Israel Study Tour with Bridges for Peace, Central Life Church, Lighthouse Christian Church, Village Bible Church

Jun 18-29, 2017

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Better understand the story

posted on Wednesday Jun 28 2017 at 1:43 am UTC

Our day began with breakfast at our various host homes and then volunteer work at three different schools in Beit Shemesh. We painted, cleared a garden, helped in the school library, and spoke English with the students among other things. We ate a picnic lunch in a nearby forest and then made our...

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If I forget you, O Jerusalem...

posted on Tuesday Jun 27 2017 at 1:41 am UTC

"If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget it's skill!" - Psalm 137:5. We had an unforgettable day in Jerusalem! We began our day in the City of David, the oldest portion of Jerusalem. We went down, down, down beneath the city to the Gihon spring and Hezekiah's Tunnel. King Hezekiah's men...

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Living water

posted on Monday Jun 26 2017 at 12:11 am UTC

Today we trekked through the Nahal David at Ein Gedi, learning about David's interactions with King Saul at the very location. We even got to see hyraxes and ibexes, mentioned in the text! Pastor Ron taught us about living water and asked us if we're all in . . . right before he stepped under a waterfall! [topic...

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Where have we compromised

posted on Sunday Jun 25 2017 at 12:26 am UTC

Today some of us started out with an abrupt teaching moment of the traditions on the sabbath! If you get in the "Shabbat Elevator" don't press any buttons! That's considered work...and they may or may not smack your hand down and scold you in Hebrew :) - if you weren't awake yet, you definitely were...

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Beth Shean, the Jordan river, and more!

posted on Saturday Jun 24 2017 at 12:28 am UTC

Hello everyone, it is so difficult to put into words what this tour group is experiencing. Everyday there are multiple "wow" moments! We are also awed by all that we are seeing and learning here. We were most impacted a few days ago by Mt. Arbel and Doug was able to bless us with the shofar. The...

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Through the roof

posted on Friday Jun 23 2017 at 12:35 am UTC

Greetings! Today we completed our tour of the Sea of Galilee with a visit to a small town called Kursi and then spent the majority of the time in the Golan Heights. The first site visited was Kursi, a Gentile town on the eastern part of the Sea of Galilee in the area known as the Gerasenes. The town...

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Teaching on the shoreline!

posted on Thursday Jun 22 2017 at 4:02 am UTC

Today we ventured out onto the waters of the Sea of Galilee, with a boat ride from our hotel on the eastern shore, to a kibbutz called Nof Ginosar on the western shore. We shared our testimonies with one another, prayed for each other, heard a lesson on renewal and following Jesus, and danced! At...

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The scripture came alive!

posted on Tuesday Jun 20 2017 at 7:56 pm UTC

Thank you for your continued prayers! We made it safely to Israel! YEAH! Today was a packed day filled will teaching as we walked the land and saw some amazing sights. Ronen is our local tour guide and is a wealth of information. He is very likeable, throwing in humor throughout the day. We began...

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We have arrived!

posted on Tuesday Jun 20 2017 at 12:04 am UTC

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday May 11 2017 at 11:27 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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