"Though I had been reading the Bible for over 20 years, the first trip that my wife and I took with CCOB to Israel opened my eyes like never before. No longer were the places that I was reading about abstract. My Bible came alive going from Black and White into color. We were not members of CCOB at the time, but the fellowship that we enjoyed along with how welcoming Pastor Lloyd and Karen were, helped us decide on making CCOB our home church. It was such a blessing that we returned again in 2013 so that we could appreciate it that much more. We last went in 2016, so that we could take our son along, for we desired for him to fall in love with Scripture as both my wife and I have. This trip certainly formed the groundwork for the ministry that I lead in the church, The One Year Bible Challenge. I would strongly encourage all believers, both mature and new, to experience this life changing trip." -John L.
"We are going to Israel, we told them. “Why would you want to go there? It's so dangerous” they said. But our hearts burned with a desire to see where Jesus walked performed his miracles was crucified and rose again. While we were there we never felt a more at peace and calm feeling than during our trip to the Holy Land! Each destination opened our eyes even more to the life Jesus lead. We made lasting friendships and listened to heartfelt messages and were in awe at every site. Our eyes were opened to what God is doing in Israel the miraculous things that are happening currently and how prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. Reading the Bible has not been the same since we have taken this trip. We now have a visual picture of the many scenes and stories of long ago. It truly makes the Bible come alive! This experience was so much more than we ever expected!" -Mark & Eileen C.
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Where are we staying?
Ramada Hotel, Netanya - Right on the coast of the Mediterranean
Lake House, Tiberias - Right on the coast of the Sea of Galilee
Prima Kings, Jerusalem - Right in the heart of Jerusalem
How many sites?
Caesara by the Sea, Nazareth Village, Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River crossing, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western wall, Elah Valley, Dead Sea, Via Dolorosa, Garden Tomb and more!
We focus on visiting sites that are biblically accurate. Over the years many sites in Israel have become part of church tradition or were sites visited by early pilgrims and are not the true sites mentioned in the Bible.
We visit sites that are clearly pinpointed in the Bible and read the corresponding passages while at the actual location. This is one aspect of the visit that makes our trip unique.
What does a typical day look like?
After breakfast, load onto the bus to head to the site. Our tour guide will guide us to and through the various sites. Arriving at the main location of the site, Pastor Lloyd will lead us in a devotion, sharing scripturally what happened at that site and its importance. Head to the next site and repeat for all sites scheduled for that day. Dinner back at the hotel and free time afterwards. There will be some time in Jerusalem to explore the Old City on your own.
What are we going to eat?
All breakfasts, all dinners and 6 lunches provided in cost of tour
Breakfast and dinners are Mediterranean style buffet
They don’t mix dairy & meat with meals
Authentic Israeli & kosher meals such Shawarma, Falafel
Weather and clothing
Weather between 60 - 80 degrees during the day
Pack for layers - weather can change fast!
What about Money?
Most places accept American dollars and will give you change back in shekels.
Tour Guide will tell you where is appropriate to use cash or credit cards
Be sure to tell your credit card company that you are using your credit cards in Israel!
Bring smaller denomination bills - $50.00 in ones
Suggested to bring about $200.00 in cash
Make sure to get a data plan for your phone!
Israel uses 220 volts instead of the 110 we use; you will need a converter for any electric items you need
Suggested packing items
Any medications you need
Scarf / gloves
Hat / Sunglasses
Good walking shoes
Some sites require modest wear (Men = cover knees & head coverings; Women = cover shoulders & knees)
Snacks if wanted!
Motion sickness medicine
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