Quarry Study Tours

Jun 18 - Jul 2, 2018

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Trip Blog Posts


posted on Sunday Jul 01 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Boker Tov from Jerusalem! After surviving the heat of the desert and relishing the time spent near the Sea of Galilee, we have finally made it to the City of David. It is a beautiful and sobering place. Today was a day for us to become acquainted with the area. We began with a visit to the Mount...

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Turning toward Jerusalem

posted on Saturday Jun 30 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We began our day, as we have for the last five mornings, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee listening to the sounds of the waves. It’s been a beautiful and powerful picture of where Jesus spent over 70% of His ministry. And now, as Jesus did, we turn toward Jerusalem. Scott began our first...

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A little picture of home

posted on Friday Jun 29 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

It’s our final night on the Sea of Galilee. I’m looking out to the sea from our back door and it still hits me. I’m seriously here. I’m in Israel. Everything I’ve ever read in text now has a physical image. I’ve walked along paths that have thousands of years of history....

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Building His Church

posted on Thursday Jun 28 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Gamla - “Masada of the North” We began our day with a devotional led by Jordan McDaniel at the shores of the Galilee. After a 30 to 40 minute drive, we arrived at Gamla, ancient city of the Zealots. While hiking there, we heard artillery in the distance. Scott taught us about the history...

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A mountaintop experience

posted on Wednesday Jun 27 2018 at 2:32 am UTC

Today further turned our focus from the culture of the “desert people” of the Old Testament toward the 1st century ministry recorded in the Gospels. We began with an early morning hike up Mount Arbel to a small, dark, musty cave which served as a shepherd’s cave much like that where...

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Today in Capernaum

posted on Tuesday Jun 26 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today we turned our whole focus from a time in the Negev desert to areas surrounding the Sea of Galilee. This is a huge deal! First let me tell you, I am so thankful for all we learned in the desert, but I am grateful to be learning deeply while next to a beautiful lake. But even more so, I am grateful...

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From Dead Sea to Galilee

posted on Monday Jun 25 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

At the beginning of the day, we walked no more than 50 yards from the entrance of the hotel we had stayed at the night prior for our morning devotional. Scott talked about three bodies of water in Israel with symbolic significance to the message he was about to tell us - one was a spring that I cannot...

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Masada and Ein Gedi

posted on Sunday Jun 24 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Shabbat Shalóm from the Dead Sea. Peace to you on this Sabbath day, God’s day of rest. What a fresh reminder of what was told to us on Mt. Timna yesterday. It is such a blessing to know that our Father is so committed to us and loves us in such a beautiful way! This knowing is creating grateful...

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The Negev

posted on Saturday Jun 23 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

My sweet friend Niaya told me before i went on this trip that she couldn’t even talk about her experiences for a few months and today I find myself struggling as I’m eager to share stories of God’s great love, but also feel as if there are no words that could measure up. Today we were...

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Introduction to the Desert

posted on Friday Jun 22 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Who are we and why are we here? Today marked our first day in the desert; the hot, comfortably breezy, rocky, mountainous, rugged Negev desert. The desert where Abraham and all of our other ancestors roamed as they (sometimes painfully) learned about the Father. My perspective on the Israelites who navigated...

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The Shephelah

posted on Thursday Jun 21 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

After a long and personally anxious travel day, I woke up still uneasy and exhausted feeling my heart and body unprepared. As we walked the first few miles I continued discouraging myself about feeling unprepared. However, once we reached our first stopping point at a part of Canaanite ruins something...

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We Have Arrived!

posted on Wednesday Jun 20 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Hello friends and family, We arrived later in the ninth on a Tuesday night safely. We did have delay on our flight from Turkey to Israel. Everyone is tired and excited. We got to our hotel and went straight to our rooms to try and sleep which I am not doing successfully. The team has had some great jell...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday Jun 06 2018 at 2:37 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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