Israel Study Tour - Lake Almanor Community Church

Nov 10-21, 2017

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The great privilege

posted on Tuesday Nov 21 2017 at 4:17 am UTC

St Anne’s Through out our day, we walked along the Via Dolorosa (“the way of pain”). This is the tradition route that Christ took as he went to the cross. As we began our day, we visited St Anne’s church and had the chance to sing and to hear other groups sing as well. This was one of the highlights...

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posted on Monday Nov 20 2017 at 1:57 am UTC

Today we went to the Western Wall and the Rabbinic Tunnels, the City of David, the Stepped Stone Structure, Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah's Tunnel. Then we went to lunch with the giant bagels and ended the day at Yad Vashem. Some of us went over to the Jaffa Gate area and explored a bit. [topic name='western-wall'] [topic...

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God with us

posted on Saturday Nov 18 2017 at 11:08 am UTC

Mount of Olives Atop the Mount of Olives, overlooking the many tombs on the hillside, and the beautiful view of Jerusalem, our group sat and listened to Ronen and Pastor Paul teach. Looking towards the temple mount, we read of the near-sacrifice of Isaac on that mountain (Mount Moriah), and of Christ’s...

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God will always find a way to remind His people

posted on Saturday Nov 18 2017 at 12:52 am UTC

Ronen, our tour guide, is our rabbi for the week – our teacher and explicator of the text (and the geography), and make clear he has. Today he began our lessons within minutes of leaving the kibbutz in En Gev, starting with what exactly is a kibbutz. They began as a collective group attempting to...

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...just as they did so long ago.

posted on Friday Nov 17 2017 at 1:46 am UTC

Today is Thursday November 16th, day 5 of this forever life changing trip. As they say in Hebrew this has been a “Sababa" kind of day. Said with a thumbs up it means, good, all is well. I say AMAZING! Our day began and ended in the Sea of Galilee. This morning at 8:30 AM four sisters in Christ were...

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The Miracle Maker

posted on Thursday Nov 16 2017 at 1:30 am UTC

Today marks our fourth day experiencing the holy land. What a sacred time of having the Bible come to life. The foundation of our faith lies here. Today we woke up to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water. My favorite experience today was taking a wooden boat where we worshipped and danced...

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Hidden for thousands of years

posted on Wednesday Nov 15 2017 at 1:07 am UTC

Ein Gedi - 1 Samuel 23:29 – 24 We started with a visit to the area where King Saul and his three thousand soldiers pursued David in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks. And sure enough, the wild goat (ibex) was there. We learned about other wildlife in the area- the hyrax or rock badger- and that in...

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No wonder everyone grumbled and complained.

posted on Tuesday Nov 14 2017 at 12:58 am UTC

Negev, Israel We spent our time in the desert in the south of Israel, the Negev. The Negev is vast and hot and barren and the thing that kept occurring to us is, "Why here?" Why did God bring the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) here to this rough place? Someone said, "No wonder everyone grumbled...

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A good place to begin

posted on Monday Nov 13 2017 at 1:35 am UTC

It's a good place to begin. Any trip that starts in a garden seems like it'll be a good trip. Our first stop here in Israel was a Biblical Garden in the hill country of Judah called Yad Hashmona. I took a bunch of photos there, only to discover that I had forgotten to put my memory card back into my...

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Here we go!

posted on Sunday Nov 12 2017 at 4:30 pm UTC

Good morning from Israel! Quite the whirlwind of travel and planes and luggage and people. The details there aren't all that exciting except to say that it was long, but not overly stressful. However, the thought that came to me this morning is that whether or not we're ready, because "Here we go!"...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday Nov 08 2017 at 10:44 pm 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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