Israel Study Tour with Oaks Christian School, Molina & Mayer

Feb 15-24, 2017

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Trip Blog Posts

Study Tour Wrap Up Video

posted on Friday Feb 24 2017 at 9:41 pm UTC

Now that our study tour is complete, hopefully you'll be able to talk to one of us in person about what we saw, heard, learned, and experienced! Below is a wrap up video that serves as a nice summary of the trip and a reminder of all that we did. Leave us a comment below or head over and like GTI...

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Final Day of a Trip of a Lifetime

posted on Friday Feb 24 2017 at 1:11 am UTC

We made it! Our last day in Israel was bittersweet to say the least. Throughout the past ten days we have become a family—many of us started out as strangers but the friendships we have formed will last a lifetime. We began the day at the Mt. of Olives. All of us were a little cold and groggy but...

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A Mom’s Perspective

posted on Thursday Feb 23 2017 at 1:10 am UTC

As I sit here and reflect on day 6 of this amazing journey through Israel, I keep coming back to the same conclusion that this trip has surpassed my expectations in ways I can’t begin to articulate. Prior to coming I thought to myself, “how is it going to be studying the bible all day every day for...

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A High # Five and a Lost iPhone

posted on Wednesday Feb 22 2017 at 1:01 am UTC

So, this morning we had an interesting dilemma. It all stemmed from last night when I had the rough realization that I, Rachel Cassar, had yet again left my phone somewhere—this time on the Mountain of the Beatitudes (not a bad place if I was going to have to choose). We had driven too far from the...

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Worship and amazement

posted on Tuesday Feb 21 2017 at 2:01 am UTC

We have transitioned from traveling through solely the Old Testament, to walking in the footsteps of our Lord, Jesus Christ. In the morning, the winds howled and rushed through our hair as we headed out to the Sea of Galilee. The Spirit of the Lord overwhelmed us as we worshipped on the lake where Jesus...

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Experiencing God & Finding Family in the Desert

posted on Monday Feb 20 2017 at 12:23 am UTC

Today has been incredible! My eyes have been opened so much throughout the past couple days in Israel, every site we have visited and learned about has completely blown my mind! Ask anyone on this trip and they will say all I have said is “this is crazy!”, “this is insane!”, and “this is breath...

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The adventure continues

posted on Sunday Feb 19 2017 at 12:48 am UTC

Waking up to an incredible sunrise next to Dead Sea set the present for today's explorations. After most of us got a good night of sleep, we were all geared up for our march to the top of Masada. Masada is one of the most astounding sights. What was once a stronghold and World Trade Center, now towers...

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No idea what I was getting into!

posted on Saturday Feb 18 2017 at 12:59 am UTC

Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting into.  After hurriedly throwing clothes into my suitcase and navigating through breakfast, I climbed onto the bus, expecting a busy but somewhat boring day:  we’d hike several miles and then sit for an hour listening to the tour guide drone on and on and...

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We've Arrived!

posted on Friday Feb 17 2017 at 1:05 am UTC

Friends and Family, Greetings from Israel! We just made it safely after a 20 hour journey from LAX including two flights and a short stop in Istanbul. Our first flight lasted about 12 hours and included a very delicious dinner (yes, you read that correctly! Turkish Air has the best food!) and then...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday Jan 07 2017 at 12:15 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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