2015 Youth Tour

  • 8.13.2015

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    13

    Aug

    2015

    Today we come to serve and the venue is Joseph’s Store House. We will work in a warehouse in Abu Gosh, just a few miles outside of the city of Jerusalem. We are met by Ariel, and she needs our help re-packing clothes that were had been donated. We repack clothes shipped in from the U.S in new boxes and then stack the boxes ...

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  • 8.12.2015

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    Aug

    2015

    We begin this day with a morning visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and education center in Jerusalem. We meet Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, the executive director of Christina friends of Yad Vashem, and her assistant Shavit. They arrange a top guide for our visit to the museum. We follow a path through the main museum that takes us from the ridicule and marginalization ...

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  • 8.11.2015

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    11

    Aug

    2015

    Today we were witness to the passion of the Christ as we retraced His steps from arrest to crucifixion to His resurrection three days later. Our incredible day begins with the Mount of Olives. We get an early morning view of the Temple Mount and the city of Jerusalem – this is essentially the postcard shot of the city. It’s a ...

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  • 8.10.2015

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    Aug

    2015

    Today we traveled down to the Negev Desert. We are heading for En Gedi, and a place called David’s Falls. This is an oasis in the desert. It’s very hot again – over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We hike up to the falls and the water is absolutely refreshing and very much needed to keep us cool! We hike up higher and higher ...

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  • 8.9.2015

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    9

    Aug

    2015

    Our day begins with breakfast at the Gloria. The food is well prepared, and the view is wonderful. Afterward Mark Jenkins and Austin Aker spent some time on the rooftop praying and spending time with God. This location is beautiful – right in the middle of the old city. We start the day with a walk on the ramparts of the walls ...

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  • 8.8.2015

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    Aug

    2015

    We checked out of the Prima hotel and then headed up above Tiberius on our way to the Arbel cliffs. We want to get there before it gets too hot . Once we arrive, we make a 20 minute hike from our bus to the summit. We get an incredible view of the Sea of Galilee and the places we visited. The Arbel is ...

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  • 8.7.2015

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    7

    Aug

    2015

    Today we began our tour with a sail on the beautiful Sea of Galilee on the Jesus boat. It was a wonderful experience that everyone really enjoyed. It was hot and hazy but was comfortable when we were moving. We sang, and we read from the Bible the account of Jesus in the storm. We celebrated Gods blessing of being ...

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  • 8.6.2015

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    6

    Aug

    2015

    We begin our tour a little later to give everyone a chance to catch up on their rest after a long flight and long layover in Paris . We meet Yuval, our friend and guide at the Grand Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv. Our bus driver for this tour is Ă©lan. We desire to work in a quick visit to Joppa ...

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  • 8.5.2015

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    5

    Aug

    2015

    We have arrived safely in Israel! It was a long flight, with a stopover in Paris in the middle. We’re all very tired, but excited to be in the Holy Land at last. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s update as we start our tour!

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  • 8.4.2015

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    Aug

    2015

      Our group of fourteen meet at Grove for check in. Bags were tagged, and weighed and stowed on the bus. Paul Klassen of Hope for Israel gave the traditional Jewish blessing on our group, and Pastor Mark Becton also prayed for our safety and for the Lord’s blessing over our journey. Then we are on our way to Dulles International Airport ...

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