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Turkey Study Tour with The Forge Guild

April 28 - May 7, 2021

Led by Jared Schuler, Matt Lantz
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Trip Blog Posts


posted on Wednesday May 05 2021 at 8:30 pm UTC

Written by Matt Lantz Hello everyone! We had an absolutely beautiful day in Ephesus today. It started out with us being the only group in the entire park this morning - which is incredible! Normally Ephesus sees 3.5M visitors each year and is packed with people. Today, it was just us. So, we got to...

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Pergamum & Smyrna

posted on Wednesday May 05 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Written by Matt Lantz Good evening, friends! We have made our way to the beautiful coastal town of Kusadasi on the western coast of Turkey. The weather was beautiful today and we had a great day visiting two of the seven churches of Revelation: Pergamum and Smyrna. The lessons at these two churches...

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Sardis and Thyatira - Where does your true security lie?

posted on Monday May 03 2021 at 11:00 pm UTC

Written by Mark Garwood Howdy from Turkey! We continue to be amazed daily by what the Lord is teaching us in this amazing place, a land full of history and the early foundations of our faith. Praise be to God for his faithfulness through the centuries, from the believers in these ancient cities...

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Talk About a Victory Lap

posted on Monday May 03 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Written by Ferrin Gillespie It was a warm and humid day in Turkey as our group got off of our buses and stepped foot in Aphrodisias this morning. Upon our arrival, we quickly made our way to the museum on site, where a little bit of air conditioning was greatly appreciated and got to see about 30...

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Rethinking Prosperity

posted on Saturday May 01 2021 at 4:00 pm UTC

written by Matt Lantz Hello friends and family! We are having a great time in Turkey so far. We are all safe and well and enjoying what we are seeing and learning. Thank you for thinking and praying for us so faithfully! Today we spent our day in the three major cities of the Lycus River valley:...

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posted on Friday April 30 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

written by Audra Metz & Caleb Howard Hello hello! Today marked our first day in Turkey! We woke up to coffee and breakfast by the Mediterranean sea and then headed out to Attalia where Matt presented his case for why Paul was the ideal person to deliver the Gospel during the 1st century. We sat...

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We have arrived!

posted on Thursday April 29 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Just a quick note to let you know we've arrived! We're all tired yet excited for tomorrow. Check back for updates, we'll keep you posted!...

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Preparing for Turkey

posted on Monday April 26 2021 at 3:47 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 along...

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