Friday, November 13, 2009

Israel October 2010

Greetings everyone! I am sorry for not making better use of this web option, but I promise I will try and improve in the future.

A lot has happened since returning from the Holy Land and one of the most exciting is we are planning another trip for October 2010.

I just received word earlier this week that our plans have been finalized by Kenes of Tel Aviv. I am now waiting on information about flight options.

Debbie, David, and I are truly excited about making plans for our next pilgrimage and we certainly hope you make plans to join us.

I will pass along to any and all interested the itinerary just as soon as it becomes available. My guess is that it will be at least a month before I can begin to put it into circulation.

It promises to be, the good Lord willing, an exciting and full eleven days!

Our theme is:
"Let The High Places of Israel be the Highlights of Your Life."

If you any questions for me, feel free to contact me at either of the following e-mail addresses:
Don't forget to start praying and planning today. Space will be limited and it will be on a first come basis.

Please be sure to pray for us as we continue to seek God's face and seek to do His will.

He is soon to send His Son, so "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it will thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whether thou goest." (Ecc. 8:10)

Until the next time,
Psalm 122:6

Monday, April 6, 2009

Variety of Pictures From Israel

Here are some random pictures of our pilgrimage, not as many as we have, but enough for you to enjoy I hope. The pictures are not in any particular order. No commentary to them, just a note to identify them.


Debbie and Tom at Peter's Bascilla on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Picture of the place where Jeroboam built a temple in Dan at a place called Tel Dan.

Looking down on the Wailing Wall on our way up a walkway to the Temple Mount or to the top of Mt. Morriah.

An artist rendition of what the Southern Steps of the Temple might have looked liked in Jesus' day.

Does this need any explanation at all? (The place of the skull: Mt. Calvary: Golgotha)

A model of what Jerusalem looked liked just before its destruction.

The hosts from left to right: Dr. David, Debbie, Tom.

A street on the level of Jerusalem in the first century. Jesus probably walked along this corridor.

Soon to be baptized in the River Jordan at Yardenit.

An amazing view of the Sea of Galilee and surrounding area from the top of Mt. Arbel.

Our guide Hana Kessler and bus driver Haim Kalifa.
Both of Jerusalem, Israel.

A boat like the one we floated the Galilee on and had a marvelous worship experience on.

Untouched evidence of earthquake effects on the city of Bet Shean in Jordan rift valley.

Look closely at the small door in the bottom left corner of the large green door and you will be able to see a "camel's needle."

The remains of a synagogue at Capernaum. This was built on the foundation of the synagogue Jesus visited while in Capernaum.

A view of the Western Wall or the Wailling Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A fig.

The Eastern Gate. One of my personal favorite sites.

This is what we did while in Israel, walked in the steps of Jesus. In fact, we walked more than 60 miles.

The is located near Tel Dan. Abraham may have walked on these steps when he came to deliever his nephew lot. I can imagine him calling one of the Canaanite kings out for an old fashion "whoopen".