Category Archive: Israel

Day 9- From Tel Aviv-to-Athens-to-Berlin

Sunday, March 20thWe had to take a cab to Tel Aviv, which was 20 minutes from our location at Baptist Village. The problem was, the cab had to come at 2 am, and… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 7 & 8 (Baptist Village)

Friday, March 18th  & Saturday, March 19th We spent Friday working at the Baptist Village, began as an orphanage in the 1950’s, but over time the orphanage closed. Now it hosts conferences, sports camps,… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 6- pt. 2: Mt. Carmel & Caesarea

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 (cont.)Mt. Carmel  Next, we drove to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the priests of Baal and put them to the sword (1 Kings 18:16-40). There are actually two Carmels… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 6 pt. 1: Megiddo

Thursday, March 17th, 2011Megiddo Raouf was kind enough to leave us all the usual 6 am wake up call even though he was no longer with us. Since this was our last night at… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 5 pt. 2 :Caesarea Philippi & The Galilee

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Caesarea Philippi   After perusing the gift shop one last time, and turning down an offer for a wine tasting, we loaded onto to the bus again (Baptists frown… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 5 pt. 1: Tiberias, Mt of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Sea of Galilee

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Tiberias Since the Leonardo Club Tiberias is a resort hotel, we had a huge breakfast buffet to choose from. There were omelets made to order, fresh pancakes, and a… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 4: Jericho, Nazareth, River Jordan, Tiberias

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 Leaving Jerusalem We ate breakfast bright and early, then left the city of Jerusalem for the last time. As you leave Jerusalem, you cross over the Judean Mountains and into… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal – Day 3 pt. 4: Prayer Center, Garden Tomb, Western Wall, Rabbinical Tunnel

Monday March 14, 2011 (cont.) Jerusalem Prayer Center Jerusalem Prayer Center one of the prayer centers in the Prayer Room “be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Next, we got back… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 3 pt. 3: Pool of Bethesda & Sheep Gate

Monday, March 14, 2011 (cont.) St. Anne’s Church courtyard Pool of Bethesda As we headed west down the Via Dolorosa, we came to St. Anne’s Church. This church was built over what the… Continue reading

Israel Trip Journal- Day 3 pt 2: City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Temple Mount

Monday, March 14, 2011 (cont.) The City of David ‘Stepped Stone Structure’ Our next stop that day was the City of David, which is just across the Kidron Valley from the Mount of… Continue reading