Turkey & Greece

Apr 26 - May 7, 2019

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Our Last Day

posted on Monday May 06 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

When you wake up in Athens, and end your day in Istanbul, you feel like an accomplished world traveler! After a full day, and an evening of music and dancing the night before. . .we began our day with breakfast overlooking the Athens Acropolis (again) and set out for the airport. We said goodbye to...

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Our first full day in Greece

posted on Sunday May 05 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

Written by Craig Hill, Group Leader and Teacher Today was our first full day in Greece! Our Greek guide Mariza met us early at the hotel and pointed out the rich history of the city of Athens. And as we drove from Athens to Greece we learned about the unique geography of the Nation. This tiny county...

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Ephesus!

posted on Saturday May 04 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

Ahhh, today was the day for Ephesus! A place of magic for the pagans; a place of miracles for the Christians. With each step we seemed to walk back in time as we strolled down Curetes Street, marveling at everything before us. Might it have been just a little intimidating for the early Christians living...

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Passion and sacrifice

posted on Friday May 03 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

We begin the day in Pergamum with a lesson from Craig on 1 Peter who writes to God’s people, “strangers in the world,” scattered throughout the parts of Turkey we are visiting. (Again the Word comes alive for us in this place and we find ourselves so hungry for more). Peter encourages...

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Sardis

posted on Thursday May 02 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

As we departed the Lycus Valley and pass the sign for Colossae (home of the Colossians), Craig starts to share about written words in ancient times. Letters were hand-delivered and the person who delivered these was exceedingly important, especially their character and the stories they brought with...

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In the Lycus Valley

posted on Wednesday May 01 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

Today was another amazingly beautiful day here in the Lycus Valley. We began with a sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight over the stunning White Cascades in Pamakkule, with views of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis. It was truly a bird’s eye view of this entire valley; giving an incredibly unique...

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Another amazing day

posted on Tuesday Apr 30 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

Today we visited the incredible ancient city of Pisidia Antioch where Paul, in his first missionary journey, preached to both Jew and Gentile. The city sat on a hill, covering 47 acres, and to view it firsthand presented a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding countryside on another lovely,...

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Idols we carry

posted on Monday Apr 29 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

“Blessed are the flexible for they shall be bent but not broken” is a good motto to live by when you travel. This morning a majority of us woke up early (way to early) to catch a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia at sunrise. The bummer was due to weather it was delayed and then eventually...

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Where many Christian brothers and sisters lived out their faith

posted on Monday Apr 29 2019 at 2:00 am UTC

Today is our first full day in Turkey. After a long day of travel it was great to get some sleep last night and a good breakfast this morning before heading to the ancient biblical city of Tarsus. Ozan our Turkish guide spent the morning as we drove giving us context on the area and the geographic...

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We Have Arrived

posted on Saturday Apr 27 2019 at 9:00 pm UTC

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

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Preparing for Turkey & Greece

posted on Thursday Apr 25 2019 at 7:14 pm UTC

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

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