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Never the Same Again

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by Pastor Mike Faris, Highpoint Church, Larksville, PA

More than ten years ago, God granted to me a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Israel. It was there we walked in the footsteps of Jesus – up mountains, down wadis into living water, and along paths of righteousness as we moved from one biblically profound insight and life-changing moment to another.

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More than ten years ago, God granted to me a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Israel. It was there we walked in the footsteps of Jesus – up mountains, down wadis into living water, and along paths of righteousness as we moved from one biblically profound insight and life-changing moment to another. Words cannot adequately express the spiritual impact of such a study tour. I wish every high school graduate could visit Israel before they begin the rest of their lives. You are never the same again. The Word of God goes from black and white to vivid full color. Now as you read scripture, you can picture in your mind’s eye all the places you have visited and your insight and understanding of scripture just explodes with delight and love for God.


 

After 35 years in ministry no single spiritual event (including the three seminaries I attended) even comes close to the two week study tour I had in Israel. I not only met Yeshua (Jesus) in a way I have never known Him, but I also fell in love with His word all over again as well as the land of Israel, the Jewish people, and our Jewish heritage as Christians. The impact of those two weeks had an immediate and remarkable effect upon our church. The fruit from that one experience continues to multiply in hundreds and now thousands of lives. If you have an opportunity to go, please don't hesitate. You will never be the same! 

 

Sites & Attractions

 
In the northwest corner of Israel, on the Israel-Lebanon border, at a point where the M...
A museum campus housing pavilions presenting artifacts from ancient cultures in Israel....
Kibbutz Ein Gedi is the only botanical garden in the world that people live in. More th...
The winery was established in 1998 and it produces around 10,000 bottles annually. The ...
The underwater observatory offers aquariums rich in marine life and coral, as well as s...
A dormant volcano in the northern Golan Heights. The western slope has a relatively new...
 

Accommodations

 
​The Spa Club hotel is the first spa hotel of its kind in the entire Dead Sea region. S...
Our Oasis Dead Sea Resort – nestled between the Judean hills and the shore of the Dead ...
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