Holy Land Trip – 2022

Led by: Pastor Dan Moran

Estimated Dates*: January 13 – 22, 2022

Pastor Dan Moran

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Debbie and I are thrilled to invite you on one of the most exciting
journeys you”ll ever take. In a few short months, we will be walking
where Jesus walked!!

Yes, we are going to Israel January 13-22, 2022! We are serving as the
host for this amazing tour.

Join us as we will be leading a 10-Day Tour to Israel. This is a trip
that will impact your life, results in a new spiritual awakening and
awareness, and leave you with memories like no other excursion you
have been on.

We will be visiting exciting sites such as Caesarea Phillipi,
Nazareth, the Mount of Beatitudes, Old City Jerusalem, Bethlehem,
Masada and the Dead Sea, along with many other wonderful locations.
Sail in a boat on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus and his disciples
fished, visit the tomb where Jesus raised Lazarus, visit the pool of
Siloam where Christ healed the blind man, walk on the Mt of Olives and
in The Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb and so much more.

The itinerary for our tour is attached for your review.

We promise you will come home and find that your Bible has gone from
black & white to 3D high-definition color and your life will never be
the same.

Please prayerfully consider this incredible trip of a lifetime.

Shalom,

Dan and Debbie Moran

Flights: Will be announced 11 months prior to departure

Hotels:

CityNights
Netanya1 night
Sea of galilee or Nazareth3 nights
Dead Sea1 night
Jerusalem3 nights

General Itinerary

Day 1 – Thursday, January 13th – Depart from the USA

Depart from the USA to Tel Aviv.  Dinner and breakfast will be served during the flight.

Day 2 – Friday, January 14th – Arrive in Israel, Jaffa.

Our representatives will meet you and walk you through customs. We’ll board our bus, then tour the charming alleys of the city of Jaffa, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and visit St. Peter’s Church. From there, we will experience the uniqueness of the Old Jaffa Flea Market. (if time permits)

Time to check into our hotel in Netanya.

Day 3 – Saturday, January 15th –  Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo

After breakfast we’ll visit the following sites:

Caesarea by the Sea to visit the Crusader Fortress built upon the ancient city of Caesarea, named after Augustus Caesar, who imposed the tax that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Here we will visit an ancient Roman Amphitheatre, where the group can experience the acoustics of a structure built in the days of Christ.

Aqueduct of Caesarea. The Aqueduct brought running water to the old city of Caesarea, along a raised aqueduct. The source of the water was the springs of Shummi, 10KM away. Herod build the aqueduct in the 1st century BC. Later, in the 2nd century AD it was expanded by the Romans.

Mount Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.

Megiddo, Site of Armageddon. We will see where generations of civilizations were destroyed and rebuilt over and over again. Somewhere between 28 and 32 times, cities would be renamed and rebuilt after being conquered. This city was a strategic location for going into battle. King Solomon established it as a ‘chariot city’ and housed hundreds of horses. It’s also home to a 120-foot water shaft (which many of us toured) which connects the city to a spring outside the city gates.

Dinner & overnight near the Sea of Galilee.

Day 4 – Sunday, January 16th – Nazareth, Nazareth Village, Yardenit

We begin our day in Nazareth, where Jesus spent the silent years of his life. From Nazareth the road winds down to Tiberias and the beautiful Sea of Galilee.

Our next stop is Nazareth, the home of Jesus and where he spent his childhood. We will view the Basilica of the Annunciation, which stands over the cave where the Angel Gabriel appeared before Mary to announce her conception of Jesus. We will also visit the Church of St. Joseph, known as the “Workshop of Joseph.”

Onto Nazareth Village where we will have the opportunity to go back in time to the everyday life of first century – Jesus time. We will enjoy lunch – a traditional first century meal. Then onto Mount Precipice (Luke 4:29-30). We will stand on the mountain from which Jews tried to throw Jesus after He told them He was the Messiah they had been waiting for. They couldn’t believe he was making such a bold statement, but Jesus was able to walk right back through the crowd unharmed.

We will end our day at Yardenit, the traditional baptismal site on the Jordan River.

Dinner & overnight Sea of Galilee.

