Visit Israel With Minister Clint Andrews

June 7—19, 2016

 

Visit Israel With Minister Clint Andrews

June 7—19, 2016

Tour Highlights

Andrews

Seating is very limited for this trip of a lifetime; so don’t miss it.

For Information, Itinerary and Application

Call G. Clinton Andrews, Minister 423 477-2229
Or email – Clint@crossroadsgray.org

Tuesday, 7 June

Departure

We embark on our Journey to the Holy Land.

Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience. Get some rest on the flight… tomorrow you will be walking where Jesus walked!

Wednesday, 8 June

When You Come Into the Land (Deut. 26:1)

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport to be met by our Israeli guide, who will accompany us during our entire stay in the Holy Land (today’s program depends on arrival time) We visit Old Jaffa, once the gateway to the land of Israel. Walk through the port from which Jonah the Prophet tried to escape the Lord’s command and stand at the site that commemorates where Peter brought Tabitha back to life (Acts 9:36-43). We then proceed to Tel Aviv to check into our hotel. Remainder of the day is free to walk along the Mediterranean Sea, relax, and have dinner. The time is right for a personal devotional with the sunset over the “Great Sea” — a time of prayer of thanks for safety and the special blessings ahead, a prayer for the people of this land, and a good night’s rest.

Dinner and overnight: Tel Aviv

Thursday, 9 June

Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Acre

We then travel by private motor coach along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesaria Maritima, where Gentiles first heard the Good News and were baptized (Acts 8) We then journey on to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged King Ahab and the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18) Continuing north, we reach the historic city of Acre, where we walk through the Old City and visit its massive underground Crusader fortress. Proceed to Tiberias to reach our hotel.

Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Guest House

 

Friday, 10 June

Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights

Following breakfast, we take a moving Sea of Galilee cruise on a fisherman’s boat. A brief scripture reading and devotional on board brings to life the experiences of Jesus and the fishermen disciples. Our morning travels then take us to important sites of Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee. In Caperneam we will visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home. Then we travel on to Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-44) and then to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where we recite the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:1-12) We proceed to the Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippi, one of the main sources of the Jordan River and where Jesus was recognized as the Messiah by His disciples (Matt. 16:13-20) We then ascend the Golan Heights to look down over the Galilee from above and to view the former border town of Kuneitra. We conclude our day at Kursi, where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons (Matt. 8:28-33) AND/OR Korazim, where we can understand some of the realia of life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus.

Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Guest House

Saturday, 11 June

Cana, Nazareth, Megiddo, Nain, Yardenit

After breakfast, we drive through the town of Cana, site of the miracle of the wine (John 2: 1-11) We continue to Nazareth, site of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) and the boyhood home of Jesus. Then enjoy a visit to Nazareth Village, where the times in which Jesus lived are brought to life. Next we travel through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo, the Armageddon Battlefield, where archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization. We pass near Nain, where Jesus resurrected the son of a widow (Luke 7:11-17) We conclude our day at the Jordan River Baptismal Site Dinner and evening worship at the Christian Holy Land Foundation church in Turan.

Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Guest House

Sunday 12 June

Our Partners in the Holy Land

Sunday morning worship with the Christian Holy Land Foundation church in Cana. We will spend today with of the pastoring couples of The Christian Holy Land Foundation in the Galilee communities in which their missions are located.

Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Guest House

Monday, 13 June

To Jordan

Early departure from the Galilee to cross into Jordan . Visit the Byzantine site where Jesus was baptized by John Gaze into Israel from Mt. Nebo, the burial site of Moses. Tour Madaba, the “city of mosaics” Visit the archeological sites, Tel el-Hamman and Ha- Kikkar. Proceed to Amman for hotel check-in.

