Israel & Jordan

Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2019

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Our final day in the land

posted on Thursday Sep 12 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Our final day in the land. We left our hotel and drove down the ridge along the top of the Mount of Olives to the most amazing panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We oriented ourselves on the geography, the history, and then were challenged from the Word of God from Acts 1. This is where...

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On the Southern Steps

posted on Wednesday Sep 11 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

On our second full day in Jerusalem we started the day with a devotional time in Galatians 3:27-29. We are Abraham’s seed and heirs to the promise. We shared our thoughts on what we are learning and the spiritual juices were in high gear as we boarded our bus at our usual time, 7:45 am. Today...

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The Temple Mount

posted on Monday Sep 09 2019 at 11:30 pm UTC

There’s something really special when you wake up for the first time in Jerusalem. The place you’ve read about for many years in the Bible and watched on television in the news. Now we’re here in our spiritual homeland. An amazing feeling of familiarity while at the same time strangely...

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Life in the big city

posted on Sunday Sep 08 2019 at 7:00 pm UTC

We took in one last beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee as we shared in our morning devotion down at the shore. This morning we say goodbye to this wonderful countryside region. A favorite for many. We traveled south along the Jordan valley to the ancient Roman city of Bet She’an; the house...

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Around Galilee

posted on Saturday Sep 07 2019 at 11:00 pm UTC

Waking up on the east side of the Sea of Galilee is a perfect spot for our morning devotional on Susita. Rich shared the story of the man who was Demon possessed (Mark 5), and how that Jesus healed him after arriving here from the other side of the Lake. Then, how this man went into the Decapolis...

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Firsthand experience

posted on Saturday Sep 07 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

There comes a point on every tour that the group begins to gel. It takes on a degree of community as friendships are forged and people become comfortable with one another. It’s all about trust in relationships, isn’t it? Couple this with the deep passion for understanding and insights...

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Faith and perseverance

posted on Friday Sep 06 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

This morning as the sun rose in the east over the mountains of Moab and shining down on the Dead Sea was a special sight to behold. It marked the beginning of another day of adventure in Israel. After breakfast we walked down to the water’s edge and Rich lead us in a time of reflection and...

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Crossing into Israel

posted on Thursday Sep 05 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Depending on what part of the country you’re from I imagine most of us don’t wake up in the desert. It is a very unique experience. Pleasant temperature with low humidity, clear skies, vast spaces, red sand, and amazing scenery as the sun rises. This was our morning at Sun City Camp in Wadi...

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posted on Wednesday Sep 04 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

It’s amazing what a good night of sleep can do for the mind, body, and soul. We woke up to a beautiful comfortable morning, packed up and enjoyed a tasty buffet breakfast before going to Petra to explore. And, it did not disappoint! The walk in the desert climate through rock canyons was...

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Our first day

posted on Tuesday Sep 03 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

After a long but exciting journey from the States, our group converged in Istanbul and then took the flight together to Amman, Jordan. It was a short night and we were up and at it this morning. After breakfast we gathered for our orientation to include; our ‘Mixer’, exercise that introduced...

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We Have Arrived

posted on Sunday Sep 01 2019 at 10:00 pm UTC

After a long day of travel we have finally arrived in Amman Jordan. The journey started with our group coming from Chicago, Miami, Washington DC and Los Angeles. We all met up in Istanbul and then flew together to Amman. We are looking forward to a good nights rest before we begin our adventure tomorrow. Continue...

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A long flight ahead!

posted on Sunday Sep 01 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

After many months of anticipation, our study tour is upon us! We'll be departing this evening on our two-leg journey to Jordan. If you want to follow along with our flights, check out the links below and check back soon for our daily updates throughout the trip! Track our Chicago to Istanbul...

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Preparing for Jordan & Israel

posted on Wednesday Aug 07 2019 at 4:29 pm UTC

Our trip to Jordan & Israel is finally here! Once we're on the ground in Jordan, 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...

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