DAYS 1 & 2 – SUNDAY-MONDAY, MARCH 17-18: DEPART U.S.A./ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL
Today our departure date finally arrived for our flight to Israel, the land of the Bible! God brought together a total of 85 for this journey of a lifetime. Meeting at various airports and taking different flights to Israel, God provided safety for all of us to Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv – Netanya
We landed this afternoon (with a few still coming later this evening) at the Ben Gurion Airport (named after David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel in 1948). After proceeding through the usual passport procedures and meeting each other, we loaded onto the bus and drove towards and eventually through Tel Aviv en route to our hotel in Netanya. This hotel is located right on the Mediterranean Sea.
“Today we landed in Israel! Hard to believe this since I dreamed about walking in land of the Bible for such a long time. I am super excited about this trip.” -Tour Member-
Following a wonderful buffet dinner, we gathered for a brief orientation meeting. After the meeting, some took a walk down on the beach while others retired for the evening. We are thrilled to be here in Israel, the land of the Bible!