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Hear Michael Card on Wednesday and Erwin Lutzer on Thursday on AFR.
Here’s the radio interview we did with Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of Son of Hamas. He tells the amazing story of his life as of his life as a double agent for Israel and Hamas. You will also hear his similarly remarkable conversion story. What was it about Jesus’ message that first attracted him? His answer may surprise you. &nbs...
Here’s a picture of our Holy Land group taken on the Mount of Olives with the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, and the city of Jerusalem in the background. Having traveled with fifteen people, I can testify that there are many advantages to a smaller group. We all got to know each other, we were able to visit more sites than some of those ...
We took this picture about 27 hours ago, at 2 AM in the lobby of the Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem. I wanted everyone to see Malcolm and Muhammed, the two men who worked together to give us such a memorable Holy Land tour. I mentioned a few days ago that Malcolm is a born teacher. On further reflection, I don’t know that I’ve ever met ...
On Monday night we gathered in our hotel room and everyone gave us the disks with all the pictures from the trip. The result was enormous–over 5200 pictures taken by 8 people over 10 days equaling 11 gigs of space. I plan to cull out the duplicates and give each person a flash drive with the best pictures. Here are some favorites from our tri...
We were reminded on Sunday morning of the tensions that lie just beneath the surface in the Middle East. We started the day by leaving the Western Wall in time for our appointment to enter the Rabbis Tunnel (also called the Western Wall Tunnel) that runs underneath the surface of Jerusalem and goes north along the Western Wall and finally exits int...
A Holy Land tour always takes on a rhythm of its own. In the beginning and for several days, adrenaline keeps everyone running in overdrive. Eventually a combination of jet lag and sheer fatigue from the long days leads to a bit of a slowdown. This is entirely natural, and in large part is due to the fact that you are in a foreign land, seven or ei...
On Tuesday morning we set out on our first day of touring with only four hours of sleep. You forget, at least I do, how hectic a tour can be. Fun and exciting and enlightening but also very hectic. You start early every day and you never really stop.In the five times Marlene and I have been to Israel we have always been blessed with excellent guide...
I’m writing this note–hurriedly–from our room at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Ceasarea on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in northern Israel. It’s bright and sunny and warm in Israel this morning. After a long layover in the Istanbul airport, and after sitting on the tarmac in Istanbul for an hour, we arrived in Tel Aviv ar...
Ten weeks from today we’re flying to Israel on the Keep Believing Holy Land Tour. You could be on the plane with us as we fly from Chicago to Istanbul and on to Tel Aviv. We’ll spend the first night in Netanya on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, then we’ll spend the next several nights in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. Then we...
Do you know where you will be three months from today, on October 23? You could be in Jerusalem as part of the Keep Believing Holy Land Tour. On this particular day we will visit Mount Zion, the Upper Room, the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, the Wohl Archaeological Museum, and the Shrine of the Book where we will see the Dead Sea Scrolls. We...
A few months ago we announced a Holy Land tour for October 2009. Because of changes in airline schedules, we have had to slightly adjust the dates. The tour is now set for October 18-28. You can read the entire brochure online. We hope you will join us for this trip of a lifetime. When we adjusted the dates, we also slightly changed the itinerary s...
Several times in the last few months, I have mentioned that we will be leading a Holy Land tour in 2009. We now have the dates fixed—October 16-26. That means that one year from today, you could join us on the tour. On October 20, 2009, we will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum and the Mount of the Beatitudes, and have a…
Today we firmed up the dates for our next Holy Land tour—October 16-26, 2009. As soon as the brochures are printed, we will create a PDF file so you can view them online. For the moment, we hope you will circle those dates on your calendar and join us as we travel to the Land of the Bible. Check out the picture of our 2007 tour group as we sa...
Last month I announced that Marlene and I are planning to lead a tour to the Holy Land in 2009. I promised you that as as soon as I had any more information, I would let you know. After working with our tour company, it now appears that we will be going to the Holy Land in late October-early November 2009. We’re look ...
Some of you will remember that Marlene and I led a very successful tour to Israel in January 2007. We had so many people who said, “We want to go with you next time,” that we promised to lead another tour in two years. I am happy to report that plans are underway for a Holy Land tour in 2009. Yesterday Marlene spent an hour ...
Check out this interactive Google map of the events of Holy Week. (HT to Brian Bill.)
When we boarded the plane in Tel Aviv on Friday morning, I picked up a copy of the English edition of the Jerusalem Post. The headlines reported that the president of Israel is taking a leave of absence because of serious accusations of sexual misconduct. One story noted that should he eventually step down or be impeached, ...
19. Back HomeJanuary 27, 2007
We made it back home late last night. For us it meant waking up in Jerusalem at 2 AM and arriving home in Tupelo 28 hours later. We were worn out but very grateful for the wonderful trip we had to the Holy Land. On our last day we had this group picture taken on the Mount of Olives.Here are the intrepid pilgrims who joined ...
It’s not that much fun waking up at 2 AM, especially at the end of a ten-day tour where you have have been going all day long, visiting one site after another. But getting up early is essential if you want to make it back to the US. When you fly from the US to Europe, you generally leave in the afternoon, flying into ...
On this final day of our tour, we started early and never really stopped. Abed wanted to make sure we saw absolutely everything possible before returning home. First we stopped to see some genuine cedars of Lebanon, planted over a hundred years ago at a mission hospital. The cedars are notable because their branches grow st ...
Grand Court Hotel, JerusalemYesterday I noted that tours have a rhythm. They start with a burst of energy, settle down into a daily routine, and then pick up again as we enter the final few days. That certainly happened today as we paid our first visit to Old Jerusalem. In order, these are the sites we visited:David’s ...
Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem A tour always takes on a rhythm of its own. In the beginning and for several days, adrenaline keeps everyone running in overdrive. Eventually a combination of jet lag and sheer fatigue from the long days leads to a bit of a slowdown. This is entirely natural, and in large part is due to the fac ...
Grand Court Hotel, JerusalemThis morning we started in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee and ended after sundown in Jerusalem, the holy city of God. After two days of very good weather, things changed as thunderstorms moved across northern Israel, bringing wind and a few periods of driving rain. Undaunted, our band of pilgrims ...
Caesar Resort Hotel, Tiberius, IsraelOn the shores of the Sea of GalileeToday we hopscotched across northern Galilee, visiting the valley beneath Mt. Arbel where Jesus would have walked on his journey from Nazareth to Capernaum. Then we saw the amazing “Jesus Boat,” an actual fishing boat dating from the time of Christ that ...
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