Petra, May 2015
I have been blessed to lead seven trips to Israel since May of 2005. This page collects all of my blog posts from the May 2015, May 2013, January 2012, May 2011 and May 2009 trip in chronological order. Be sure to also check out my Flickr site for photos of all seven trips.
I am planning an adult trip in March of 2018, please contact me for more information.
The Grand Rapids Press featured our educational tours on the Religion page, check it out!
Student trips are at the end of the semester when it can be quite warm in Israel and may include longer hikes and walking. Adults are welcome, but need to realize that the trip is designed for college students. The Adult trips are scheduled for a cooler time of year in Israel, have less walking (and more frequent bathroom breaks!) Feel free to contact me if you have questions about traveling to Israel in the future!
Grace Bible College Israel Trip, May 2015
Thanks to Aaron Wienss for this video!
Day 1 and 2 – Traveling to Jerusalem
Day 3 – Seven Miles in Jerusalem
Day 4 – Museum Day in Jerusalem
Day 5 – From the East of Jerusalem
Day 6 – Heading to Galilee
Day 7 – The Jesus Sites
Day 8 – Visiting Jordan
Day 9 – Petra
Day 10 – Crossing the Red Sea
Day 11 – Mamshit, Arad and Masada
Day 12 – En Gedi and Qumran
Day 13 – Back Home Again
Grace Bible College Israel Trip, May 2013
Thanks to Ben Rolff for this video!
GBC – Israel Tour 2013
Day 1 – We Have Left, On a Jet Plane
Day 2 – Walking around Jerusalem
Day 3 – The Garden Tomb vs. The Holy Sepulchre
Day 4 (Part 1) – Down The Mount of Olives and Up the Kidron
Day 4 (Part 2) – Around the Zion Gate
Day 5 – Heading to Galilee
Day 6 – The Jesus Sites
Day 7 – Crossing into Jordan
Day 8 – Hiking in Petra
Day 9 – Swimming in the Red Sea
Day 10 – The Negev
Day 11 – En Gedi, Qumran, and then Homeward Bound
Mount Arbel, January 2012
Grace Bible College Israel Trip, January 2012
Heading to Israel (2012 Version)
Day 1 – Travel and More Travel!
Day 2 – Rainy Days (and Mondays) in Jerusalem
Day 3 – Into the Wilderness
Day 4 – Ibex, Rock Badgers, and Crabs, Oh My!
Day 5 – Crossing the Red Sea
Day 6 – Everything Floats in the Dead Sea
Day 7 – Appealing Caeserea
Day 8 – Following Jesus in Galilee
Day 9 – On The Road to Petra
Day 10 – Hiking in Petra
Day 11 – The Final Day in Jerusalem
May 15, 2011, Mount of Olives
Grace Bible College Israel Trip, May 2011
Heading to Israel! (2011 Version)
Day 1: Travel to Jordan
Day 2: Amman, Madaba, Mt. Nebo
Day 3: Petra (in the rain)
Day 4: Jeresh, Welcome to Israel!
Day 5: The Golan Heights
Day 6: The Jesus Sites
Day 7: Qumran, En-Gedi
Day 7 (part 2): Evening Devotional
Day 8: Arad, Masada, and “Do not lick the Dead Sea”
Day 9: Quick update – archaeology is happening
Day 10: Archaeology at tel Tamar
Day 11: Walking in Jerusalem
Day 12: Southern Temple and the City of David
Day 13: Rainy Days and Demonstrations Really Get Me Down
Days 14-15: Back in the USA
May 2009, Mount of Olives
Grace Bible College Israel Trip, May 2009
Heading to Israel!
Israel Update #1 – Jerusalem
Israel Update #2 – We are in Galilee!
Israel Update #3 — with Picture Goodness!
Grace Bible College Israel Trip, May 2007
This was only the second time I visited Israel. I was not blogging regularly yet and there was little access to the internet at the time. One of the students put this slideshow together from his own photographs.