We have just spent a week in another world, in another time, in the Holy Land.

As soon as we arrived at Tel Aviv airport, our group of 16 participants set off on a marathon journey in the footsteps of the patriarchs, prophets, Jesus and the apostles.

Jerusalem to celebrate the anniversary of its reunification, the walls and foundations of Nehemiah’s city, the Temple, the Beautiful Gate where Peter and John healed the paralytic, the Wailing Wall, the City of David, his tomb, Prayer in the upper room where the Spirit came upon the 120 gathered, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Golgotha, the empty tomb, the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth), the Judean desert, the Jordan (where we celebrated baptisms), Jericho (the oldest city in the world), view of the Mount where Jesus was tempted, Bethlehem, the sycamore tree (the only one in town) that most probably Zacchaeus climbed, the lake of Galilee, the town of Magdala, a cruise and praise time on the lake,  two nights in a kibbutz in Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, the synagogue where Jesus taught, the ruins of Peter’s house, the village of Cana (where we tasted good wine! ), Nazareth, Mount Carmel (where Elijah confronted the false prophets), the plain of Armageddon where the final battle will take place, Caesarea, the port founded by Herod the Great (where Peter baptized Cornelius and where Paul was held prisoner for two years), Jaffa and the house of Simon the tanner, Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean sea, and finally on Sunday afternoon, at the annual gathering of the Messianic Christians of Israel. And so many other sites and beautiful encounters…

This trip will allow us to love the Jewish people even more and to read the Bible with new eyes.

Thank you to our guides Fabienne and Myriam for this unforgettable trip.

Timothy and Yukki Paton





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