Day 5  – Monday, January 17th – Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Caesarea Phillipi, Mount of Beatitudes

On this day we will, visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus.

Sail on the Sea of Galilee & visit the Ancient Boat Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar.

We will visit Magdala, with its first century synagogue, a complete first century city and remains of a once prosperous fish processing industry. Complete with shops, marketplace, residential areas, and wharf, this is a city where Jesus himself visited and taught

We take the road through the Golan Heights where we will hear the explanations of the strategic and political significance of this area. On the Golan Heights we will visit Caesarea Phillipi at Banias.

Then onto Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus delivered “The Sermon on the Mount”).

Dinner & overnight sea of Galilee.

Day 6  – Tuesday, January 18th – Gideon’s Spring, Beit She’an, Qaser El-Yahud & Dead Sea

We will enjoy the view of the Sea of Galilee from Mt. Arbel.

We bid farewell to the Galilee, and then proceed to visit Gideon’s Spring, where the Judge Gideon selected 300 warriors to go into the battle with him against the Midianites (Judge 7).

Beit She’an – one of the earliest and most important cities in Israel from the time of the Canaanites. It was here that the Philistines impaled King Saul’s body to the city wall – we will view its magnificent excavations.

On our journey, we will stop at the site Qaser el-Yahud on the Jordan River where many believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This river borders the country of Jordan and Israel.

Dinner & overnight stay at our hotel in Dead Sea

Day 7 – Wednesday, January 19th – Masada,Qumran,Lazarus & Jerusalem

We begin the day at Masada, the last stronghold and stand of the zealots against Rome, on the edge of the barren Negev Desert. Masada is a symbol of courage and perseverance for the Jewish People, where 960 Jewish defenders organized their last resistance to the Roman conquerors and took their own lives rather than surrender into slavery. After walking through the ruins of what would have been rooms for dining and entertainment, we will make our way back down the mountain drive via Ein Gedi .

This was a place talked about by King Solomon and occupied as a refuge by David. Our next stop at Qumran where will then go to see the ruins of the Qumran people. This site is fascinating because it is the place the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. These scrolls of Old Testament texts have proven to be one of the most valuable archaeological finds, dating back to 300 B.C. In case you’re wondering, they match word-for-word what we read in the Old Testament today.

We’ll continue to the Judean Desert. We’ll view one of the St. George Monastery crosses, which offers an amazing view of the monastery. This stop is important for understanding the water system used in the Judean Desert and monasteries we will learn the amazing story of Lazarus, whom the Lord raised from the dead.

Dinner & overnight stay in Jerusalem

Day 8 – Thursday, January 20th _ Old City of Jerusalem & Israel Museam

Our morning starts on the Mount of Olives with breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. The day continues with visits to the sites that will helps us of understand the Lord’s prophecy about Jerusalem: The Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Christ Prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 18:41), The Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53) and The Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations), the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus. We will proceed to visit the sites on Mt. Zion: the Gallicantu Church which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14: 53-65). We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and enter into the Upper Room – the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples.

Proceed to Israel Museum to visit the miniature model of the city of Jerusalem as it appeared in the time of the Second Temple before the great rebellion and its subsequent destruction. Afterwards, we will get to see the Shrine of the Book, which houses the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dinner & overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 9 –Friday, January 21st – Jerusalem

We will start our day at Mount of Olives with its breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then proceed to an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written, the City of David. Here archeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700-year-old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering, and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10).

Continue to the Pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9). We’ll have an important stop at the Southern Steps, where Jesus had walked many times. In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels – underground tunnels exposing the full length of the Western Wall. The tunnels are adjacent to the Western Wall and located under buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem. Proceed to Davidson Center (with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple).

We will view the Temple Mount, and we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48). Then to Bethesda where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5). Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) to the Holy Sepulcher. We’ll walk through the old city market to the Damascus gate We’ll end our day at the Garden Tomb, where we’ll have , communion.

We will proceed to our unforgettable farewell dinner hosted in a special local restaurant.

.Dinner & overnight stay in Jerusalem

Day 10 –Saturday, January 22nd – Departure Home

We will have an early breakfast, and then drive to the airport for our morning flight back to the U.S.

We return home full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard — is the trip really over?  Can we start planning for our return visit?