DAY 1 & 2 – TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10-11: DEPARTURE FOR & ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL

Due to the British Air pilot strike, this trip did not begin for everyone until September 10th. This caused the first two planned days to be canceled. We are hopeful that we will be able to make up these two missing days at the end of the tour. It is all dependent on the availability of air space through British Air. The original start date was September 8th. 

 
 
While the trip had to be delayed for two days due to the British Air strike, we are still very glad that the entire trip wasn’t canceled. We are looking forward to a great trip with despite missing the first two days. God is good!” – Trip member
Welcome to Israel

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: DELAYED FLIGHTS ARRIVE IN ISRAEL, DIRECT DRIVE TO JUDEAN DESERT

After being delayed for two days because of the British Air pilot strike, everyone finally made it to Israel. While other agencies were forced to either cancel their Israel trips or delay them by a week, we are thankful that God provided a way for flights to be secured for all of us. At about 3 p.m., the majority of the group arrived at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv (7 others will plan on arriving later tonight). After going through the long lines at Passport Control, we picked up our luggage and loaded them on the bus. We met our driver David and our guide Shlomo.  
 
Keeping with our original itinerary, about 4:30 we drove straight to the Judean Desert. The place we are staying in tonight is HanokdimThis is a unique Bedouin village where we are sleeping either under one large tent or in cabins. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner followed by  listening to an Arab bedouin talk about his lifestyle. We then retired for the evening.
 
We are thankful we are all finally here! We are all looking forward to experiencing the land of the Bible and God as He leads and provides for our needs.  At this time we are unsure the trip will be able to be extended by two days at the end of the program, thus taking in the two days most of us missed. We are praying (please join us!) space opens up on British Air to allow this to happen!  It is in God’s capable hands!

 

 

DAY 4 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: MASADA, EIN GEDI, QUMRAN, JERICHO, DEAD SEA

Hanokdim
Hanokdim
Hanokdim
Hanokdim

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