In October 2018 Pastor D is inviting you to join him on an International Exposure Holy Land trip to Israel! During this 10-day journey you will have the chance to walk in the very footsteps of Jesus while Pastor D adds biblical perspective along the way.
This will prove to be a great opportunity to experience the Bible coming alive while enjoying the sites with fellow believers and friends. You will also be a part of corporate worship services, relevant life-impacting tours and powerful praise and worship times at strategic sites.
Joining Pastor D and Impact Church on this trip will be an Apostolic Elder of Impact Church, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer and the Faithful Central Bible Church family, and Pastor Van Moody and The Worship Center family, along with other pastors and their respective churches from our Macedonia International Bible Fellowship family.
This is guaranteed to be an outstanding experience and spiritual encounter, so register early so you can be a part of this historic and exciting journey!
Bishop Kenneth Ulmer
Pastor De'Andre Salter
Pastor Van Moody
YOUR JOURNEY FEATURES:
- Round-trip air transportation from New York (JFK)
- Deluxe Hotels:
- Olive Tree Hotel - Jerusalem
- Caesar Hotel - Tiberias
- Land transportation via deluxe, private motor coach
- Taxes & fuel surcharge ($710) and Bps ($85) included
- Breakfast and dinner daily; farewell dinner & St. Peter’s fish lunch included
- Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary
- Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Rabbinical Tunnel and cable car ride up Masada are included
YOUR JOURNEY COSTS:
Pre-Registration: $100 to hold your spot
Deposit: $300 (upon booking)
Second Payment Due: May 19, 2018 (50% of balance)
Full Balance Due: August 2, 2018
Total Journey Cost: $3,898 (All inclusive, except lunches!)
Each tour member must hold a valid passport until at least April 30, 2019. Application forms are available at your local Passport Office or U.S. Postal Service. Any required visas will be processed for US citizens only. Non-US citizens are solely responsible for obtaining any required visas.
Rates based on double-occupancy. The airline tax and fuel surcharge ($710) and currency exchange rate(s) at the date of quotation to your host. Subject to change up to 30 days prior to departure.
YOUR JOURNEY ITINERARY:
DAY 01, Tue Oct 16: NORTH AMERICA / TEL AVIV.
Tour members will meet at the airport two hours prior to departure. Dinner and breakfast will be served in flight.
DAY 02, Wed Oct 17: TEL AVIV / JERUSALEM.
Upon our arrival in Tel Aviv, we will be met and transferred to our beautiful hotel in Jerusalem where the thrilling journey of following in the footsteps of Jesus will begin. Dinner and overnight at The Olive Tree Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 03, Thu Oct 18: JERUSALEM.
Aler a night of rest and a hearty breakfast this exciting day will begin with a drive to Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives (Matthew 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and the Dominus Flevit. Walk along Hosanna Road to the Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations that stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26:36-57). See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. We then drive to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiphas' House, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20) and the Tomb of King David. Continue to tour New Jerusalem: Hebrew University, the Shrine of the Book that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model City of Jerusalem which depicts in miniature the Holy City as it appeared in the first century. See Yad Vashem - the immensely moving memorial to the six million martyrs of the Holocaust. Return to The Olive Tree hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 04, Fri Oct 19: JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM.
Today begins with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Starting at the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) where the faithful Jews cry their petitons to
God, we continue to the Temple Area of Mt. Moriah. Visit the Rabbinical Tunnel (by appointment only- exact timing may differ). View the El Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock that was built on the ancient site of Solomon's Temple (Genesis 22:9-14) and over the Rock of Sacrifice where Abraham offered Isaac (Genesis 22) and the ceremonial sacrifice of animals took place. After this we walk along the Via Dolorosa to Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, the Ecce Homo Arch (John 19:13) where Jesus was tried before Pilate (Mark 15:6). Afterwards, we will visit The Friends of Zion Museum. This afternoon continue our tour to Bethlehem. We will visit the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus, and Shepherds Fields (Luke 2:1-20) then the Field of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 1:16-17 & 4:13). We return to Jerusalem passing Rachel's Tomb to our hotel for overnight.
DAY 05, Sat Oct 20: EIN GEDI / MASADA / THE VILLAGE OF THE ESSENES / THE QUMRAN CAVES / THE DEAD SEA / BETHANY.
