Bryan College Israel Trip 2023

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Israel Trip 2023

Bryan College had the amazing opportunity to host a trip to Israel at the beginning of June 2023.

For the 24 Bryan Lions and friends that took the opportunity to go, the trip included roundtrip airfare, 9 overnights at hotels and full days of sightseeing, an English-speaking Messianic Jew tour guide throughout the entire tour, luxury air-conditioned transportation, and Israeli buffet breakfasts and dinners.
“The Israel trip is one of those lifetime goals to see and walk where Jesus walked. The ability to visualize the events of the Old and New Testaments where they took place was incredible. I am so thankful for the group of 23 that I traveled with each day. I would encourage everyone to make this trip a priority in their life and a part of their faith learning.” — David Holcomb

Day #Daily Program
Day 01Met Sahar Kimmie Saado (Terry Hill’s daughter) who was the amazing tour guide with Israel Bible Tours. Israel Independence Museum; Jaffa; Caesarea Maritima + Roman aqueduct; Mount Carmel –
Muhraka; Mount Precipice.Visited with Anna Carisse Arseneaux and Noah, two Bryan students on their ACTS project. They just started working for the Nazareth Hospital and will be in Nazareth for two months!
Overnight: Nazareth
Day 02Nazareth Village; Cana; Sepphoris; Megiddo; Mount Gilboa
Overnight: Tiberias
Day 03Korazin; Mount of Beatitudes; Capernaum; Magdala (first century synagogue); Boat ride on
Sea of Galilee; Ancient boat museum
Yardenit (opportunity for baptism) or baptism in Sea of Galilee
Overnight: Tiberias
Day 04Tel Dan; Caesarea Philippi (Banias); Golan Heights-Valley of Baca (overlook into Syria) and Mt
Hermon; Kursi
Overnight: Tiberias
Day 05Qumran; En Gedi; Masada (cable car); Float in Dead Sea. Enjoyed having dinner with another Bryan grad, Corey East who is studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem!
Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 06Herodian; Bethlehem; Three Biblical Valley’s, Palestine and our Bethlehem guide named “George”, picked up Kimmie Saado and Sahar’s five children (Benjamin, Micaela, Elinor, Hila, and Yair)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 07After breakfast in Jerusalem, returning back to the Judean desert (Genesis Land) for camel
ride and learning about Abraham; Israel Museum; Yad Vashem, Hezekiah’s tunnel, and Wailing Wall.
Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 08Temple Mount + Stephen’s gate; Davidson center;
Western/Wailing wall; Jewish Quarter – Herodian Quarter; City of David, Holocaust History Museum.
Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 09Mount of Olives; Dominus Flevit; Garden of Gethsemane; St. Anne’s church + Pools of
Bethesda; Ecco Homo; Holy Sepulcher; Garden tomb + communion
Overnight: Dinner and Drive to Tel Aviv for red-eye flight or early morning flight