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Come visit the Holy Land and

Never Read your Bible the Same!

With Matt and Annick Slick of CARM.org

Receive a free copy of The Holy Land for Christian Travelers and Jericho Unearthed (DVD) when you register (one set per family, US only)
Have you always wanted to see the Holy Land?
Would you like to walk where Jesus walked?
Do you have a thirst to learn more about the Bible?

March 10-22, 2022

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Matt Slick will host and offer devotionals throughout the Holy Land! Eric Johnson will also travel on this trip and work with our guide to make this the best trip ever!
Click here to watch a YouTube interview on the trip w/ Matt Slick and Eric Johnson 

We invite you to join us for so many sites from the Bible, including: 

  • Sea of Galilee boat ride
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Wall
  • Masada
  • Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Hiking through Ein Gedi and Dan
  • Drinking out of Jacob’s well
  • And much more!
In addition, we are tentatively scheduled to have archaeologist Joel Kramer (above) for three days as he takes us to sites in Israel few tourists have a chance to visit. He will also lead a hike in Qumran to visit Cave 1, where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Itinerary  

(Click on boldfaced blue words for videos)

 

Itinerary subject to change while touring for the best interest of the group.

DAY 1 – Thursday, March 10, 2022: Flight from Newark, NJ or Chicago, IL
Today we will meet at one of these two airports for our flight to Tel Aviv via wide-body aircraft arriving the next day. (You are free to book your own flight and meet us in Tel Aviv.) Meals served on board. 
DAY 2 – Friday, March 11, 2022: Flight to Tel Aviv
We transfer to our flight to Tel Aviv where we will be met by our guide Andre Sharma, who will be with us for the time we are in the Holy Land. Board our bus and travel to the city of Netanya on the Mediterranean to our hotel where we check in for overnight.
HOTEL: Leonardo Plaza in Netanya 
DAY 3 – Saturday, March 12, 2022: CAESAREA / MT. CARMEL / MEGIDDO /  NAZARETH / TIBERIAS
This morning we begin our day at Caesarea, a port on the Mediterranean Sea that was built by Herod the Great and dedicated to Augustus Caesar, the Roman emperor. Here you will have a chance to sit in the Roman theater, walk along the hippodrome, and check out a Crusader fort. You can also see where Herod’s palace once stood, as 2,000-year-old floor mosaics can still be seen on the shore. Paul was under arrest and certainly was here! This is considered one of Israel’s major archaeological sites, and the sea makes it one of the most beautiful places in the country. We proceed to Mt. Carmel where there is a fantastic view of the entire area of Israel. This is the place where Elijah contested against the priests of Baal and God came through in a miraculous way. From here, we visit Megiddo to see the excavations that unearthed 20 different civilizations. It is better known as “Armageddon” according to the book of Revelation. We then take a step back in time at Nazareth Village, which has been constructed to look like a 1st century village just like Jesus would have known. You will have a chance to talk to a shepherd, carpenter, and others who will converse in their first century way. It is quite an experience! We make our way to our hotel on the Sea of Galilee for the first night of our three-night stay.
Hotel:  Leonardo Club Sea of Galilee (1 of 3) 
DAY 4 – Sunday, March 13, 2022: CHORAZIN / HAZOR / DAN / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / GOLAN HEIGHTS / MAGDALA / TIBERIAS
Today we go to the northern part of Israel (Galilee), starting with Chorazin before driving through the Hula Valley to Hazor, where we will see ruins of the powerful Canaanite city destroyed by Joshua and rebuilt by King Jabin and then by Solomon as a chariot city to command upper Galilee. We continue to the northern limits to Dan where we combine a nature walk beside the Upper Jordan with views of the ancient ruins, topped by the Israelite high place that supported a golden calf (I Kings 12). Next we’ll take a short drive to Banias (Caesarea Philippi), dedicated to Pan the Greek god of pastures, flocks and shepherds, where Peter made his great profession of faith. Driving along the base of Mount Hermon, we ascend onto the Golan Plateau for a magnificent view of upper Israel and have lunch. On our way back, let’s stop by Magdala along the Sea of Galilee and visit Mary Magdalene’s hometown. There is a first century synagogue here, the first to be found in the Galilee region. Return to the hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 –Monday, March 14, 2022: BET SHEAN / CAPERNAUM / INCLUDED ST. PETER’S FISH LUNCH / MOUNT OF BEATITUDES / BETHSAIDA (BAPTISMS) / BOAT RIDE / TIBERIAS
