Israel Study Tour with Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo

Nov 5-16, 2018

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Trip Blog Posts

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

posted on Friday Nov 16 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.“ Psalm 122:6 For our final day we heard from Pastor Bill at the Mount of Olives, Pastor Rob in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yehuda gave us a fabulous tour of Jerusalem including the biblical portion of the Via Dolorosa, and...

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Walking Where Jesus Walked

posted on Thursday Nov 15 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today is our second to last day of touring here in Israel and the second full day spent in Jerusalem. Our first stop was The City of David just south of the temple mount. Here we learned about the typical Jewish home of that time and Yehuda our guide showed us the remains of what they believed to be...

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Day 7 on the Ground.....

posted on Wednesday Nov 14 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

As we sit and think through the events of the day, we are struck by a sense of exhilarating exhaustion. And oxymoron? Perhaps. This day was PACKED with so many pieces of fascinating history that the mind feels as though it is mush! But let’s take a glimpse into what brings us to this place. Our...

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Falling back into religion

posted on Tuesday Nov 13 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Our first stop was to Beth She’an, the 3-gated Canaanite city which was strategically built on the road from Egypt to Damascus and used by Egypt as a means of controlling the Canaanites. It was a city that provided the people of the time a chance to talk to the traders and learn any important news...

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Pigs and a cliffhanger

posted on Monday Nov 12 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We started our adventure for this Sunday by loading up and getting on the road at 8 AM in the morning. It was an amazing drive as the weather was fine. It was a very wonderful day driving down the highway on our way to the Golan Heights which is an amazing ride in itself. On our left was the Sea of Galilea...

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The place where Jesus began His ministry

posted on Sunday Nov 11 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

This morning began with cloudy skies and a brisk wind, and we were told to bundle up – it might rain.  We donned our rain coats and headed out for a hearty breakfast.  Nevertheless, we had exciting things to look forward to.  We had seen, experienced and learned so much in the last...

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Rivers of Living Water

posted on Saturday Nov 10 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Our first stop of the day was in En Gedi. En means spring and Gedi means little wild goats. Yes, we started our day in the spring of little wild goats. What is the significance of En Gedi? David lived in the strongholds of En Gedi while he was hiding from Saul. En Gedi is a beautiful oasis in Israel...

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Full and Overflowing

posted on Friday Nov 09 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

“...that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19b Thursday in Israel began with a gondola ride up to the top of a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea where Herod the Great built Masada in 31BC. The fortress now lies in ruins, but the base of most of the structure remains...

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Don’t Pigeon-Hole Me There!

posted on Thursday Nov 08 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We got an early morning start after a late arrival, but appreciated the amazing breakfast buffet and the fellowship of friends, some old and some new, as we got on the bus. Our itinerary was full of Hebrew names and places, so we really had no idea what to expect. Our first stop was Yad Hashmonah. At...

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The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in...

posted on Wednesday Nov 07 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and forever. Psalm 121:8 Jill spoke this over us after her husband, Pastor Brian, prayed for our group. Most of our group left the church parking lot in a shuttle around 1pm on Monday. Pastor Rob sat next to the driver in...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Sep 27 2018 at 2:30 am 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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