Dinner and Overnight: Amman

Tuesday, 14 June

The Wonders of Petra

Morning departure for Petra, stopping at Hor Ha-Har, where Aaron was buried. Arrive in Petra to explore the amazing decorated red rock formations of the ancient Nabateans. Tour Petra’s treasury, the Roman theatre, and the impressive caves and rock formations of this Nabatean City (lunch included; short horse ride included) Dinner and Overnight: Petra

Wednesday, 15 June

Return to Israel, Masada, Dead Sea

Return to Israel at the Arava Crossing . Travel north to the Dead Sea Region, the lowest place on earth. We ascend by cable car to the mountaintop fortress of Masada. Here our guide will share the history of its Jewish inhabitants’ famous last stand against the Romans. We arrive at our hotel mid-afternoon to enjoy its spa facilities and a relaxing float in the amazing Dead Sea.

Dinner and overnight: Dead Sea

Thursday, 16 June

Ein Gedi, Qumran Caves, Good Samaritan, Jerusalem

Our day begins at Ein Gedi, “Spring of the Goat,” an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Because of its warm climate and abundant supply of water, the site. developed a reputation for its fragrant plants and date palm groves. This is where King David hid from Saul (I Sam. 24:1-22) and where God defeated the enemies of the Israelites with praise and worship led by King Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. 20) Now it is time to visit Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Travel west, toward Jerusalem. Stop on the way at the Inn of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and see the beautiful mosaics housed there from Christian churches. As we enter the Holy City of Jerusalem, we pause to pray, learn and meditate: Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem (Ps. 122:2).

Dinner and overnight: Jerusalem

Friday, 17 June

Mount Zion, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Old City of Jerusalem

Following breakfast, we begin our day at King David’s Tomb and the “Upper Room,” site of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Our day unfolds with a breathtaking view of the Old City, including Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock, from atop the Mount of Olives. We walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane and see the ancient olive trees. Here we read the scriptures of Jesus’ prayer and arrest by the Romans (Matt. 36) and take time for personal reflection. We enter the Old City walls through Stephen’s Gate and move on to the Pool of Bethesda and raise our voices in song in St. Ann’s Church. We then walk along the Via Dolorosa, His Way of Suffering, to the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews. Next comes an overlook at the Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount, where Jesus taught scripture (John 7:14-30). It is also likely that this is the place where Peter stood and preached, and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost.

Dinner and overnight: Jerusalem

Saturday, 18 June

Modern Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Garden Tomb, Kiryat Yearim

Departure flight. After breakfast, take in a panoramic bus tour of modern Jerusalem, including views of the Knesset (Parliament), Supreme Court, and President’s House. An interesting and educational time then awaits us at the Israel Museum, where we will summarize some of what we have experienced at the model of ancient Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book. We then spend some time surrounding the birth of Christ with a visit to Bethlehem, including Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus, and the Church of the Nativity, that stands upon the site where Jesus was born (Luke 2:4-20). Finally, we visit the area of Golgotha (place of the skull) and the Garden Tomb, where we celebrate the resurrection with communion and a time of praise . Proceed to Kiryat Yearim, where the Ark of the Covenant rested on is way back to Jerusalem from Philistine captivity (I Sam. 7), for our farewell dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant. Depart to Airport for our flight homeward

Sunday, 19 June

Home

We arrive back home in the USA with all of our blessed memories! Begin planning our next Holy Land visit with Crossroads Christian Church and CHT & ITC Tours!

Important Note:
Although the itinerary above obviously emphasizes the spiritual aspect of this marvelous country, our guides are also experts in, and passionate about, the miracle of the return of the Jews and the restoration of the state of Israel. This fact, along with many modern day topics (military, politics, education, and other cultural aspects), may be woven into the commentary, at your request, in order to give you wellrounded information

For Information, Itinerary and Application

Call G. Clinton Andrews, Minister 423 477-2229
Or email – Clint@crossroadsgray.org

Tour Rates

Just $4,385 From TRI

“Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.” Psalm 84:5 Amplified Bible

Seating is very limited for this trip of a lifetime; so don’t miss it.

Itinerary Subject to Change

*Included in Air price are Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharge

Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharge are subject to change

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