Turkey, Greece Study Tour with The Forge Guild

May 1-11, 2018

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Our Last Day

posted on Friday May 11 2018 at 2:22 am UTC

After enjoying an amazing evening last night, we woke up this morning excited to see the cities of Athens and Corinth. Our first stop was the Acropolis of Athens. We got the chance to see the Parthenon and all of the buildings atop the Acropolis. Then, we got a chance to read Paul’s sermon on Mars...

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Travel Day

posted on Thursday May 10 2018 at 2:41 am UTC

Not much to report on today . . . other than that we are in Athens right now!! It was a long day of travel, but it was worth it for the rooftop sunset and hang out tonight overlooking the Acropolis. Tomorrow is our last full day of studying and then we will begin our journey home on Friday. More...

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posted on Wednesday May 09 2018 at 2:18 am UTC

Today was our last full day in Turkey and it was a big one! Ephesus was our first stop of the day and it was incredible. In one site we were able to talk about 5 different books of the New Testament. Not only did we get to talk about the letter in Revelation, but we also got to take a look at Paul’s...

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posted on Tuesday May 08 2018 at 2:17 am UTC

Today we ventured to the cities of Pergamum and Smyrna. Both cities are churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation and both churches helped us consider the day’s theme of power. Both the world and the gospel have something to say about power - what it is, where it comes from, and how it should...

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posted on Monday May 07 2018 at 2:19 am UTC

Good evening from Pergamum! We have had a really wet day today. The rain and storms moved in last night and really haven’t left us all day. It didn’t dampen our spirits, but it did prevent a lot of picture taking, so we’ve only this one group shot from Sardis to share (taken just before it started...

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posted on Sunday May 06 2018 at 2:15 am UTC

After two great nights in our hotel, we bid farewell to Pamukkale and began to make our way northeast as we continue to talk about the message to the seven churches. Along the way, we stopped at a non-Biblical site called Aphrodisias. It has some unique examples of Roman architecture that we couldn’t...

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This is the Life!

posted on Saturday May 05 2018 at 6:30 am UTC

Good evening from Pamukkale! Our second day in Turkey was amazing! We started our day at Hierapolis - a city known for its thermal hot springs and travertine cliffs. It took us the entire morning to take in all the lessons God had for us there. After a hearty lunch, we ventured just a few miles to...

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Starting out

posted on Friday May 04 2018 at 5:23 am UTC

Good evening from Turkey! After a long 24 hours of travel we arrived safely in Antalya last night and got some much needed rest - grateful for smooth and safe travels. The next morning we started our tour by learning about Paul and his first missionary journey at the port of Attalia. We then were...

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On our way!

posted on Wednesday May 02 2018 at 2:14 am UTC

We are all here in Houston and ready to make our way to Turkey. We’ll post more as soon as we can! If you want to follow along with us for the next ~15 hours, check out the links below: Houston to Istanbul Instanbul to Antalya, Turkey  ...

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Preparing for our Study Tour

posted on Wednesday Apr 18 2018 at 5:14 pm UTC

Our study tour will be underway 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...

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