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Israel Study Tour with Northway Church

June 14-25, 2021

Led by Shea Sumlin
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Trip Blog Posts

Jesus Day

posted on Friday June 25 2021 at 12:00 pm UTC

We have been waiting for this day! The entire Bible points to our Savior and today we got to see and experience where Jesus wept, where He carried the cross and where He was crucified and buried. We began at the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane where Shea shared the story of how Jesus prayed...

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Compromise, Healing, and Lament

posted on Wednesday June 23 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

Hello again from Jerusalem!  We had another full day ahead of us, and we were eager to dive in. We began today's journey located just south of the Temple Mount in the City of David.   City of David First, we spent time getting acclimated to our surroundings.  From the top of the...

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Where is our Treasure? 

posted on Wednesday June 23 2021 at 4:05 am UTC

Temple Mount  Today was the first time getting to walk through Jerusalem. We started at the Temple Mount, where 7 significant stories took place. This is the place where Abraham was commanded by God to take his son Isaac and sacrifice him. Then we learned of all the temples that were built (and...

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The God of Unconditional Kindness, Victory, and Providence

posted on Monday June 21 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

Today we got to walk through and visit sites that reminded us that our God is in total control, He loves us even though we don’t deserve it, and he continues to be faithful and provide for his children. As a current reminder, when we finished our day and arrived at our hotel in Jerusalem the...

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Northern Israel

posted on Sunday June 20 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shavua tov! That’s “good week” in Hebrew, a typical greeting on Sunday when the Israeli work week begins. We started this morning waking up in the east coast of the Sea of Galilee. Katzrin: We headed out to a site called Katzrin, though not mentioned in the Bible as a place Jesus...

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Walking Where Jesus Walked

posted on Saturday June 19 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

Hello, family and friends of the Northway GTI Tour! My name is Kelsey, and I'm so excited to write today's blog. We had another full day in the Holy Land, and I'm grateful for the chance to tell you all about it. Today, we all felt blessed to have the opportunity to walk where Jesus walked and learn...

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Strongholds and Living Water

posted on Friday June 18 2021 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today was our final day in the Negev before heading up to the northern portion of Israel. We started our day at Masada, a non-biblical site, but an important site in understanding part of Israel’s history and particularly the first Jewish-Roman war. Masada means “stronghold or fortress”...

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A day of desert dwelling

posted on Thursday June 17 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

WILDERNESS OF ZIN: We started the day by taking a two-hour drive down to the Negev – a desolate and rocky region that makes up the southern half of Israel. There we arrived at Ein Avdat National Park in the Wilderness of Zin, where we put our feet to the desert and walked the paths of the Israelites...

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Encouraged, reminded, and challenged

posted on Thursday June 17 2021 at 2:45 am UTC

Kiriath-Jearim This was the perfect site to start the first day.  A foundation of the land’s geography and topography was laid for us.  We also spent time learning about the 7 Species of foods that are native to Israel and how they were harvested and some of the symbolism in the Bible. ...

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We have arrived!

posted on Tuesday June 15 2021 at 8:00 pm UTC

Howdy y’all! We’re in Israel! Thank you so much for following our trip through this blog and praying for all of us. We were all able to get through each airport with only minor issues (that may have caused some nervous sweating and a few tears) but God was gracious and we made it on both...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday April 26 2021 at 3:51 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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