Welcome to Israel!

Shalom from Israel! Our group from Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, SC, as well as a few of us from Sumter, SC and Florida,  made it to the Holy Land at about 7am on February 10th after 2 flights, 2 airlines and may hours of travel. The first destinations on our itinerary, besides a coffee shop to satisfy our extreme need for caffeine, was Joppa (Japho) and Mount Carmel.


Before we left on our adventure, Robyn and I thought an effective way to put our bodies on Israel time was to not sleep the night before…..I’m still not sure how effective that actually was, but that’s what we did. So here is to adventure and very little sleep!


This view of Tel Aviv was take from Joppa, the ancient Mediterranean seaport that Jonah set sail from on his way to Tarshish. Joppa is also the place where Peter lived for a short time and where we received the vision of unclean spirit descending in a sheet in Acts 10.


The Jezreel Valley from top Mount Carmel, it doesn’t do it justice. Mount Carmel is where Elijah had his standoff against Baal/Asherah in 1 Kings 18:17-46.


Group Leader 1 aka Peter Wyns, teaching us about the valley.


This “compass” showed the geographical locations of many places in Israel from Mount Carmel.

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