Israel Study Tour - Troy Thomas & Marshall Holtvluwer

Mar 18-28, 2019

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Trip Blog Posts

Our final day in Israel

posted on Wednesday Mar 27 2019 at 10:55 pm UTC

Day 08!!  Our final day in Israel.  We have been joyful all day.  Laughing together.  Telling stories.  Continuing to get to know one another.  Learning.  Growing.  It truly has been a wonderful time.  Time that at some points seemed like we have been here...

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What only He can do

posted on Wednesday Mar 27 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 07!! Ugh, today was tough. It was full of deliciousness, beauty, history, challenging truth, and heart wrenching pain. Where to begin… Okay, so lets begin with deliciousness. I discovered an amazing food at breakfast at the Dan Jerusalem Hotel, where we are staying. So I found the gnocchi,...

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The tension we live with

posted on Tuesday Mar 26 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 06!! Two more to go. It feels like we have been here for a lot longer. I want to slow down time and have the ability to see and do more. That is not possible so I will just take what I am given and be grateful and humble that I am even here at all. Because of the blog I am doing double duty looking...

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Pass on what has been given

posted on Monday Mar 25 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 05!! It is great getting to know all of my other compatriots on this trip. I had breakfast with Al and his bride Suzanne. Al is a mechanical eingeneer buuuttt he is also a musician, dabbled in stand up comedy, and served in the Army for 10 years. Suzanne is a nurse practitioner and also a massage...

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These ancient stones

posted on Sunday Mar 24 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 04!! Surprise! Another amazing day. I hope you aren't getting tired of hearing that. We are not surprised in the least bit that we have experienced an amazing day travelling around the countryside of Israel exploring Biblical locations where Godly men and women have walked.
We have had excellent...

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Where are you drinking from?

posted on Saturday Mar 23 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 3!! I'd like to begin by including you in the format of a typical day for us. We begin with breakfast which includes many wonderful and unique Mediterranean foods. They have everything from cereal, to fresh fruit, eggs, warm breads right from the oven, a variety of cheeses, and yogurt. We have coffee...

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posted on Thursday Mar 21 2019 at 11:54 pm UTC

Day 2!! I think every day will begin the same way...with an amazing breakfast! I was sitting with Tony talking about the trip and our expectations at breakfast and he shared a desire; "I want to absorb what's going on." As we travel around Israel going from one location to another, sometimes slowly and...

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Grounded in a real history

posted on Thursday Mar 21 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 1!! We spent the evening in an amazing hotel with an amazing spread of food for breakfast. It is great getting to know all of the new faces and hear their stories. Even though we come from different locations, churches, and communities, we all share a common desire to see and experience the Bible...

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We Have Arrived!

posted on Wednesday Mar 20 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

As I think about where we are going and what we will be seeing it is still very surreal. There is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air amongst those in our group. Some have gone to Israel before but most this is their first time. I am certain the fact that we are actually going to Israel...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Feb 14 2019 at 5:43 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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