Wednesday, April 22, 2009


As I shared in my blog yesterday, Laura and I are considering our third tip to the Holy Land October 17-30, 2010. Yesterday I shared what our tentative itinerary would be for the first 6 days. Now, here comes the unbelievable itinerary for days 7-14:

Day 7 – We will visit the Valley of Elah where David killed Goliath, pass by Rachel’s tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. We will go to Mt Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus had the last supper with His disciples. We will visit the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was tried and where Peter denied the Lord. We will go to the Israel Museum including a 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Herod the Great and visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed.

Day 8 – We will enter Jerusalem, walk to the holiest site in the whole Jewish world…The Western (Wailing) Wall; We will see the 35 acre temple area purchased by King David on which today stands the Dome of the Rock (the 3rd holiest shrine in all of Islam); We will go to St Stephen’s Gate; Sister of Zion Convent (the pavement where Jesus stood while on trial before Pilate); Follow the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried His cross; and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre over the sight of Jesus’ death and tomb.

Day 9 – We will take a cable car up to Masada, the fortress built by King Herod; visit Ein Gedi, the oasis where David hid from King Saul; visit Qumran, the settlement of the Essenes who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls; visit Jericho, the city of Palms that is the oldest existing city on earth; see the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by Satan; and see Wadi Qelt, the Biblical Valley of the Shadow of Death.

Day 10 – We will visit the Mt of Olives; The Church of the Ascension; and the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed in agony. We will celebrate communion at the garden tomb and then visit St Peter’s gate and the Pool of Bethesda.

Day 11 – We will offer special options that you can choose to be part of or just enjoy the city of Jerusalem on your own. Some of the options will include Hezekiah’s Tunnel; the southern wall of the Temple Mount excavations and the Holocaust Museum.

Day 12 – We will cross back over into Jordan where we will go to Bethany beyond the Jordan where you will have opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River. We will then drive to our spa hotel where you can enjoy time soaking in the mineral rich Dead Sea.

Day 13 – We will drive to Petra, the “red rose city half as old as time” where many believe the Jewish people will hide from the Anti-Christ during the tribulation.

Day 14 – We will depart for the Amman airport after breakfast for our flight home and the close of an unforgettable tour.


Shawna said...

OK, Scott, I'm starting to pray about this now! It would be my dream, we'll see if it's the Lord's will.

Pastor Scott said...

Hi Shawna. I can tell you this...once you've taken this trip you will never read your Bible the same ever again! Praying with you!