Turkey, Greece Study Tour with Northway Church

Jul 9-21, 2022

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Day 10 - Greece: Corinth, Giannikos Winery, Parthenon

posted on Thursday Jul 21 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Our last tour day of the 2022 Turkey/Greece trip did not disappoint!! We started strong with a word from Tyler Smith. She read Pslam 96 for us and reminded us that the history we’ve seen & beauty we’ve witnessed all reflect the glory and majesty of the Lord. She encouraged us to take...

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Day 09 - Travel to Greece

posted on Wednesday Jul 20 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Our last morning in Turkey was an early one to say the least! We had a sunrise devotion, led by Jim Wright where he reminded us that all we had learned in Turkey, should be brought back home with us as he spoke about what it truly meant to be an apostle. Then we loaded up the bus to head at 6:00 am to...

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Day 08 - Western Coast: Didyma, Miletus

posted on Tuesday Jul 19 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Today Miletus sits nestled in a lush, fertile valley. In Paul’s day, it hosted a bustling sea port on the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea near an ancient Hittite settlement. On a clear day, one can see across the strait to Samos and other Greek isles.   Romans constructed a 15,000...

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Day 07 - Western Coast: Ephesus, Ephesus Museum

posted on Monday Jul 18 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

While touring these ancient cities and receiving a crash course in their cultures, we have learned that it was a privilege to be a city chosen to build a temple for an Emperor, even when the Emperor was a hated megalomaniac, like Domitian, whose 16' statue loomed high atop his elevated temple. This physically...

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Day 06 - Western Coast: Lower Pergamum, Rug Factory, Evening Cruise on the Aegean

posted on Saturday Jul 16 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today was a lighter day. We've transitioned from ancient ruins into a cultural experience of Turkey. We've experienced Turkey as a culture of kindness. Today we were hosted by artisans who are very skilled at making beautiful Turkish rugs. What an experience! They also hosted us for lunch. I spied one...

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Day 05 - West Central Turkey: Sardis, Pergamum

posted on Friday Jul 15 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Day 5 was a glorious gift of a grind. Steep terrain made for some challenging hikes but life-changing encounters in the Word. We began the day with a reminder to avoid Spiritual “leakage.” In Matthew 13, Jesus paints the picture of one who sacrifices absolutely everything to purchase a field...

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Day 04 - West Central Turkey: Aphrodisias, Philadelphia

posted on Friday Jul 15 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Turkey...truly a beautiful country! Today we went to Aphrodisias. We were able to walk the city of ruins and learned so much about the ancient culture who lived here and it’s history. I was encouraged by the teaching and really began to appreciate the many word pictures that are used in Scripture...

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Day 03 - West Central Turkey: Hierapolis, Colossae, Laodicea

posted on Wednesday Jul 13 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

The day started with a HIGH!!!! Literally.  Most of the group woke up at 4:00 am for a hot air ballon ride. It was breath taking. Our ballon took us up 1500 feet for a phenomenal view of the Lycus River Valley. We looked directly down at the ancient city of Hierapolis, and we could see in...

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Day 02 - Central Turkey: Pisidian Antioch

posted on Wednesday Jul 13 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

The day started with breakfast at 6:45 am. The group was in high spirits as we all chatted and ate some tasty breakfast. The honeycomb was a big hit during breakfast. Laura Hobbs led the daily devotion around 7:55 am, she read from Psalm 34: 1 - 10, with emphasis on verse 8. We were encouraged to see...

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Day 01 - Southern Coast: Antalya Harbor, Antalya Museum, Perge

posted on Tuesday Jul 12 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Hi friends,  We set off on our first full day today here in Turkey. I knew we were in for a treat when I woke up and pulled back the hotel curtain to see the beautiful Mediterranean Sea set against the mountains of Bey Daglari It was truly a delight after a long day (two days?)of travel.    We...

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Day 00 - WE MADE IT SAFELY TO TURKEY!

posted on Sunday Jul 10 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

WE MADE IT! After an entire day of travel, some ticketing complications, a delayed flight, and little sleep (or loads of sleep for some), we have made it safe and sound in Antalya. God’s protection and provision was over every step of the process!! We just enjoyed a “night buffet”...

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Preparing for Turkey, Greece

posted on Friday Jul 08 2022 at 2:31 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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