ISRAEL 2020

Dear Rocky Peak,


Next spring, I will be leading two study tours to Israel. These will be the eighth and ninth tours we’ve led in the past few years and these trips have been truly life changing for those who have gone! The early church father, Jerome, once described Israel as “the fifth gospel,” and once you’ve been there, you’ll know why and you’ll never read your Bible the same way!


Many years ago, Lin and I went to Israel—first on a tour and then leading a tour—but ever since then, I’ve wanted to design a tour that is a bit more adventurous, a lot more authentic, and that leads to more life change. These trips are the fulfillment of that dream!


These tours will combine pre-trip learning with on-site experiences and will keep us closer to the unspoiled land and farther away from gaudy churches and tourist traps. We will go places where most tours don’t go, and we will get to see things most tours don’t see. These trips will also require a fair amount of hiking so we get a first hand feel for the mountains, valleys, rivers, seas and deserts of Israel.


The cost of the trip is all inclusive—round trip airfare, all hotels, meals, taxes and tips. It even includes bottled water while we are out touring and some other extras. We are limiting the trips to one bus each so we can get in and out of sites quickly, so space is limited!


I hope you can join us!


In Him,


Michael

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Valley of Elah (David and Goliath) • Bethlehem • Nazareth • Capernaum

Sea of Galilee (boat ride) • Caesarea Philippi • The Jordan River (baptisms)

Jerusalem • Caesarea (Paul imprisoned) • The Dead Sea • Masada • Mt. Arbel

Engedi (David in the wilderness) • Mt. Carmel • Mount Of Olives • Gethsemene

Hezekiah’s Tunnel • Pools of Bethesda • Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls)

The Temple Mount (Western Wall) • Caves of Adulum • The Desert of Zin