We begin this morning in the ancient city of Bet Shean, a site where Saul’s body was hung from the city wall after he was killed. It is a wonderful archaeological site that gives us an idea of what an ancient city looked like, with a theater, baths, and a large “tell” which we can climb up. This site comprises more than a dozen civilizations and is an awesome place to explore! Next we continue to Capernaum where the home of Peter and the town’s synagogue can be seen. Let’s have lunch at a restaurant to partake in a St. Peter’s fish (or, if you wish, chicken) meal. After lunch, we visit the Mount of Beatitudes—a place where we can read from the Sermon on the Mount. You will have never heard these words as personally as you will today. Then we head over to Bethsaida, a place where several of Jesus's disciples lived. There are two possible places for this site, and we will visit the most likely of the two. In addition, the Jordan River flows nearby, so we will have a special time to practice the ordinance of water baptism. Those participants who have never been baptized will have a chance to give their testimony and be immersed by CARM's Matt Slick. Our final activity is taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee…how exciting! We will have a chance to hear Christian worship music, dance to Jewish songs, and celebrate our time in the Holy Land. We will also see a New Testament boat found two decades ago during a drought dating to the time of the apostles. We will spend the night at the Sea of Galilee for a third night and prepare for our drive south in the morning.
Hotel:  Leonardo Club Sea of Galilee  (3 of 3)
DAY 6 – Tuesday, March 15, 2022:  EIN GEDI / MASADA / CAMEL RIDE / DEAD SEA
We start by taking a long bus ride from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, arriving at a place called Ein Gedi, a desert oasis, as we have a chance to observe the wildlife and hike to a wonderful waterfall. In one of these caves above the waterfall area, David found Saul and cut off part of his robe. For those who are capable of hiking up the winding hill, we can take a hike to the Upper Waterfall, as this will help you understand the lushness of this area. We then head to Masada and ascend by cable car to the magnificent ruins of the fortress where, from AD 70-73, Jewish defenders made their historic stand in the Judean revolt against Rome. We will have a chance to walk through the storehouses, cisterns, and three-tiered palace created by Herod the Great. We'll stop by a Bedouin village and get a camel ride in the desert before heading to the Dead Sea where we have planned a special retreat at a resort hotel. This is a place where you can enter the waters of the Dead Sea for a swim and mud yourself. Or, if you’d like, utilize the spas—just sit back and let the bubbles relax you.
Hotel: Leonardo Plaza Dead Sea
DAY 7 – Wednesday, March 16, 2022: HERODIUM / BETHLEHEM / ISRAEL MUSEUM / JERUSALEM
​We leave the Dead Sea hotel and head straight for Herodium, a palace set in a conical mountain that was built by Herod the Great and where his tomb was uncovered in 2007. Remember, it was Herod who was visited by the Wise Men. He did what he could to prevent the “King of Kings” from being born, including the “Massacre of the Innocents.” After seeing this man’s monument to himself, let’s go visit one of the possible sites for the Shepherds’ Fields—perhaps we could celebrate Christmas a bit early by singing “Silent Night” inside one of the caves! Bethlehem is where Jesus was born, a direct fulfillment of Micah 5:2. After lunch, we can visit the Church of the Nativity where, in a basement cave, we will stand in the same place where the Savior was born. We will also visit the quarters where Jerome translated the Latin Vulgate in the fourth century. After a stop at a Bethlehem olive wood shop run by Christians, we head to Jerusalem and the Israel Museum, We'll have a chance to observe authentic pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as see a model city of the ancient city of Jerusalem that is a football field in size! And then, at the museum we can see important artifacts such as the Pontius Pilate inscription, the Tel Dan inscription (with proof of David), and the ossuary of Caiaphas, among many other important pieces of biblical history.​ Finally, we end up at our hotel for the first of a six-night stay—unpack your bags for the rest of the week! 
