Egypt, Jordan, Israel with Nile Cruise

Feb 28 - Mar 15, 2019

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posted on Thursday Mar 14 2019 at 10:00 pm UTC

Rainy Jerusalem! It was wet today but we didn’t let it stop us. In Israel they say “ALYAH”, which means, “Let’s go up!” Not only is Jerusalem the geographical high point of our trip but the spiritual one as well. What a city to see today after all we’ve learned,...

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He brings order to chaos

posted on Thursday Mar 14 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

To wake up in Israel and start your morning with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee is a very special privilege. The Sea of Galilee is the only body of fresh water in the entire middle east; its significance to Israel cannot be overstated. Fed by the Jordan River, the Sea (or lake) not only fed God’s...

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Waking up in Israel!

posted on Wednesday Mar 13 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today was our first day waking up in Israel on the Sea of Galilee! What a great feeling to be in the promised land! Today we visited Tel Dan and Caesarea Philippi in the northern part of the country, then finished in the region of the Galilee where more than 90% of Jesus’ miracles took place....

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Dead Sea and Jerash

posted on Tuesday Mar 12 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

We awoke to soft daylight and the sound of birds singing this morning. From our balconies we were greeted by a spring like day beginning in view of the Dead Sea. Many of our group woke up early to participate in the experience we call “swimming” in the Dead Sea, when the sensation is actually...

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Moving Toward the Promise Land

posted on Sunday Mar 10 2019 at 11:00 pm UTC

Jennifer led us this morning with Psalm 8 as we gathered near the buses. “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants You have established a stronghold against your enemies, To silence the...

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The Lost City

posted on Sunday Mar 10 2019 at 12:55 am UTC

What a glorious start to our day this morning at Sun City Camp! Many of us came out of our huts and walked the board walk and climbed rocks for a better view of the sun rising in the desert. The chilly morning temperature required coat, hat and gloves but soon warmed up as we enjoyed breakfast in...

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posted on Saturday Mar 09 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Good evening from Jordan! What a full but amazing day we have had! We had an early start for our last morning in Egypt, departing after breakfast for the charter flight at the Aswan airport. We arrived in Aquaba, Jordan and headed directly to lunch. We had delicious lamb, chicken and beef kabobs with...

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Our last day in Egypt

posted on Friday Mar 08 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

“What a wonderful day!” was the repeated comment in the air as we disembarked our water taxi this afternoon. The weather has been warm and sunny with a pleasant breeze here in Egypt and has contributed to our contentment. For those of us from the cold and snowy Midwest, it has been like a dream. We...

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Order Amidst Chaos

posted on Thursday Mar 07 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Our group had a very full and wonderful day for our fifth day in Egypt! Before departing the cruise boat, we enjoyed a filling breakfast and a session with Jonathan and Jennifer Greer as they touched on the Ptolemaic period of Egypt. We then ventured out into the sunny morning toward the horse-drawn...

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Valley of the Kings

posted on Wednesday Mar 06 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Another beautiful spring Egyptian day brought us bright sunshine and 75 degrees. And then we descended underground into ancient Egyptian tombs on the west bank of Luxor. These tombs were carved deep into a mountain shaped like a natural pyramid. Over 35 tombs found to date including that of King Tut,...

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Contrasts in Greatness

posted on Monday Mar 04 2019 at 11:39 pm UTC

Our third full day in Egypt started with sunshine, blue skies and a tasty breakfast. We boarded the buses and drove to visit Karnak Temple. Karnak is the largest temple complex every built by mankind in both the ancient and modern world with over 250 square miles of property. This temple is the second...

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Mud Bricks and Temples

posted on Sunday Mar 03 2019 at 11:00 pm UTC

The book of Exodus tells us that Pharaoh was threatened by how quickly the Hebrew people were growing. “In all their work,” it says, “they ruthlessly made them work as slaves” (Exodus 1:14). They were forced to make mud bricks for the construction of Pithom and Raamses in the...

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Introduction of Kings and Kingdoms

posted on Sunday Mar 03 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

It’s a great feeling to wake up and know that you are in Egypt, but to open your curtains and see the pyramids out your window is breathtaking! Our group enjoyed a beautiful breakfast at Le Meridian hotel. We met in the conference room afterwards where the general manager of GTI, Rich Ferreira...

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We have arrived!

posted on Friday Mar 01 2019 at 11:00 pm UTC

We have arrived safely here in Cairo after a long day of travel! We've enjoyed getting to know each other and we can't wait for what is in store for us tomorrow! We'll be posting daily updates so subscribe or check back each evening for more!...

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Preparing for Egypt, Jordan, Israel

posted on Thursday Feb 14 2019 at 4:36 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...

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