Come join us on a Spiritual Pilgrimage to Israel in 2018

Prepare for the Journey of a lifetime…Walking where Jesus walked!

Join us for a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  “In the Footsteps of Jesus” February 1-10, 2018.   Deadline for Registration:  October 1, 2017

Experience the Word coming alive as you walk by the Sea of Galiee and experience the passion and love of Jesus in the city of the great King, Jerusalem.

Israel is a place like no other.  It is the land of a wonderfully unique people, geography and history, but more importantly it is God’s own country.   As Christians, we feel a connection to this land, and it’s why many on these pilgrimages have remarked that they feel like they are “coming home.”  There really is no other feeling like it.

These pilgrimage tours are arranged by Vessels of Mercy International in partnership with Coral Travel.  Vessels of Mercy International has a very simple mission; to be an ambassador for Israel.  Part of that mission means that we need to bring other Christian brothers and sisters to Israel so that they too can be witnesses in their community.  The time to stand with Israel is now.

About your host

Bev. Gibson has been leading relief & development teams since 1989.  She has a heart for the nations and especially  Israel and its people.  Beyond Israel she has served in over 150 countries and traveled extensively.  Bev is an ordained minister and currently serves as the Founder/CEO of Vessels of Mercy International.   Bev. will be teaching at some of the historic sites on our journey.

Brenda Freeman currently serving as Vice President of Vessels of Mercy International, she is a teacher and advocate of the truth of God’s word.  She is an ordained minister and has been teaching since 1990.  Traveling with Vessels of Mercy International on numerous missions, she has served in over 10 countries.  She has a passion for the Word and proclaiming the truth of God’s word and will also be teaching at various historic sites on our journey.

For more information please contact our office at 804-740-4575.

 Come Walk in His Footsteps….You’re life will never be the same!

                               Experience a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the HOLY LAND

Hosted by

Vessels of Mercy International

 Minister Bev. Gibson
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Call the office for your packet of information of cost and details.

Day 1 – Thursday – February 1: USA – Tel Aviv

Flight to Tel Aviv.

 Day 2 – Friday – February 2: Arrival – Jaffa – Tel Aviv

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be assisted with customs and immigration along with the transfer of luggage before boarding your motor-coach for a drive to Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Visit the House of Simon the Tanner, and walk through Jaffa’s reconstructed Old Quarter. Dinner and Overnight: Hotel in Tel Aviv.

 

Day 3 – Saturday – February 3: Caesarea – Megiddo – Sea of Galilee

After breakfast, drive to Caesarea, the seat of the Roman Procurator of Judea at the time of the Christ and the site where Peter converted the centurion Cornelius. This fortified harbor city was built 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great. View the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Explore the Roman Theater and the Aqueducts. A drive up Mt. Carmel will bring us to the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Continue to Megiddo, the Fortress City of King Solomon, later built again by King Ahab. The books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we study about the final Battle of Armageddon while viewing the Plains of Jezreel. Drive to Tiberias past Nazareth and experience the view from Mt. Precipice. Continue on to Cana of Galilee. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.

 

Day 4 – Sunday – February 4: Golan Heights – Sea of Galilee

The day starts with a drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Drive along the Hula Valley to Tel Dan and visit the remains of the city. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith to Jesus. Via a ride through the Golan Heights we return to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the area where Jesus spent his years of ministry. See the ruins of Capernaum, the town where Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient synagogue, in which he may have preached and the house of Peter. Continue on to the Church of the Primacy of Peter at Tabgha. After a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee drive to Kibbutz Ginossar and visit the “Jesus Boat”. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.

 

Day 5 – Monday – February 5: Bet Shean – Gideon Springs – Jordan Valley – Jerusalem

After breakfast, drive to Yardenit, where you will have an opportunity to be baptized (optional). You then leave Tiberias and drive to Bet She’an. Recent excavations have unveiled the impressive ruins of the country’s largest city in the Roman and Byzantine periods, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 AD. Continue on to Ein Harod – Gideon Springs. The tour continues through the Jordan Valley past Jericho, believed to be the world’s oldest walled city. This was the first city taken by Joshua when the Hebrews returned from Egypt – ‘and the walls fell down.’ It was also the site of the Mount of Temptation (Mark 1:13). Drive to Jerusalem. Pass the traditional site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Enter the city of Jerusalem in the traditional way and view the city from Mt. Scopus. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6 – Tuesday – February 6: Jerusalem

In the morning ascend the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Way and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the famous Church of All Nations. Drive along the “last way” to Mt. Zion. Walk in the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Stand next to the Southern Wall and view the City of David. Visit the Church of Peter in Gallicantu, the site where Peter denied his Lord three times. It was also the House of the High Priest Caiphas where Jesus was interrogated. Visit the Last Supper Room on Mt. Zion and King David’s Tomb. You will also visit The City of David and the Pool of Siloam. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7 – Wednesday – February 7: Jerusalem

After breakfast drive to Mt Moriah. Visit the Western Wall, last remnant of the second Jewish Temple during the time of Jesus. Walk up to the Temple site and view the Dome of the Rock and El Aqsa Mosque. Visit the Cardo (the Jewish Quarter), the Rabbinical Tunnel and the Davidson Center (Southern Wall). Walk to the Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church, a fine example of Crusader architecture. Walk through the colorful Bazaar to the Jaffa Gate. In the afternoon visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial, a visit you will never forget. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8 – Thursday – February 8: Massada – Ein Gedi – Qumran

After breakfast drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi, an oasis on the Dead Sea Shore. Near the 200 meter high waterfall is a cave where David had his famous meeting with King Saul (First Samuel 24: 1-23). A walk around the reservation confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful reservations in the world. Continue to Massada. Ascend Massada by cable car. Explore the ancient excavation of Herod’s Palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest synagogue in the world. Depart Jerusalem and travel east to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Enjoy an afternoon “float” at the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 9 – Friday – February 9: Jerusalem

This morning drive to the Ella Valley, where David fought Goliath. Return to Jerusalem and visit the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed and the Holy Land walk-around model of the city of Jerusalem as it was in the Second Temple period. Continue to the Menorah, across from the Knesset (Israeli parliament). End your visit to Jerusalem with communion at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner.

Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem

 Day 10 – Saturday – February 10: Tel Aviv – USA

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.

* Subject to Change *

 Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.

*Itinerary subject to change

Come join us on a Spiritual Pilgrimage to Israel in 2018