This morning we drive via the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. A beautiful new road takes us south along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. On the way we view Ein Gedi, a green oasis in the middle of the desert. Then ascend to Masada by cable car to visit the magnificent ruins of the fortress, where from 70-73 A.D. the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean revolt against Rome, and where the remains of storehouses, cisterns and a 6th century Byzantine church are still on view. Continue to the Dead Sea for a visit. Return along the Dead Sea to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Visit the remains of the Community Center of the Essenes and the Caves of the Scrolls. On to Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 06, Sun Oct 21: JERUSALEM / OLD CITY / ETHIOPIAN CHURCH / JERICHO / THE MT. OF TEMPTATION / BETHSHEAN / TIBERIAS ON THE SEA OF GALILEE.
After a hearty breakfast we walk through the Old City bazaars. Visit the Garden Tomb and Golgotha- Place of the Skull - for a worship service. Visit the Ethiopian Church. Then we drive to Ancient Jericho where the walls came tumbling down and a commanding view of the Mt. of Temptation and Elisha's Fountain. We will continue on the Jericho Road viewing the Inn of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and the Judean wilderness. From here we go up to Bethshean to see the archeological digs in the area and then to Tiberias (John 6:23) and the beautiful Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight at our hotel, The Caesar Hotel, in Tiberias.
DAY 07, Mon Oct 22: TIBERIAS / THE SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM MOUNT OF BEATITUDES / TABGHA / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / MT. HERMON / GOLAN HEIGHTS.
This day will be an exciting day in the Galilee area. After a delicious breakfast we will depart from the Roman hot springs resort city of Tiberias via a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the ancient ruins of this first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matthew 4:13-17). Then onto the Mt. of Beatitude where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and to Tabgha, the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:34-44). Stop for a St. Peter’s fish lunch (included). We will then proceed to Upper Galilee and the site of Peter's Confession (Matthew 16:16) at Caesarea Philippi and to Mt. Hermon (Psalm 89:12), the probable site of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8) and the present day Golan Heights where Israel, Lebanon and Syria come together. We will follow the fresh mountain waters of Hermon to the Sea of Galilee and our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 08, Tue Oct 23: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL FOREST / CANA / NAZARETH / MT. TABOR / DEBORIYA / NAIN / MEGIDDO / THE JORDAN RIVER.
This morning we drive to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Forest. Then we continue south to Cana, the site of the first miracle of Jesus (John 2:1-11) and an opportunity to re-commit our wedding vows. Then to Nazareth,
the hometown of Jesus, in the Province of Galilee. Here we visit the church of the Annunciation (Luke 1:5-42) and Mary's Fountain (Luke 4:16-22). Traveling westward across Galilee, we will view Mt. Tabor (Psalms 89:12), Deboriya, the hometown of the Prophetess Deborah at the foothill of Tabor (Judges 4 and 5), the Village of Nain where Jesus brought life to a dead child (Luke 7:11-18), enroute to visit Megiddo and the fields of Armageddon (Revelations 16:16) in the Jezreel Valley. Then to the outlet passage at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee where we will stop at the beautiful Pilgrims Park at the Jordan River for an optional Baptism Service. Return to The Caesar Hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 09, Wed Oct 24: HAIFA / MT. CARMEL / CAESAREA / TEL AVIV / JOPPA / Airport.
After a good breakfast we drive to Haifa and Mt. Carmel, the biblical site of Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Continuing southward along the Mediterranean Sea we will stop at Caesarea, the Roman City of Herod where sights include Crusader fortifications and the Roman aqueducts and amphitheater. Drive through the citrus groves and farms of the rich land of Sharon to Tel Aviv. Continue to Ancient Joppa on the Sea where Jonah set sail, and where Peter raised Dorcas from the dead. Joppa was the home of Simon the Tanner. Stop for dinner at a local restaurant and then to the airport for check-in for our flight home.
DAY 10, Thu Oct 25: Arrival NORTH AMERICA.
Early morning arrival in the United States. The end of our wonderful journey.
*Itinerary subject to change.
For any questions or concerns about this journey, please contact Cindelle Harris via phone at (908) 222-9990 x26 or by email at