Joshua Wilderness Institute - Israel

Mar 26 - Apr 7, 2017

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Trip Blog Posts

Next Year in Jerusalem!

posted on Friday Apr 07 2017 at 12:42 am UTC

Can you believe it’s already our last day in Israel?! Today’s blog entry is being hijacked by yours truly, the Spicy Redhead. This is a very special blog for me because not only is it the students’ last day in Israel, it is my last day as well. I have had the privilege to be on staff for the...

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A Memory and a Name

posted on Thursday Apr 06 2017 at 12:58 am UTC

It’s not every day that you can travel through secret tunnels, let alone King Hezekiah’s tunnel! The day began with a quick lesson from Rich about David and Bathsheba’s promiscuous occurrence, and the attempted cover-up by David. We learned the importance of being where you’re supposed to...

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posted on Wednesday Apr 05 2017 at 12:59 am UTC

After the past few days hiking and driving from the wilderness to the Promised Land, it was finally time to discover what incredible things were in store for us in the city that holds so much historical value. Today’s adventures included exploring the Temple Mount, enjoying the view from Herodium,...

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Mountains, Valleys and Oceans

posted on Tuesday Apr 04 2017 at 1:59 am UTC

Caffeinated and full of gluten, we load onto the bus and leave the Sea of Galilee, excited to move onto new adventures. With Jerusalem as the final destination, we make our first stop in the city of Nazareth. It is windy and a bit chilly as we take a small hike to the top of Mount Precipice, overlooking...

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Last Night in Galilee

posted on Monday Apr 03 2017 at 3:15 am UTC

Shalom, everyone! Andrew and Ben here. We just wanted to take a minute and tell you about all the awesome stuff that happened today in Israel. We got to go to a few different sites, hear some incredible teaching, and experience some really cool things. To start the day off, we all grouped up near...

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Reflective Waters

posted on Sunday Apr 02 2017 at 12:58 am UTC

Shabbat Shalom! Michael (Georgia) and Marisa here! Today we traveled to Susita, Bet She’an, Harod Spring, and floated on the Sea of Galilee. Seeing the size of Susita and Beit She’an helped clarify our understanding of the geographical aspect of the Bible. To be able to imagine everyday life...

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Following the Footsteps of Jesus

posted on Saturday Apr 01 2017 at 12:51 am UTC

Shalom!! It’s Kaitlynn x2!!! (Caitlynn Callan/ Kaitlyn Farris). Currently we are writing this sitting next to the Sea of Galilee. Today we started out at Capernaum along the sea of Galilee. All I could keep thinking about was my savior walked along these shores. We learned that was where Jesus called...

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A Day in The Desert

posted on Friday Mar 31 2017 at 1:33 am UTC

Site #1: Ein Gedi We started our hike to a waterfall by seeing ibex, which are the national animal of Israel. After walking for a few minutes, we stopped and looked at some caves. There was a short teaching by Courtney on David running from Saul which is found in 1 Samuel 24. While David was running...

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Happy Hump Day!

posted on Thursday Mar 30 2017 at 1:21 am UTC

Shalom! Shalom! Cass and Court here! Today was a BIG day! Starting off the morning bright and early, we tackled Masada. This is something we have been working towards since September by walking up the Joshua hill, so we were well prepared to “conquer the land!” Masada was a fortress that was perfect...

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Shalom Shalom!

posted on Wednesday Mar 29 2017 at 1:33 am UTC

Day one in Israel and it is definitely the start of a grand adventure! We began our day at Yad Hashmona, which means ‘Memorial of the Eight.’ It is a kibbutz built in the region of Kiriath Jearim. In the story recorded in I Samuel 4-7:1-2, we saw how in this place God was forgotten. We learned...

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We Made it to Israel!

posted on Monday Mar 27 2017 at 11:36 pm UTC

Wow what a long trip but we have finally arrived in Israel. You wouldn’t believe the amazing conversations and adventures we have already experienced. Istanbul was great but we really only had enough time to run through the airport to catch our flight to Israel. A few of us had the opportunity...

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Leaving on a Jet plane

posted on Monday Mar 27 2017 at 2:06 am UTC

The time has finally come at last. Today we all met at 3 pm at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX to begin the check in process with Turkish Airlines for our trip to Israel. Everyone is really excited and we can’t wait to begin our study tour through the Holy Land. Once we board our flight...

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Israel in a few days

posted on Friday Mar 10 2017 at 3:03 pm UTC

Shalom friends and family It’s hard to believe that over 7 months of Joshua has already passed and we are closing in on the last months of the program.  I think that I can speak for everyone in that we are all really excited about our trip to Israel that is coming up in just a few days.  The students...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday Mar 08 2017 at 4:31 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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