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Cultural and Biblical Travel Opportunities:
8 Day Biblical Tour of Israel With Egypt Extension
March 20-27, 2017
TRAVEL TO THE HOLY LAND!
Imagine being able to walk in the places where Jesus walked and experience various destinations of the Old and New Testament. Prepare yourself for a pilgrimage of a lifetime! Drive up Mount Carmel to the “Place of the Burning” where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Visit Nazareth the boyhood home of Jesus, and visit Mary’s Well and drive to Cana, the site of the first miracle. Be baptized in the Jordan river! Sail on the Sea of Galilee! Stand on top of the Mount of Beattitudes! Take a dip in the dead sea and more!
TRAVEL TO ETHIOPIA!
Discover the place of the Ark of the Covenant! Prepare yourself for the sights above Mount Entoto. Visit the Trinity Cathedral, the largest and most revered of all the churches. The Ethnological Museum which holds the bed and bathrood of Emporer Haile Salassie. Go to the shores of Ethiopia larget lake “Lake Tana” which has 37 islands with 30 churches and monastaries. Tour the city of Bahir Dar with the Palace of Haile Salassie and market and much more!
TRAVEL TO GHANA!
The Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa and is part of the Gold Coast. the word Ghana means “Warrior King”. Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient predominantly Akan kingdoms, including the inland Ashanti Empire, Akwamu, the Fante and many more. There is archaeological evidence which shows that humans have lived in present-day Ghana since the Bronze Age. But, before the 11th Century the majority of the state known as Ghana today was largely unoccupied. The area of Ghana today has experienced several population movements but, by the 16th Century the major Ethnic groups in Ghana today were firmly settled.By the Early 11th Century the Akan.
More than thirty forts and castles were built by the Portuguese, Dutch, British and Spanish merchants. The Gold Coast became a colony of the British Empire until 1957 when it received independence. Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to gain its independence in 1957. During the slavery period some of the castles were used to process the slaves before being shipped across the seas to South and North America. ” The door of no return is found here.
Kwame Nkrumah, first prime minister and then president of the modern Ghanaian state, as an anti-colonial leader sought a united Africa which would not drift into neo-colonialism. He was the first African head of state to promote Pan-Africanism an idea he came into contact with during his studies at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, at the time when Marcus Garvey was becoming famous for his “Back to Africa Movement.” He merged the teachings of Garvey and the African-American scholar W.E.B Du Bois into the formation of the modern day Ghana. Ghana’s principles of freedom and justice, equity and free education for all, irrespective of ethnic background, religion or creed, borrow from Nkrumah’s implementation of Pan-Africanism. Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world. A tour of Ghana is step into our heritage.
THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR (TURKEY)
The Seven Churches of Asia Minor are found in Turkey. Turkey is referred by many Biblical scholars as the “Other Holyland” It is Paul’s birthplace and the place where many of the Apostles spent much of their time. It is here where Constantine made Christianity legal. Asia Minor is very important in the development of early Christianity. The roots of the Christian Church are in the Holyland and Anatolia -Turkey. Paul started on his travels from Turkey to spread Christianity.
By the time of Paul, Peter and Barnabas, Antioch had ling been an important city. It was from Antioch that Paul and Barnabus set out on their first journey. However some of the important development of the growth of Christianity took place in the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. These churches include Ephesus, Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna, Sardes, Philadelphia and Laodicea. Ephesus is one of the seven wonders of the world.
The tour includes a visit to the Seven Churches plus a visit to Istanbul known as Constantinople. It here that you will visit the Byzantine Empire history with Blue Mosque, Haga Sophia, Topkapi Museum Church of St. Saviour, the famous spice Bazaar and more. Come and see what made Paul spend so much time here.