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Getting back into the routine

Clara- We’re home from Israel! After spending the night in Bakersfield we made it safely back to Hume from LAX. Then we did the usual van cleaning that we do after every trip. After that everyone was just trying to stay up to 8 pm so we could get back to California time schedule. Some […]

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Israel Day 9 – From Jerusalem to Bethlehem

Hi, we are in Israel and today was a good day. Sadly this morning we did not get to sleep in and so we got up at 6:15 and we went to breakfast. After breakfast we had a devotional that was lead by Amy. Since it was the Memorial of all the fallen soldiers of the Israel […]

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Israel Day 8 – Our first day in Jerusalem

As we are sitting here writing this on the roof of Ramat Rachel Kibbutz a siren sounded at exactly 8 pm throughout all of Israel and everything stoped. The cars, the people, the noise. Everything stops to commemorate the memorial. Today was our first day in Jerusalem, the place of the Temple Mount , the capital city […]

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Israel Day 7 – Comfort vs Obedience

Today is our seventh day in the Promised Land and we traveled all day through the Jezreel Valley to the coast of the Mediterranean and now headed to Jerusalem! We started our day hiking up the Tel of Megiddo where we learned about Solomon’s reign and the reign of King Ahab. Interesting fact this archeological […]

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Israel Day 6 – Faithful to the call

The third day of our adventures in Galilee started off in a small town called Qatzrin. We donned first century clothing and got to experience a small part of what it would have been like to live two thousand years ago. We got a tour of the wheat field and the olive press, and then […]

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Israel Day 5 – Shabbat

Today is Shabbat (Sabbath) in Israel which falls on a Saturday. This means most Jewish people working in this kibbutz we have the privilege of laying our heads, were not present this day, but at home with family resting. Our meals were a bit different as well. It’s not permitted as part of the religious custom […]

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Israel Day 4 – A Mountaintop Prayer

One highlight of the day was having time to pray and reflect while overlooking Galilee. It is easy to imagine Jesus climbing this mountain hillside to find a moment of quiet seclusion to pray just as we did today. Continue Reading…

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Israel Day 3 – He is our living water

Our first stop of the day was Masada. Masada is 1.42 miles in height. We took the trail as a team, making it up one step at a time. It was hard for many of us, me included, but with the support of our Joshua classmates and the staff, WE ALL MADE IT TO THE […]

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Israel Day 2 – We could hear the land

Today the Joshua class started by taking a two hour bus ride to the Wilderness of Zin which is commonly known today as Ein Avdat. The Wilderness of Zin is one of the deserts that the Israelites traveled through in Numbers. This is where Moses struck the rock for the Israelites twice so that they […]

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Israel Day 1 – Much more vivid

Shalom from Israel! Our plane flights went by quickly thanks to sleep and sharing stories with each other. Praise the Lamb! We arrived past midnight, Israeli time, to our hotel where the hotel staff had stayed up to serve us a special welcome dinner. We woke up bright and early the next day, today, and […]

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