead Sea. We began with a trip to the fortress city of Masada. This was the south eastern border city of ancient Israel. The city sits atop a lone mountain plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. We took a gondola ride up to the top...

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Southern Dead Sea, Ein Avdat, Bedouin Camels and Tent teaching, and Beersheva

posted on Thursday May 16 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today we explored the Negev (southern desert) of Israel! Heading away from the salt sea with discussions about Sodom, Gomorrah and modern Israeli exports, we trekked towards the spring and canyon (Ein Avdat) at the edge of the wilderness of Zin, where Israel wandered. We are all familiar with the...

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Our First Day

posted on Wednesday May 15 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

First day began at 6:30 wake up call in our hotel at Neve Ilan surrounded by the Judea mountains encompassed within the green trees. The first stop our group visited was the Biblical Garden or Kiriath-Jearim (which means Town of the woods) where we learned much about the Promise Land and what exactly...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Mar 18 2019 at 11:38 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...

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