Tour Rewind: Epilogue

I pray you were blessed by the tour rewind! Now, I hope you will bear with me as I share some personal thoughts. Words cannot describe the joy of hosting the 30 people pictured above on the trip of a lifetime! A year ago when I began planning the trip, my goal was to put …

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CBS 60 Minutes: Inside Rawabi: A New West Bank City

Just weeks ago I was touring with my group in Israel and we spent considerable time in Samaria...modern-day West Bank. Many Americans gasp at the idea of going to the West Bank, because the media has painted a picture of violence and hatred between Jews and Palestinians. I won't deny the tension between ideologies and …

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Tour Rewind: Our Time in Samaria (West Bank)

What comes to mind when you hear "West Bank?" If you depend solely on what you hear on the news, you likely think of the West Bank as a dangerous place, filled with terrorists. However, that view is far from true! We spent the first two nights of our recent tour to Israel in Ariel, …

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Visiting the Biblical Heartland

Often, the Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria are known as Israel’s heartland, where so much of Old Testament history occurred. Today, however, the area is known as the West Bank.  Why West Bank?  Because it refers to land west of the Jordan River.  Though Israel won the war, that land was controlled by the …

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