Wow – the last day of the our amazing pilgrimage to the Holy Land. What a journey it has been. Today we had our group picture overlooking the old city. We went to the Valley of Elah where David slew Goliath. We gathered a few stones like David from the river bed there. After an […]
We began our Friday at the Teaching Steps, the ancient steps of the temple where Jesus and later the disciples taught. Then we visited the powerfully somber prison where Jesus spent the early morning before his crucifixion. After that we toured the Vad Yashem Holocaust museum. We spent the afternoon visiting the Mt of Olives […]
Early morning began in the old City of David and then braving the darkness of Hezekiah’s tunnel. After a long walk back up to the bus, we spent time in prayer and fascination at the Western Wall. Next was the site of the Upper Room and King David’s Tomb. Then we headed back to Bethlehem […]
Today, the last day of October, we went to the Dead Sea. First up was Herod’s fortress of Masada. The view from the top was spectacular, while the story of the Jewish Wars was sobering. Then on to En Gedi, where David hid from Saul. Qumran was next, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls […]
Our first day in Jerusalem (day 6) was touring from sun up to sun down. Our first stop was the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. We then saw the Pool of Bethesda and sang a hymn in the amazing acoustics of the Church of St. Anne. Then to Bethlehem where we sang […]
We began our day with several from our group reaffirming their baptism vows with a baptism in the Jordan River! Next was a walk down the ancient Roman streets of Beit She’an. We then traveled through the West Bank to see both Joseph’s Well and Jacob’s Well. Our last stop was atop Mt Gerizim, the […]
Today we truly walked in the footsteps of Jesus along the ancient streets of Chorazim and Bethsaida. Then it was up to the recent battlefields of the Golan Heights where we could see Syria and much of northern Israel stretched out before us. From there we went to Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Jesus as […]
Our morning began with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, and then a visit to the 2000 year old fishing boat found in the lake a few years ago. We visited the home town of the early disciple at Capernaum, including the synagogue site where Jesus taught and performed miracles. The views from […]
What a whirlwind first day in the Promise Land! We started at the ancient port town of Caesarea. Then it was inland to the amazing panorama view from Mt Carmel. And finally to Nazareth, the home town of Jesus.
We all made it by several plane routes to Israel today for our trip of a lifetime! Even got to get a quick extra trip to Jaffa. We’re all excited for this meaningful journey.