Archive for the ‘Class of 2014/2015’ Category

Headed to “The House”

The first site on our journey today was the ancient city of Megiddo. This site was part of a tel. There were over fourteen levels of civilizations found here when archeologists dug down. Megiddo was an important city in the Bible. It sat at the crossroads of the trade routes, the Via Maris and the […]

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Shabat Shalom! – Day 6 in Israel

This morning we had an early start to catch a boat across the Sea of Galilee. We took a time of silence with the Lord as we watched the waves of the same lake Jesus walked on rush up against the boat. Alyssa spoke to us about when asking God to do big things in […]

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The History of Israel, the Old and the New

Of course, day 5 in Israel did not disappoint. We began our day by going to Katzrin, which is a city from the first century time that has been rebuilt to give tours like us an idea of what homes and communities looked like in first century times. We sat around a threshing floor as […]

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Baptisms on the Sea of Galilee

Congratulations to those students who were baptized today on the Sea of Galilee! Here are some photos of the event so that you can also be a witness to the commitments that were made today.

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A Great Day in Galilee

Today was the fourth day of our Israel trip! We started out with hiking the mountain of Arbel. It was a very long hike, and challenging at times, but when we got to the top it was worth it! The view was amazing! We could see out over the sea of Galilee and a lot […]

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Living Water in the Wilderness

Our third day in Israel! And yet another fun and tiring one at that! Today, from our hotel, we drove to the first of three areas that we were going to, Ein Gedi (the Spring of the Goats). Just like Masada, we had to hike to the spring, but instead of going up, up, up, […]

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Highs and Lows of the Dead Sea

Shalom, friends and family, and welcome to your day-by-day report on our trek throughout the Holy Land. Today is one of our greatest days of achievement, being that now we have the bragging rights of saying we have climbed Masada. We began our day with a simple twenty minute bus ride from our hotel, and […]

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Greetings from the Valley of Elah!

Today we went to a few different places on the Shephelah. We took a short bus ride over to Kiriath-Jearim. Once there, we broke up into bus groups to explore the area with our guides Ronen and Ronen. We saw a watch tower, an oil press (gat shemen in Hebrew), and a wine press along […]

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We made it to Israel!

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 […]

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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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