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From Galilee to Golan

Today we started out the day by going to Qatzrim. While we were there we learned about insula, which is a small community that shares with each other. At the end of our tour of the insula we crammed all sixty of us into a small room of a rebuilt Jewish home while we listened […]

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Galilee (Day 1)

To be able to sit on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the water that Jesus walked on, and write a blog about a day filled with the Bible hard beneath our feet is such a blessing and a privilege. This trip is only on its fourth day and it feels like we’ve been […]

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We are in Israel

Hey everyone just in case you didn’t know we are here in Israel having an amazing journey through the bible.  The students have been studying for the past 7 months and now we get to spend 2 weeks seeing our bible come to life.  Click here to see our daily blogs or go to www.jwiisrael.com […]

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The Rift Valley (with some slight detours)

Shalom from a bus on the way from Jericho to Galilee. We have seen quite a bit today: Ein Gedi, Qumran, the Jordan River, and Jericho. The first place we visited today was Ein Gedi. It is a large oasis with a natural spring, so it has a lot of vegetation, which is rare in […]

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Day Two in the Judah Mountains

The hearts of the history nerds rejoiced in excitement over our first stop today: the Jewish monument MASADA! We first hiked the trek of the entire steep incline as a group. We have been training for that hike this whole year by walking the hill to the Joshua building at Hume everyday, and so this […]

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Day One in the Shephelah!

Our first day of touring Israel has gone swimmingly. Now some of these things we once thought of as mere stories, in the form of flannelgraphs and Veggie Tales, feel a little more real. Today, we started in the memorial of Yad Hashmona just a stone’s throw from the mountain, Kiriath Jearim, where the Ark […]

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All the Things before We Leave the Building – Today!

Hello people at home, reporting live from Joshua with some exciting news, we leave for Israel in less than 24 hours! Preparations include studying for Philippians, packing for our adventure to the Holy Land, and just relaxing in the sun that has decided to come out to warm us up right before we leave. Rich […]

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Joshua Graduation

Hey friends and family its crazy to think that graduation is just a few weeks away. We know that many of you need to start planning so here are a few details to help you get ready. Joshua graduation will be from 2-4pm on Saturday August 13th in the Ponderosa chapel

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The Journey Thus Far

Baylie, Lindsey, Danny, Chris Once upon a time, in a land far far away, in the mountains of Hume Lake, there lived a group of young people who were preparing to go on a long journey to a land farther away called Israel. The preparation for this endeavor has been long and tedious, never ceasing […]

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The time for Israel has come

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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