Hotel: Ambassador Hotel Jerusalem (1 of 6)
DAY 8 – Thursday, March 17, 2022: RABBI TUNNEL / WESTERN WALL / TEMPLE MOUNT / POOL OF BETHESDA / ST. ANNE’S CHURCH / SOUTHERN STEPS / VALLEY OF ELAH / LACHISH / JERUSALEM
This morning we will visit the Temple Mount, which is where the Dome of the Rock is located. This is the site where the Holy of Holies was located. We’ll then go down to visit the Western “Wailing” Wall, the holiest place in all of Judaism, before touring the Rabbi Tunnel, which takes us down to the very foundation of the walls. From here, we will stop by the Pool of Bethesda (John 5) and St. Anne’s Church, which is perfectly preserved from the Crusader period – with remarkable acoustics. Why don’t we sing “Amazing Grace” together? You have never heard this hymn sung more sweetly than here! Next we will visit the Southern (Teaching) Steps—Jesus was certainly here, right outside the temple itself. After lunch, we will head over to the Valley of Elah to see the location where David and Goliath fought their famous battle. We will stand on a hill called Azekah to see the exact location. If there is time, we will stop by Lachish, which was the last city destroyed by the Assyrians in the 8th century BC. A ramp up to the city wall is still here 2700 years later! Tonight archaeologist Joel Kramer will address our group after dinner at the hotel. Joel will take over the guiding duties for the next three days
Hotel: Ambassador Hotel Jerusalem 2 of 6
Day 9 - Friday, March 18, 2022: JACOB’S WELL / SHECHEM / SAMARIA /  BETHEL / AI/ JERUSALEM (with archaeologist Joel Kramer)
Today we will have a chance to see sites that many tourists will never experience, with archaeologist Joel Kramer leading us. First, Next we go to Jacob’s Well in Nablus where Jesus had a conversation with the Samaritan woman (John 4). Drink a cup of cold water from this deep well! From here we head over to Shechem, a place around the corner and so very important in the Bible located between Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal. Next we head over to Samaria to see the Israelite ruins of the capitol of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. We end the day at Ai, the city conquered by Joshua (see Joshua 6), and Bethel, where Abraham pitched his tent. Very few tourists have ever been to these sites.
Hotel: Ambassador Hotel Jerusalem (3 of 6)
DAY 10– Saturday, March 19, 2022:  MAMRE / HEBRON / QUMRAN / JERICHO / JERUSALEM (with archaeologist Joel Kramer)
We head out for a day of traveling as we go to Mamre, a cultic site where Abraham was and there is great history. Next we move over to Hebron, which contains the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a very important place where the patriarchs and their wives were buried. Today a synagogue and mosque are located at this site. We move over to Qumran for lunch, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1947. Ancient Jews called the Essenes copied several hundred manuscripts (later known as the Dead Sea Scrolls), including the earliest copies we have of the Old Testament. We can look around the village where these Jews lived 2,000 years ago. For those in shape and who are more adventurous, we will take a hike up the hill to Cave 1, the place where Bedouin shepherds first found the scrolls. (Warning: this trek is not for the timid! Bring good shoes and gloves to hold onto the sharp rocks.) We will hear a devotional from Joel in front of the cave, and you will have a chance to go inside where the scrolls were first discovered. (Those who are not interested may stay in the Qumran Village and shop for Dead Sea salts and lotions.) Finally, we end in Jericho, the city of Palms, where Joel will give us an on-site “rest of the story” to the complimentary DVD that you received for signing up on this trip.

