DAYS 1 & 2 – SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 4-5: DEPARTURE FOR & ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL, JAFFA
Ben Gurion Airport
Our trip began today! Using various connection flights from the U.S., the group all arrived safely in Tel Aviv, Israel. We proceeded through Passport / Customs upon landing here at the Ben Gurion Airport. The airport is named after Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion.
After seeing greeted by our agents, guide (Shlomo) and driver (David), we bored the bus and drove to Jaffa (Joppa). We walked around this Tel Aviv southern suburb, using the 100 year old alleyways. It was here in Jaffa where Jonah rain from God’s direction (Jonah 1), and where Peter healed Dorcas (Tabitha, Acts 9). Peter also had a vision here on the rooftop of a house (Acts 10).
“This afternoon we arrived safely into Tel Aviv. we are thankful to God for bringing us together. The group seems wonderful, with many from all over the country. This will be a great experience!” -Tour Member-
Driving 15 minutes north through rush-hour traffic, we arrived at our hotel. It is located right on the Mediterranean Sea. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner together (the sunset out the window was beautiful) as well as a brief orientation meeting following this great first meal! After the meeting many in the group walked on the beach. We are looking forward to a great trip together.