People ask me all the time what is the average age of people who join me for one of my Israel tours. A follow-up question is usually in terms of when is the best age for a person to visit Israel? My answer to the first question is that I get all ages of people on my Holyland tours. My response to the second question is simply “as young as possible!” I have so many people in their 50s, 60s, and beyond who join me and say, “Oh, I wish I would have visited Israel decades ago!” Everyone though, regardless of age, come home from an Israel trip with us and say, “What a life-changing trip this was!”
On this most recent Israel tour, we had a wide range of ages represented. Our youngest traveler as a 10 year old from Australia. She and her two sisters traveled with their parents. It was a delight to see all of them, but especially the ten year old, engage in the Biblical stories and experiences.
On the other hand, we also had a 96 year old with us. He was traveling with his care-giver who provided wonderful help. It was his first trip. The highlight for him was being baptized in the Jordan River. While the river was a bit chilly, this didn’t stop the good doctor. It was a special event for all. He also enjoyed standing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
It is amazing that God calls people of all ages. Young and old, a life-changing encounter awaits. I am excited for our ten year old girl who now has the rest of her life to “reap the benefits” of seeing the Bible unfold before her. I am also excited for our 96 year old gentleman who had a dream fulfilled in visiting the land where Jesus walked. Praise be to God for everyone, young and old, God brings to tours to the Holyland.