Hotel: Ambassador Hotel Jerusalem 4 of 6

DAY 11 – Sunday, March 20, 2022: CITY OF DAVID / HEZEKIAH’S TUNNEL / DAVID’S TOMB / PRAETORIUM (JERUSALEM) / CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER /  CHURCH OF THE APOSTLES (With Joel Kramer)
We begin today’s journey at the City of David, as we have a chance to see David's palace. We will then venture down below the ground to see Warren's Shaft, with the chance to hike through Hezekiah's Tunnel that goes back some 2700 years! The water goes up to your knees and is NOT scary...everyone needs to try this as we slosh through 1700 feet from one end to the other. At the end, you will see where the Siloam Inscription stone was once located. Near the exit of the tunnel is the Pool of Siloam, part of which has been excavated in the last couple of decades. Next, Joel will show us a possible site for the actual tomb of King David in a rock-cut tomb just up the street from the Pool of Siloam. We then head over to Jerusalem where we will visit the place where Pilate judged Jesus called the Praetorium, just outside Herod’s palace. Then we will take the less traditional (but more accurate) walk to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—this is the place where Jesus was crucified and buried. Although there is plenty of tradition that goes beyond the biblical facts, Joel will help us cut through the incense so we can understand the historical significance of this site. We then head to the Church of the Apostles, marking the place where Pentecost took place. 
Hotel: Ambassador Hotel Jerusalem 5 of 6
DAY 12 – Monday, March 21, 2022: CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS / GETHSEMANE / THE PAVEMENT /  GARDEN TOMB / FREE TIME IN JERUSALEM
We start out in the morning by visiting the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus went after the Last Supper and the site of the Garden of Gethsemane. There are olive trees in this garden with root systems going back to the time of Jesus! Finally, we go outside the city walls and find our way to the Garden Tomb, with a chance to have a communion service led by Matt Slick. "He is risen indeed” will have extra meaning for everyone. After this, we will have a chance at free time, with the opportunity to hike on the ramparts (walls of Jerusalem), shop, or hike all over teh Old City.
Hotel: Ambassador Hotel Jerusalem (6 of 6)
DAY 13 –Tuesday, March 22, 2022: JERUSALEM / HOME
We leave for home on an early morning flight. What a trip! It has been an adventure seeing so much that relates to the Bible. It’s time to catch an early morning flight home. There will be so much to reflect on!

Total Cost of the 13-day Israel Trip

  • $5295 (Flight on Lufthansa from Newark, NJ  plus land costs--All inclusive!)
March 10: leave Newark at 6:20 PM, arrive in Frankfurt at 7:35 AM (March 11th) on Lufthansa flight #403
March 11: leave Frankfurt at 10:10 AM, arrive in Tel Aviv at 3:15 PM on Lufthansa flight #686
 
March 22: leave Tel Aviv at 8:00 AM, arrive in Frankfurt at 11:40 AM on Lufthansa flight #695
March 22: leave Frankfurt at 1:30 PM, arrive in Newark at 5:15 PM on Lufthansa flight #402

  • A Land Only Price of $4095 (flight not included--you book your own flight.)
Note: Transfer fees from airport in Tel Aviv to the hotel and hotel to Tel Aviv not included. An extra $75 per passenger per way will be required or you can arrange your own transportation (taxi) in Israel.
Possible Discount!
  • $100 cash back for each paying traveler who flies with the group and 40+ travelers

 To sign up with for this trip, contact Eric Johnson (eric@mrm.org) by email. Only 5 seats left. 

To see the optional insurance policy, click Travel Insurance Info
NEW: The insurance packages now cover potential cases of COVID!

What is included in this all-inclusive price?

  • Full-time guide / bus / driver (Andre Sharma will be our guide, he’s AWESOME!)

  • Archaeologist Joel Kramer will join us and be our guide for 3 days--he too is amazing!

  • All 4-star hotels

  • All admission fees

  • 2 meals a day, breakfast and dinner buffets

  • A St. Peter’s fish lunch

  • All tips and taxes

  • Email correspondence throughout the months preceding the trip from Eric Johnson, including teaching, tips, video links, etc.

  • A 50-day Devotional Preparation Guide (given PDF) at Christmas

  • If you fly with the group, all transfer fees (from airport to hotel and hotel to airport)

And so much more!

