Jerusalem – Final Day

Dear Brethren, Our last day was spent in Jerusalem where we first visited the Garden Tomb, a place which was much more interesting than we anticipated. The site is built around a tomb that clearly dates to the time of Christ. It has all the features of the tomb Jesus

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Jerusalem – Day 7

Today (Sunday) we spent the entire day in Jerusalem, walking around the “old city,”  through the Arab Quarter and also the Jewish Quarter. There is a marked difference in the way the two sections of Jerusalem look. The Arab Quarter has streets that are very old, often covered and extremely

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Bethlehem and Jerusalem – Day 6

Today began with a trip into the “west bank” to Bethlehem to visit several sites including the Church of the Nativity, an Orthodox Church built on what they believe is the site of Jesus’ birth.  The church is an incredibly beautiful structure with loads of history. More important to me

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Masada – Day 5

Brethren, We went to the top of the fortress called Masada, which is perched on the cliffs that overlook the Dead Sea. This was a complex built by Herod the Great as a winter palace. It became the last refuge of  nearly 1000 Jewish rebels and their families during the

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Day 3 and 4

Brethren, Yesterday we spent the entire day in the region of Galilee. We saw the city of Capernaum which was Jesus’ headquarters for His ministry in the region. The modern town is built on the original site. We also visited the towns of Tiberius and visited the ruins of ancient

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Israel Tour – Day 1

Today we began our tour with a stop in Caesarea which was built by Herod the Great into a major port with a breakwater, a palace and was one of the great architechtural achievments of the day. Later an aqueduct was built to add a fresh water supply. The harbor

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Flying out of Dulles,DC

Brethren, We are waiting at Dulles airport for our fight out at 6pm. We stayed at the Sheraton last night. Nice place which was virtually empty! It’s cold in DC this time of year. Anyway, I posted a pic of our plane – a Lufthansa 747 stretch. Huge. We have

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