Israel and Jordan with Rev. Donald N Martin
Christians Together is happy to be supporting a 'trip of a lifetime' tour to Jordan and Israel with Rev. Donald N Martin of Gardenstown Church. The 11-day Tour is scheduled for 16 - 26 October 2012.
Supported by Christians Together
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From his personal experience, previous visits and his theological understanding Rev. Donald Martin (of Gardenstown Church) is very well placed to lead the above tour.
Of his first trip to the land he has written of how it changed his thinking:
I first visited Israel in 1997, and imagined it would be like any other warm and sunny holiday destination, but how wrong I was. The visit was to begin a soul search; but why should I feel such a strong drawing to that place?
Part of the answer is that I realised that God has done great things and is still doing great things in that land. The re-birth of the land of Israel is very much part of God’s plan.
I visited Jerusalem and the Galilee on that first occasion and realised the significance for people of faith to walk where Jesus walked. The Word of God opens up in a new way as you walk through the streets of Jerusalem, as you view the city from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus wept, as you visit Gethsemane where he sweated drops of blood as you visit the Garden Tomb where he was crucified and buried.
In The Galilee you visit the town in which our Saviour was raised, where much of his ministry took place. To sail the Sea which he calmed with just a word is truly touching.
In speaking of the forthcoming tour in October he outlines the itinerary and gives some detail of the tour schedule:
The Lord's Prayer in Gaelic
This time we plan to fly into Amman in Jordan, arrived just in time for a good night’s rest before beginning our pilgrimage. In the morning we visit some of the biblical sites both from the Old and New Testaments, Mt Nebo, where Elijah was taken to heaven, and where our Lord was baptised.
Next morning we cross into Israel and work our way up to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asked the question, “Who do people say I am?” Read the rest in the brochure…
For those who join with us on this visit will never read the Bible in the same way again, for each time you read it you mind will be transported back to the places you visited. For most people it is a very emotional experience, as the Bible comes to life.
We pack a lot into our days there, as previous groups can testify. It is early starts each day but then the sun shines from an early hour. After an early breakfast, we have a time of worship together to set us up for another exciting God blessed day. On some of the evenings we plan to have some local Christians, both Messianic Jews and local Baptists, share with us of their experience in the “Holy Land.”
So come and join with us and be blessed with an experience of a lifetime. If you do join with us on this trip you will want to return again and again, just like some of those who have been with us on previous occasions.
In inviting those who might wish to share in the experience of the tour in October, Donald enthuses:
"It is a great thrill for me to be taking people to places where the Bible comes alive."
The tour flies from Aberdeen to Heathrow to Amman returning the same way.
The trip itinerary with licenced local guides includes: Jerusalem, Bethany, Jericho, Meggido, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Phillipi, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane and many other historic sites.
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For futher details of the October tour contact:
Rev. Donald N Martin Tel. 01261 851256 E-mail: dnm256(at sign)gmail.com
Colin Wilson Tel. 01463 731524 E-mail: editor(at sign)christianstogether.net
You can also listen to Donald give a brief overview of the planned visit by clicking here.
Previous tour group at Sea of Gallilee
Footnote: David Masson recently returned from a visit to Israel and Jerusalem. In his report he writes of the peacefulness in the land.