Not included: Optional travel insurance policy, transportation to your domestic airport, most lunches, snacks/drinks, souvenirs.

Questions you may have

Who is organizing this trip?

Eric Johnson (bio below) is the organizer, working with his friend Matt Slick of Carm.org. Our professional travel agency working on all the details is Pilgrim Tours, which is based in Pennsylvania. Lenny Hoover is our personal representative.

Will there be devotionals?

Matt Slick, Andrew Rappaport,  and Eric Johnson will provide devotionals, and others on the trip will be invited to share as places such as:

  • Caesarea

  • Nazareth

  • Bethsaida

  • Caesarea Philippi

  • Capernaum

  • Mount of Beatitudes

  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

  • Ein Gedi

  • Bethlehem

  • Pool of Bethesda

  • Southern Steps of Jerusalem

  • Valley of Elah (David and Goliath)

  • Gethsemane

Is there unlimited room for sign ups?

There is limited room as we are committed to taking only one bus. Half the spots are filled.  As of 7/14, there are only 5 seats left.

What if I am coming by myself? Can I get a roommate?

The cost of the trip is based on double occupancy. We have a number of single people considering this trip. You have 2 options:

  1. You can request a single room, which will cost $1124 extra.

  2. You can tell us who you want to room with (at registration)

  3. You can request a roommate. (We will do our best to pair you up with someone of the same sex who is close (as possible) to your age.

Will there be a lot of walking?

Yes, there will be land to cover. If you go to Disneyland, you know that you will easily put in 5 miles the day you’re there. In Israel, it’s similar. To see the sites, the buses will drop us off and we will need to walk to get to the site(s). On the average day, we will cover between 3 to 6 miles, although not all at once. Generally we will get on and off the bus an average of 5-6 times each day. If you get tired, you are free to stay with the bus, as our driver stays with the bus when we are gone. Our day typically begins at 6 a.m. wake-up call, 6:30 breakfast, and 7:30 drive away from the hotel. We usually try to get back to the hotel by 5:30 p.m. Dinner is usually at 6:30 p.m. Sorry, no wheelchairs or walkers can be brought on the trip.

How will you prepare us to go?

Eric Johnson--he has taken more than a dozen other groups since 2009 and is a personal friend of Matt's--will be writing regular emails (more frequent beginning in the summer 2021) to educate the passengers, provide video links, give announcements, etc. This will be his 14th trip since 2009 and he has a lot of experience getting people prepared–physically, mentally, and spiritually—to go on this trip of a lifetime.

Do we need passports and visas?

Passports, YES! Your passport (of your national country, including UK, Australia, etc.) is needed. For US passports, yours should not expired before September 2022 or you will need to renew it. You can apply for a passport at your local post office. Do yourself a favor and obtain this well in advance! Sometimes passport deliveries are delayed and you don’t want to risk it.

Will we need the COVID vaccine?

Israel is now reopen. For now, vaccinations are required along with 2 COVID tests. We believe this policy may change in the fall. For now, we just have to wait and see. If you are vaccinated or will get vaccinated, there will be no problems, but we hope everyone will be allowed to travel.

Do we need the insurance policy?

There are two different policies from which you can choose. One is a standard policy, covering missed connections, medical issues, and lost luggage that costs 7.6% of your price. The other is 10.25% allows you to cancel for any reason and receive 80% of your money back. IMPORTANT NOTE: This policy is only available at the time of registration, fully refundable if our trip is cancelled. And now, COVID issues are fully covered, so if you get COVID before or during the trip, you are covered! You need to decide for yourself, but I definitely recommend the basic insurance for peace of mind

What about safety?

