Calvary Church Israel Study Tour

February 6-17, 2017

Led by Matt Davis, Eric Wakeling
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Trip Blog Posts

Happy Valentine's Day!

posted on Tuesday February 14 2017 at 9:55 pm UTC

We started Valentine's Day way earlier than our friends back in the USA and we are LOVING it. Today was a travel day as we sadly left the peaceful shores of Galilee. Today was a rough day for weather. Cold winds and rain made for difficult travel. Our first stop was Nazareth where we headed up to...

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The Romans are Coming!

posted on Monday February 13 2017 at 11:58 pm UTC

We spent today in Rome! Well, not actually in Rome but in two Roman cities of the Decapolis. The first of these was Bet Shean. We entered the back gate of the site in the pouring rain. We questioned whether or not we should do the hike but we persisted and made it through. We placed ourselves in the...

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The North!

posted on Sunday February 12 2017 at 11:50 pm UTC

We all played dress-up today in Katzrin as we did the cultural experience of pressing oil, baking bread and seeing what life would be like in homes during biblical times. Everyone had fun taking part in all these activities and it helped us understand the every day parts of life more tangibly. [topic...

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Floating, hiking and riding!

posted on Friday February 10 2017 at 12:37 am UTC

What an adventure! We started the day at Masada. About half the group hiked the snake path while the other (smarter) half enjoyed the comforts of the gondola tram. Masada is a wondrous place with a tragic but compelling story of a group of zealots who would rather take their own lives than become slaves...

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Old Testament Beginnings!

posted on Wednesday February 08 2017 at 4:15 pm UTC

Today was our first full day in the land of Israel. We began with a delicious breakfast in the hotel where many enjoyed some different options like herring, gnocchi, olives and cheesecake in addition to some staples of cheese, scrambled eggs and cereal. Coffee was the most sought after item on the menu...

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Departure Day!

posted on Monday February 06 2017 at 3:23 pm UTC

The Calvary Church crew from both California and Michigan are finally on our way. After countless hours of learning, physical training, shopping, packing and praying we are actually getting on the airplane. Please pray for safety as we travel and for fresh minds and bodies when we hit the road outside...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday January 07 2017 at 12:16 am 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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