Jerusalem- Home of Caiaphas, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and The Garden Tomb

November 8, 2019

Our last day in the city of Jerusalem was full of memorable places and teachings! We enjoyed a teaching inside the ruins of a house similar to what Caiaphas would have lived in. Church of holy sepulcher commemorating the death of Jesus  Rabbi John appropriately offered the teaching on Jesus trials…

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Jerusalem- The Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane

November 6, 2019

Today we began on top of the Mount of Olives. Can you see the Dome of the Rock in the background? The Garden of Gethsemane was a moving experience for us…the stories from the gospels in the New Testament came alive as we wandered and sat amongst the rows of…

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Jerusalem- Temple Mount, Western Wall and Tunnels

November 5, 2019

We started out this beautiful clear day at the Temple Mount. We also wandered through different tunnels beneath the city of Jerusalem which run along the Western Wall. We ended our day at the Western Wall. Some of us joined the Jews who were praying along the base of the…

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Nazareth, Mt. Carmel and Caesarea

November 4, 2019

Unfortunately we had to said good bye to our friends Jan and Adria today. Jan’s brother passed away unexpectedly so they needed to fly to the Netherlands for the funeral. We are sad to see them leave early.  Please pray for this family as they morn their loss.   This morning…

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Capernaum, Susita, and Beth She’An

November 3, 2019

Matthew 4:13 tells us that Jesus called Capernaum (village of comfort) home during his years of ministry. It is also the location of what they believe is the ruins of Peter’s home. The Roman Catholic Church has built a dome over the top of his home. We could see it…

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Mt. Arbel, Korazim, and the Jordan River

November 2, 2019

We started out the day with another hike…up to the top of Mt. Arbel, the location of where they believe Jesus ascended into heaven and left the disciples with the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:16-20) Once on top, we had a the same view of the Sea of Galilee that Jesus…

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En Gedi and the Dead Sea

November 2, 2019

After breakfast, we visited En Gedi. As you can see, we had quite a strenuous hike to the waterfall! You might be interested in reading the story of how David hid from Saul in a cave near En Gedi. (Samuel 24) David also wrote Psalm 63:1-2 during this time: You…

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Jericho and the Judean Wilderness

October 31, 2019

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho…and the walls came tumbling down! (Joshua 6) We followed Rabbi John around the remains of this city and gained a better understanding of what this battle meant for Joshua. Here’s another song for you to sing… ‘Zaccheus was a wee little man…

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Zorah, Bet Shemesh, Addullam, and Azekah

October 30, 2019

There were several places to visit today! We began our day at Zorah, the area Samson lived in. His story is in the book of Judges 13-16. Today this place still has ancient cisterns and the remains of tombs. We revisited the story of Samson during our time here and…

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Tel Gezer and Bethlehem

October 29, 2019

And so it begins…our first day of following in the dust of Rabbi John Farwell. In 1Kings 9:15-18 we read about how Solomon rebuilt Gezer after Pharaoh destroyed it. We learned about the structure and the importance of a city gate during the time of Solomon. Below are the ‘Standing…

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Arrival into Israel

October 28, 2019

Guests for the tour to the Holy Land arrived safely today in Israel after many hours of travel. There were several trips between the airport and the hotel to gather everyone, lots of conversation over the course of the day, and the “breaking of bread” amongst strangers who will soon…

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The final day….

October 9, 2019

The final day of our tour included a drive into Kansas City where the group would board planes and fly back to their prospective homes. We enjoyed playing games in the motorcoach, a stop at the Osceola Cheese store, and a special BBQ lunch at Smokehouse BBQ near the airport.…

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