I have to be honest, I feel safer in Israel, even in the West Bank, than I do in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC! (Sorry if you live in those cities.) Nobody on my trips feels threatened at any site we have visited. As I understand it, no American tourist has been killed or even seriously injured for decades by any terrorist activity while going on a pilgrimage to Israel. The entire time we are in Israel, safety will be our highest priority. If anything is ever happens in a particular area during our trip, we will avoid that place–the guide will be in constant communication with the authorities. Also understand that governmental security is all around us, especially in sensitive areas such as Temple Mount and the Western Wall. And security is tighter in the Ben Gurion Airport than any other airport in the world. In conclusion, I believe this is a very safe trip, or I would not have traveled here, without incident, close to a dozen times and have brought every member of my family–my wife twice! To see a video on the issue of safety, click here.

Actual comments from previous travelers

“It’s true.  You won’t read the Bible the same after one of Eric’s trips.  Now when I read the Bible or watch a Bible story, not only can I proudly say that “I’ve been there!” but I can clearly grasp the the towns, distances and geographies.  In addition, I now have an understanding of the archaeological evolution of the sites which has given me context as to the joys and fears of varying government entities over thousands of years.”

-Catherine (2020)

 

"Touring Israel with Eric Johnson, his hand selected guides and bus driver, was a life changing experience. Seeing, tasting, touching and learning via scripture was the best! Now when I study the Bible, words jump off the pages reminding me of this amazing land and God’s faithfulness. If you have the chance, GO!" -

-Anne (2020)

 

"Thank you so very much for your organizing, arranging, and carrying out our Israel trip! Your leadership, care, and sharing was tremendous! Our time in Israel was absolutely wonderful, such a learning experience, and spiritually uplifting! Our accommodations, the sites we visited, the food, devotions, and the camaraderie we built with other Christians was all wonderful! Now, we can read the Bible with a 1st hand knowledge and understanding. We also can PTL for this experience of a lifetime! Yes, it is a trip for all to take. Do not hesitate or miss this enlightening event." 

--TWS (2020)

 

"I would recommend to all who have studied the Bible that this trip is a ‘must see’ destination!  After visiting archaeological sites of biblical referenced events that prove God’s mission for his Son Jesus on this earth, you will be inspired long after your visit to the Holy Land!"   

--MB (2020)

“Whoever goes with Eric Johnson is happy and satisfied because he cares about his passengers”

–Andre Shama, Tour Guide in Israel

“This trip has so much power to change you!”

“Thanks for a prize-winning tour!”

–Duane Tubbs, La Mesa, CA (2019 trip)

“The thrill of walking where Jesus walked and seeing the hills that Jesus preached from…it changes the way you read the Bible. It’s definitely worth it!”

“My experience on this trip was unlike any other. I will never forget what I saw and felt as we took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee — I knew I was seeing the same things that Jesus Himself saw. This was the trip of a lifetime and it was worth every cent!”

“Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for such a life changing trip. I am so grateful for your time and planning for the last 10 days. This Easter has new meaning to me now that I have walked where Jesus walked, prayed where He prayed and saw where He was sacrificed. What a gift it is to visit the Holy Land and get to fellowship with such an amazing group of people.”

--K.B. (2018)

 Click here for a letter written on 3/6/2017 by a passenger on the 2017 trip.

2018 Video Testimonies (click on names for the videos)

“There are no words to express the appreciation we have for this most outstanding trip-of-a-lifetime. Our hearts and minds are overflowing with new, deeper knowledge of the land and history of our precious Savior and Father. All glory to Him!!” –Shelly Anderson

“As I reflect back on our amazing trip and continue to try to adjust for the time zone change (smile), I just wanted to drop you a note and thank-you for the incredible journey you led. As people have been asking me about our time in Israel I am finding that it is so very difficult to put into words the dramatic impact that it had strengthening my faith and opening my understanding of God’s Word.”–Pat McCarty

“Just want to say one more time how grateful I am for your leadership of such a life-changing trip.  There is not a single person that didn’t have an incredible time, and many people’s faith grew significantly because of the experience. . . . You really did a great job at managing the details and all you did to make the trip smooth and enjoyable was noticed and appreciated.”–Chris Rutz

Check out these videos from Ritch Sandford

    About trip organizer Eric Johnson

 

 

 

