My fourth trip to the beautiful land of Israel - always a delight to be back! Springtime is filled with the freshness and fragrance of new life - the "lilies of field" were flourishing. It is often thought that Israel is hot and dusty, and while that's true in the southern desert area, which has a beauty all its own, the north is fertile and green. And the feeling of safety and security is prevalent.
We were there to lead worship for a tour organized by Omega Tours and Travel and promoted by our home church, New Creation Church (yes, our home is in Hawaii, but our home church is in Singapore!). South to north, west to east, we traveled the length and breadth of the country in two tour buses, stopping at various historical and spiritual sites along the way.
In Timna National Park, a replica of the wilderness tabernacle
Fun at the Dead Sea
Sea of Galilee
Next two photos: Capernaum - in the ruins of the synagogue. Excavation reveals pavement from the first century
Next two photos: at Banius, (Caesarea Philippi), the headwaters of the Jordan River
Next two photos: in the Orthodox church at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity
If you'd like to come along the next time we go, send me a note and I'll be sure to send you the information!