Israel Study Tour with The Well Community Church

Nov 25 - Dec 6, 2018

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Trip Blog Posts

The story of Jesus is far from over

posted on Wednesday Dec 05 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

After seeing, touching, and walking the Land, we fell more in love with Jesus and our hunger and thirst for His word grew stronger. Our love for, and understanding of His people were deepened and expanded. Yesterday our guide pointed up from where we were sitting on the Southern Steps to the Mt. of Olives...

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First day in Jerusalem

posted on Tuesday Dec 04 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Tensions were high as we got off the bus this morning because we were entering a place where we would be watched closely by the security guards. They absolutely do not allow people to bring anything religious in to the area. So we had to leave our bibles and even our study guidebooks behind. The teaching...

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Easily pulled away

posted on Monday Dec 03 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

As we head into Jerusalem for the evening itʼs the first evening of Hanukkah. Today we left Galilee and went to Beth Shean. This was a significant site due to its location that controlled the route east to west. King Saul and his sons were killed close to hear and their bodies were brought here. The...

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Excitement, richness, and celebration

posted on Sunday Dec 02 2018 at 2:00 am UTC

Day five was one of excitement, richness, and celebration. As Saturday in Israel this day was the Sabbath. Following last nights special dinner, the group did not take the day off of exploring the Galilee region. Day five held the most cited to be visited then previous days. A total of seven sites were...

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A Simpler Life

posted on Saturday Dec 01 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Our group visited the Ancient Katzrin Village in Golan Heights as we drove up the mountains and away from the Sea of Galilee. We were transported back to a time when there was less distraction and more community....a simpler, richer way of life. There we saw how a family and community would have lived...

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Humble, patient, and dependent

posted on Friday Nov 30 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

..... “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” –Psalm 42:1-2 When my soul is weary, for what do I thirst? Am I drawn to the broken cisterns of the world, or the flowing...

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Delighting in the Lord

posted on Thursday Nov 29 2018 at 2:00 am UTC

Some highlights from today: “When Brad talked to us in the middle of the hike about the trees and the roots in the Wilderness of Zin. Our spiritual life can be compared to that of a tree. The roots are reaching towards the water, just like how we have a longing for Christ.” “The...

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Started in a garden

posted on Wednesday Nov 28 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Day 1 in Israel started in a garden, where we learned of the promises of God in Deuteronomy 8:6-8 describing the promised land. A land flowing with milk and honey, but the milk came from goats and sheep and the honey coming from the sweetness of the dates. There we also learned about the traditions of...

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After a long day of travel

posted on Monday Nov 26 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

After a long day of travel with several delays, the group finally landed in Tel Aviv at 12:30am. Tired and ready for bed, the group made their way to Neve Ilan for a short night sleep. We are grateful for safe travels and excited to begin our tour....

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Sep 27 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

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