It was a long couple days of travel for 37 excited and tired adventurers who finally linked up at Tel Aviv International Airport. Some in the group have taken prior trips with Church of the Resurrection and Shoresh Tours, but many of us on this trip are here for the first time.
Once the last flight came in, and we had gathered everyone together, we got on the Shoresh Bus to leave Tel Aviv and go to our hotel in Netanya.
Israel from the viewpoint of Tel Aviv doesn’t look much different from the United States. You see malls and recognizable signs like ‘Toys-R-Us’ and ‘Ikea’. But Tel Aviv is known to have more of a secular feel than some of the sites we are scheduled to see tomorrow.
After getting a great meal at the hotel, we broke into groups that we will remain in for the duration of the trip, and discussed our schedule tomorrow. We’ll see Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Sipphoris, Nazareth, and Galilee. Everyone’s excited about getting started bright and early tomorrow, but we’re all looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep tonight too.
Please keep our group in your prayers as we experience the homeland of our Lord and Savior. Pray for stamina and health, especially as our bodies acclimate to a dryer climate as we tour many Biblical sites. Pray that we encounter Jesus, in a way that will speak specifically to our individual hearts.