Israel Tour January 21-30, 2020

Dear Friends,

 

This is your personal invitation to come with me for an experience so significant there aren’t words to describe it. We’re going to worship, learn, and be transformed in the Holy Land, and we want you to join us for 10 days

(January 21-30, 2020).

 

Stand on the Mount of Olives where Jesus ascended into Heaven and will one day return. Experience an unforgettable Communion Service in front of the Empty Tomb. On the Mount of Beatitudes, read this famous passage and gaze into the valley where it was first preached. At the Sea of Galilee, sail the same waters Jesus walked on. Just think how encountering God in the Holy Land could deepen your faith. 

 

In addition to the spiritual moments that will transform your walk with God, you can also expect the best service and travel experience you’ve ever had. From fresh, delicious Mediterranean cuisine to 4-star accommodations, you’ll return home refreshed in your spirit. Not to mention the fellowship we’re going to enjoy as we share from our hearts, laugh, and bond over meals—making memories we’ll cherish for a lifetime. 

 

Included in this tour is a day of outreach to an orphanage in the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethany. This Christian orphanage is an amazing place. It takes in children who have lost their parents to the bombs and bullets of terrorism. We will spend time ministering in many ways, along with taking certain supplies with us.

 

This exciting time together in Israel is going to be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Come with me on this remarkable 2020 tour. I guarantee you will never be the same!

 

This 10-day, all-inclusive tour is only $2900.00 per person.

 

Email me at pastor@fbcac.org or call 209-753-7726 for a brochure. 

 

Pastor Dave Kinney
 

OUR DAILY ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 — SFO • TEL AVIV

Depart from SFO on our flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Free meals and overnight on board. After dinner relax and enjoy all the free on-board entertainment.

 

DAY 2 — TEL AVIV

Arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport and meet our guide who will welcome us to the Land of the Bible and escort us throughout our stay in Israel. Our guide will instruct us on the many sites we will visit and their relationship to the religion, history, archaeology, culture, and modern life in Israel. Time permitting, visit Old Jaffa, the traditional home of Simon the Tanner and the port from which Jonah sailed. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

 

DAY 3 — TIBERIAS (Sea of Galilee)

Refreshed from a good night’s sleep you may wish to stroll the beach before a full Israeli Buffet Breakfast. Today we pass through the fast-growing towns and farms of the Plain of Sharon enroute to Caesarea, site of major events in the lives of Peter and Paul. Archaeological digs reveal 20 layers of civilization, including fortifications of King Solomon and the water tunnel of King Ahab. Megiddo provides a magnificent view of the fertile Jezreel Valley, prophesied site of Armageddon, at the crossroads of the ancient Via Maris. Continue through the rolling hills of the Galilee to Nazareth, site of Mary’s Well, and Cana, site of His first miracle, before arriving in Tiberias. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

 

DAY 4 — TIBERIAS

This day alone is worth the trip!  We are now literally walking in the footsteps of Jesus.  We will take a most memorable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, in a replica of the ancient wooden boat used in Jesus’ day.  We will visit an ancient boat believed to be from Jesus’ time found in the Sea of Galilee in 1986.  We walk into old Capernaum with the ancient synagogue; on to the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Tabgha), the Sermon on the Mount and the Mount of Beatitudes. We will journey north to Caesarea Phillipi where Peter confessed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16.)  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

 

DAY 5 — TIBERIAS • JERUSALEM

This morning we will visit the Jordan River and have the opportunity for a baptismal service. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit She’an to see the expansive excavations taking place at this ancient Roman Decapolis city. Stop at Gideon’s Spring where Gideon selected his soldiers to do battle against the Midianites. It’s now time to “go up” to Jerusalem.  We will enter the city as pilgrims did since ancient times to fulfill the words of the prophet “I was glad when they said unto me: ‘Our feet shall stand within thy Gates, O Jerusalem’” (Psalms 122:1-2.)  Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 6 — JERUSALEM  

Start the day with a magnificent view of the Old City from the top of the Mt. of Olives.  Take the “Palm Sunday Walk” to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and drive across the Kidron Valley.  Enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s Gate (Lions’ Gate) to the Muslim Quarter, visit the beautiful Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, and the Ecce Homo Arch.  Walk along the Via Dolorosa, into the Christian Quarter, and see the Stations of the Cross.  Drive to Mt. Zion to see the House of Caiaphas and the Upper Room of the Last Supper. We will visit Bethlehem and see Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity, and view Shepherds’ Fields and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 7 — MASADA • DEAD SEA • QUMRAN

Depart to Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Earth, where we ascend by cable car to visit the remnants of Herod’s Palace and where in 73 A.D. the Zealots made their last stand against the might of Rome.  Visit Ein Gedi, famous spring of David, and proceed to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.  We will go for a swim, or float, in the salted waters of the Dead Sea.  Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 8 — JERUSALEM

We will begin the day with a visit to the reconstructed Jewish Quarter, walk through the Cardo, the original Roman street and see the amazing remains of the massive wall built by King Hezekiah. See the important excavations taking place at the Western Wall and the Southern Temple Staircase. On to the Temple Mount, where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac. See the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque that now stands there. End the afternoon at Golgotha and the empty Garden Tomb. Special time is planned for worship and communion at the empty tomb.

 

DAY 9 — JERUSALEM

We will be going to our outreach at New Generation Orphanage in the West Bank city of Bethany, and then visit the amazing Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. This evening we will share in a Farewell Dinner and the presentation of a Certificate of Pilgrimage to each tour participant. We will also have a special political leader from Israel’s Knesset who will update us on the current events in Israel – with questions and answers.

 

DAY 10 — ISRAEL • USA

Today we transfer to the airport.  Our guide will assist us with check-in procedures.  Depart on our flight home.  We arrive home today with wonderful memories of a visit to the Land of the Bible!

 

This is an all-inclusive tour! And our special price is only $2900.00 per person.

A $300 deposit, per person, is needed to hold each seat. My allotted seats will go fast.

 

We will be staying in 4-star hotels in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) and in Jerusalem. Two buffet meals a day (breakfast and dinner) are included. Round trip airfare from San Francisco is provided by the award-winning Turkish Airlines.

 

Email pastor@fbcac.org for a brochure or call 209-753-7726.

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