Previous trips to Israel organized by Eric Johnson​

More than 400 travelers have gone with Eric
  • 1990 (passenger on a tour led by Dr. Ronald Youngblood, my professor at Bethel Seminary San Diego and a translator of the 1978 New International Version — see photo at right)

  • 2009 (CHS): 47 students, teachers, parents, staff from Christian High School (CHS) in El Cajon, CA in April

  • 2011 38 students, teachers, parents, staff from three different Christian high schools in March

  • 2012 (CHS): 43 students, teachers, parents, staff from CHS in March

  • 2013 (Adult): 45 adult travelers, including several pastors in February

  • 2015 (Adult): 18 adult travelers in February

  • 2017 (Adult): 55 adult travelers in February, including five pastors (Feb-March 2017)

  • 2018 (Adult): 27 adult travelers in February, including members from Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Diego

  • 2018 (CHS/CVCS) 57 students and parents from two different Christian schools  in March

  • 2019 (Covenant Retirement Communities): 41 adult travelers from the Western U.S.

  • 2019 (Private group to Turkey, Greece, Italy): 15 adult travelers

  • 2020 (Church group): 46 adult travelers from Utah and Southern California (Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist in San Diego)

  • 2020 (Adults): 26 adult travelers from Utah and Southern California 

  • 2021 (Adults): 49 adult travelers are planning to go with Striving For Eternity in October

 

Matt Slick will tell you that you need to come on this trip...you will never regret it! 

About archaeologist Joel Kramer

 

Joel Kramer has led a life of adventure. (If you doubt this, just read his 2001 book Beyond Fear: A Harrowing Journey Across New Guinea through Rivers, Swamps, Jungle, and the Most Remote Mountains in the World).  He is the author of a 2020 book Where God Came Down, available on Amazon.com.  Joel has produced a number of feature-length and short-length videos on a number of topics, including Mormonism, polygamy, the Worldwide Church of God, and archaeology. Joel served as a pastor at the Brigham City Main Street Church before moving to Israel about a decade ago and has studied archaeology in Israel while working hands-on with top-notch archaeologists, including Shimon Gibson. In late 2016, Joel and his family moved to Jordan but he has agree to guide us for three days, as he will take us to such sites as Jericho, Jacob’s Well, and Shiloh. He will make our trip very unique!

See a video on Israel by clicking HERE

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Eric Johnson has organized 12 biblical land trips for more than 400 people, including more than two dozen pastors, since 2009! Those who have come with him have had the chance to learn how the Bible speaks about real people and real places while describing historical events. Eric believes that everyone should come to the Holy Land and experience this incredible place for themselves in order to make the Bible come alive. Reading God’s Word will never be the same!

Eric is married to Terri (30 years) and has three daughters. After teaching Bible classes in Southern California for 17 years (as well as more than a decade teaching English as an adjunct professor at Grossmont Community College), he and his wife moved to Utah in order to become a full-time Christian missionary to the Mormon people. He received his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1991 and has written several books, including Answering Mormons Questions (with Bill McKeever, Kregel, 2013), Mormonism 101 (with Bill McKeever, Baker Books, 2015), Mormonism 101 for Teens (MRM, 2016) and Sharing the Good News with Mormons (Harvest House, 2018, co-edited with Sean McDowell). His next book, Introducing Christianity to Mormons is due out with Harvest House in 2022. He was a contributor for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students (Holman, 2010). His hobbies are reading and traveling the world.

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Matt Slick, founder of CARM

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Jacob's Well (see John 4)

Masada

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Dome of the Rock

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Theater at Caesarea

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Bet Shean

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Gate at Dan

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Model, Old City of Jerusalem

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Capernaum

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Israel Museum

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Ein Gedi

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St. Peter's fish lunch, included at Sea of Galilee

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Matt Slick prays with baptismal candidate Jamin McKeever

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View of Bethlehem from Herodium

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Damascus Gate Jerusalem

Masada lower palace 

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Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

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Joel Kramer

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Guide Andre Shama
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Find Matt "Waldo" Slick at Caesarea...he is somewhere in this picture

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Eric Johnson, Bill McKeever, Matt Slick on the Sea of Galilee