DAYS 1 & 2 – MONDAY/TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17-18: DEPART U.S., ARRIVE IN ISRAEL
The trip for 47 of us started today! God brought together people from all over the country for this Israel study tour. This includes a number of pastors and their spouses. The group was booked on a few different flights, with almost everyone arriving at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. The majority in the group were greeted by Shlomo, our guide, and David, our driver. With the last group arriving from NY, the luggage was loaded on the bus to begin the drive to our hotel in Netanya. Dinner was enjoyed by all!
“Today are departure day finally came! It has been my dream to see and experience Israel with my own eyes! I am so looking forward to this trip with Dr. John, and see the Bible come alive!” – Tour Member –
For the 16 who flew through from London, only 5 made the Tel Aviv flight, with 11 others (including Dr. John) missing this connection. With us being re-booked on the 9 p.m. flight, this allowed us to take the train and explore the city of London on our own (including the British Museum. Some of the items seen on display include the Rosetta Stone, statues of Ramses II and Thutmoses III, theLashish Sieg Relief from Ninevah, statues of Alexandria the Great, some of the pediment from the Parthenon in Athens, Nebuchadnessar’s lion from Babylon, and the black obelisk of Shalmaneser II, and much more)
The 11 are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv tomorrow morning at 4 a.m.
Despite the challenges of long flights and miss connections, we know that God is watching over us. We all are looking forward to a great trip together here in the land of the Bible.