We want to invite you to join our Sept. 2022 Ministry Tour to Israel. This is "Israel Tours and Ministry's" 12th year to offer this exciting tour of The Holy Land. Please read through the information below, and take a look at our photo gallery. If you love to travel, if you are looking for a tour that includes ministry, "Israel Tours and Ministry" is the one for you. If God is touching your heart with a desire to see Israel, we hope you will prayerfully consider joining us this Sep. 1st - Sept. 14th, 2022, for "A Holy Land Experience, with a personal touch, that will change your life".
We did not offer any tours in 2020, or 2021, because of Covid 19. We are so very excited to return to Israel this year, 2022 and we are anticipating a very special time in Israel. God has had a lot to say in 2020, 2021, and so far in 2022, and He is doing miraculous things on the earth despite the natural conditions. We cannot wait to see what He has planned for Israel Tour 2022. We encourage you to pray about going and should you decide to join us, don't be surprised at what God has planned for you, for us all!
We also want to mention a second tour beginning May 25th - June 7th, 2023. Details coming at a later date. You will experience all that this years tour promises, but there are always new and changing dynamics in Israel, so confirmation of details will be forth coming. However, 2023's tour will provide most of the sites and extras of the 2022 tour.
God Bless, Frank and Sandra Young
Sept. 1st / Thursday - Depart: Houston/Newark Newark/Tel Aviv
Sept. 2nd / Friday- arrive Ben Gurion 10:25 am (approx.), drive straight to the Mt. of Olive for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mt., walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Americas, then a short bus ride to Mt. Zion: St. Peter Galicantu Church (Rooster Church), Upper Room, Tomb of David. Then back on the bus to the Hotel, check-in, dinner and a good nights sleep.
Sept. 3rd / Santurday - Breakfast, and board bus by 8:15, bus ride to the Old City and the Pool of Bethesda, the Church of St. Anne, and we begin the Via Dolorosa (the stations of the Cross), ending at the Church of the Sepulcre and the Tomb of Jesus. We will lunch in the Old City, and after a stroll through the City, We leave Jerusalem and take a 5 mile ride to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd's Feild, and the Church of the Nativity. Hotel, dinner, bed
Sept. 4th / Sunday - We begin thin morning, after breakfast of course, with the New Western Tunnel Tour (early morning), then the City of David (including underground tunnels leading to Pool of Siloam), short drive to the Garden Tomb, where we will experience a special communion together.
Sept. 5th / Monday - Breakfast, hop on the bus and begin our drive to Masada, the mountain top fortress built by Herod. This is magnificent ruin you wouldn't want to miss. We leave Masada and head to Qumran for lunch and to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short ride and we are at the Dead Sea for a swim, or rather a float in the water, rub some mineral mud on your body wash it off and you have had a beauty treatment for your skin. After a quick shower we head to Jericho to see where Jesus was tempted by the devil, ride a camel and we are on our way back to Jerusalem for dinner and bedtime. You will be ready for a good night sleep.
Sept. 6th / Tuesday - Today, breakfast, and board the bus for the Friends of Zion Holocaust Museum, the Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book), and the Model of Jerusalem. Lunch and drive to the Jewish Agency, which is the largest Agency around the world that helps Jews all over the world to return to the Homeland of Israel. You will visit the building where the first Government of Israel was housed and learn about the History of this wonderful organization completely funded by donation. We head back to Jerusalem, dinner and bed.
Sept. 7th / Wednesday - Breakfast, check out of the Hotel, and board the bus for Tiberius. On our way, we will stop at Beit Shean, which is one of the oldest cities in Israel. In the Biblical account of the battle of the Israelites against the Philistines on Mount Gilboa, the bodies of King Saul and three of his sons were hung on the walls of Beit Shean. We will then head to Nazareth, to visit the Church of the Annunciation, was built over the site they believe to be Mary;s home, and St Gabriel Church. Leaving this area we will head to Nazareth Village, where you will walk through a reenactment of the time of Jesus, and visit the local weaver, carpenter and the old Synagogue. Then we drive to Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Board the bus and head for the Hotel in Tiberius, dinner and a good nights sleep.
Sept. 8th / Thursday - Today we travel to the Golan Heights, a beautiful drive while we visit numerous Historical sites, which will give you some insight into the Israeli wars that helped to build the Israel we know today. We will drive to Banias-Caesarea Phillipi, boasting to have the largest Waterfall in Israel. Also once the place of worship of the God Pan. We conclude this day with Baptism at the Jordan River. You will then be ready for a nice dinner and bed.
Sept. 9th / Friday - Today we check out of our Hotel after breakfast, and take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where we will enjoy sailing as we view the beautiful city of Tiberius, while listen to worship music and even joining together in song. We will visit the Mt of Beatitudes, Tagba (the church of the Fish and Loaves), Capernaum where Jesus lived in Peter's mother in law's mothers house for most of His time of ministry in this area. We will lunch at Hermitage Restaurant for St. Peter's Fish dinner. Then Gideon Spring and Megiddo, before heading to Haifa to check into Hotel, dinner and bed. i
Sept. 10th / Saturday - This morning we will attend Kehilat HaCarmel (Carmel Assembly) service 11:00 am. This beautiful church is the Largest Messianic Congregation in Israel. Seated on top of Mt Carmel, you will thoroughly enjoy worshiping with this mostly Russian Jewish Congregation as they celebrate Jesus. After the service we will eat lunch. Then on to Muhraka, the place where Elijah called down fire on the prophets of Baal. Back to the Hotel, dinner and bedtime.f
Sept. 11th / Sunday - Breakfast, bus ride to visit Acco, a Templar Stronghold during the Crusade period. You will have some time to rest before our Sunday evening service at New Covenant Assembly 7:00 pm , a first generation Arab Christian Church (Pastor Yousef Dakwar). Pastor Dakwar and his beautiful wife Christine have served this community and their congregation faithfully! Christine is a teacher, educated counselor, and an author. Frank and I are so honored to be able to call them our friends and even extended family. There will be a time of fellowship at the end of the service.
Sept. 12th / Monday - This morning we will visit with Pastor Yousef Dakwar at the Internet and TV Studio He manges, and also meet those who help Pastor Dakwar, and learn how they use their gifts and talents in media technology to broadcast the
Gospel through out the entire Middle East and the world, and the effect their efforts have made around the world. Pastor Yousef will share his amazing story to us, and walk us through a studio tour. Lunch will be in the Haifa area, and you will have time again to rest before, heading out for the Evening Service at Great Commission Church, another Arab Christian Church in outskirts
of Haifa. Pastor Marwan and his lovely wife Rania are so very precious. They have loved and served their congregation well, giving all they are and have to minister as God has directed them. They have sacrificed and worked very hard to build their church and minister to the needs of their community. We are so blessed to know them and have come to love them like family. Hotel, dinner, bed.
Sept. 13th / Tuesday - Check out Hotel Haifa, drive to Caesarea a coastal city built by Herod, Soreq Caves and possibly Jaffa, where Simon the Tanner lived, Dinner in Tel Aviva. Ben Gurion Airport for 11:50 pm flight home, Tel Aviv/Newark - Newark/Houston.
Sept. 14th / Wednesday - Arrive Houston approx. 10:30 am.
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