November 13-21 – 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Anthem Church and Holy Ground Explorations have partnered for the trip of a lifetime!
Join ANTHEM Pastor, Chris Lauri, along with his wife, Heather, for an unforgettable sojourn to the Land of ISRAEL! That’s right … ISRAEL!!! This will be a time when the black and white words of your Bible will turn into LIVING COLOR!
Dan and Sharon Stolebarger of Holy Ground Explorations will be providing their expertise having led over forty tours to the Middle East.
DAY 1 – Arrive at TEL AVIV airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome Meeting tonight following dinner.
DAY 3 – Our day begins with a boat ride on the SEA OF GALILEE as well as a visit to the ANCIENT BOAT. The remainder of the day we will visit sites along the northern side of the lake: CAPERNAUM, TABGHA, MAGDALA and a visit to MT. ARBEL.
DAY 4 – Fasten your seatbelt because today we head to the Golan for an (Off Road) JEEP TOUR where you will be informed as to what is REALLY going on in Syria today. We also will visit CAESAREA PHILIPPI and HIPPOS.
DAY 5 – We bid farewell to the Galilee and travel to the DEAD SEA for one night. En route we will stop at BEIT SHE’AN, QASER YEHUD for an opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the JORDAN RIVER, as well as a visit to QUMRAN.
DAY 7 – We begin the day at the MT. OF OLIVES before walking down to GETHSEMANE where we will spend time where Jesus sweat drops of blood. We will visit the JEWISH QUARTER as well as spend time at the WESTERN WALL.
DAY 8 – Visit the CITY OF DAVID, and the SOUTHERN STEPS before heading to YAD VASHEM, (the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL). We will drop off at the SHUK (Mahane Yehuda) for quite the experience in their outdoor market.
DAY 9 – It’s our last day, but there is still so much to be seen. Today is all about JESUS! Visit GALICANTU (Cock Crow), the POOLS OF BETHESDA (with time at ST. ANNE’S), the PAVEMENT, ending appropriately with communion at the GARDEN TOMB. Before leaving Jerusalem, enjoy a special FAREWELL DINNER and then head to the airport.
For any questions, please contact Sharon at email@example.com.
Israel is not just another vacation or destination to check off the list. It is the most impactful place that a person can visit and it is only because I have been there that I say that. Prior to my first visit to Israel I was anxious and nervous because I didn’t know what to expect and was being questioned by many people as to whether or not I was in my right mind for going. I felt I might be making a mistake and thought maybe all the people questioning my sanity were right to do so. (more…)
Never having been to the Middle East, or really anywhere very far from home in the U.S., a couple of friends and I were intrigued with the thought of visiting the Promised Land. We saw a promotion to go with Dan and Sharon with an organization we knew through our study of God’s Word, and we were compelled enough to book a tour. As the date approached, the idea that sounded so good as “something to do someday”, was becoming a reality and I was growing increasingly hesitant (at best) and fearful (at least). (more…)
I would say that a spiritual trip to the land of Israel is a must for every believer. If you never travel anywhere else in the world and have only one trip overseas, there is no doubt in our minds it should be Israel. We've had the privilege of seeing the Land of the Bible with Dan, Sharon and Jane on 2 occasions in 2014 and 2015. In all honesty our lives have never been the same. (more…)
We have been blessed with three opportunities to be on tours in the Holy Land with groups arranged and led by Dan and Sharon Stolebarger. Each tour was different in content — all were superbly organized, starting with a smooth arrival process into Israel with a warm greeting on arrival. (more…)
If you are thinking of visiting Israel, Jordan or the biblical sites of Turkey, then think Holy Ground Explorations. Why? Because, who you travel with will profoundly influence what you experience in these unique lands. With Holy Ground Explorations, you will be treated to more than a rushed visit to the historical and biblical highlights. You will be more than just “one of many” on a bus tour. Because for the Holy Ground Exploration leaders, Dan and Sharon Stolebarger — it’s personal. That is their vision. (more…)
My time living in Israel has proven to be one of the most spiritual growth times of my life. I told someone after 30 days that I was so ready to come home, but enjoyed every day I was there including the last day in Jerusalem, I found myself wanting to soak up every place we went from day 1 to day 30. Even while we traveled in the vans, I never wanted to sleep or even doze for fear I might miss even the smallest site. Day after day I looked with wonder at God’s land and all the Jewish people we met. (more…)
As someone from the U.K. who has done numerous trips to Israel since 1988, I have yet to come across anything that could even come close to this one. Why? Well everything from the practical and organizational side, to the choice of sights and hotels is outstanding. But a tour is only ever going to be as good as its guide (and the coach driver) and this is where they excel. Absolutely head and shoulders above anything I’ve experienced!! (more…)
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