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I felt like I was there

Day four in Israel. We hiked. We talked. We sweat. We swam. Happy day. Really good food. Sometimes you have to embrace the oncoming Galilean Cow, sometimes you have to eat a falafel, and sometimes you have to show your chutzpah (Passion, Determination) in passing other tourists of a certain age demographic, who all have […]

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An inlet and an outlet

We started this morning with waking up for our last sunrise over the Dead Sea (which was majestic) and packed all of our things to head out of our hotel. Rich took us down to the shore for one last devotion. Jenna talked to us about how the Dead see is so beautiful… but dead. […]

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Climbing around like the native ibex

Our day started waking up to a breathtaking sunset over the salt sea does it get any better than that?? Dewey reminded us this morning before we began our adventure to listen to what the land has to tell us. Not to just look and see it but to listen to the whispers that it […]

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Compromise, Forgiveness, and Victory

Shalom! Today was our first day exploring the rich country of Israel! After a delicious and healthy Israeli breakfast, which included 15 inch long bagels and other bizarre treats, we headed out to the Soreq Valley and Beth Shemesh to see the place of Samson’s roots, as well as an old cistern where water was […]

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We made it to Israel!

Wow what a long trip but we have finally arrived in Israel. You wouldn’t believe the amazing conversations and adventures we have already experienced. Istanbul was great but we really only had enough time to run through the airport to catch our flight to Israel. A few of us had the opportunity to try some […]

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Leaving on a jet plane

The time has finally come at last.  Today we all met at 3 pm at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX to begin the check in process with Turkish Airlines for our trip to Israel.   Everyone is really excited and we can’t wait to begin our study tour through the Holy Land.   Once we […]

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Israel in a few days!

Shalom friends and family It’s hard to believe that over 7 months of Joshua has already passed and we are closing in on the last months of the program. I think that I can speak for everyone in that we are all really excited about our trip to Israel that is coming up in just […]

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Quilting in A Blizard

Hey yall, It’s Dean. This has been an amazing week of hard work and lots of fun. Monday we started our pine needle raking fundraiser. It snowed over the weekend so we were only able to do a select few in the morning, but by the afternoon, the snow melted enough so that we were […]

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BigsurSanFranSacHume

Yo whaddddupppp.. Room 229 (Anna and Hannah) and 210 (Zack and Daniel) here ready to update you on our weekend adventures / work weekend! Hannah here!! So this weekend a group of us: Lindsey Murphy, Ruth Braica, Garrett McGrath and Jake LaSalle all went to Big Sur since we had the weekend off! The girls […]

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Josh Blew Our Minds … And More Snow?

Hey friends and family! It’s Shelby! This has been a crazy week. We had an amazing speaker; our last round of preview students left on Wednesday afternoon; we had our final Theology class on Tuesday; and after a few weeks of warmer, spring-like weather, it decided to snow again. As the end of our academic […]

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