A letter from a Chosen People Ministries tour group

Having just returned from an exhilarating and spiritually enriching journey to the Holy Land, we the members of the Chosen People Ministries' Israel tour would like to share our testimony about our trip.

Much has been shown both in the news about the present "Intifada" (Palestinian uprising). We see daily footage on CNN and other national news programs depicting the violence in the West Bank and Gaza. Regrettably these images portray Israel as a country under siege where no one is safe amid the lawlessness and anarchy reigning in her streets. Nothing could be further from the truth.

All of us were affected by the unrest prior to leaving on our trip. Indeed, friends and family alike were urging us to cancel; they were certain we were in imminent danger. Now we are home and declaring how grateful we were to have taken the trip.

What follow are excepts of letters written from our Jerusalem hotel rooms to our tour leader, Dr. Ben Alpert of Chosen People Ministries.

Poignant words of encouragement were written by D.C.: "There was not one time throughout the whole trip that I felt unsafe. All I felt was God's protecting spirit."

M.R. wrote: "Never once did I feel uneasy. Life continues in Israel as it does in the US. In fact, I felt safer in Israel. God is there, you can feel Him. I have never felt such peace in all my life. I felt like I was at home."

S.W. continues, "At no point during my two weeks did I feel the least bit uneasy. Israel actually felt safer than most urban areas in America. Because of this trip, I am persuading family members to go to Israel next year."

As believers and supporters of God's Chosen People and the nation of Israel, we urge you who have it on your heart to visit this sacred land not to cancel your plans.

We urge you to stand by Israel and bless her with your presence in the land. And so, too, shall you be blessed. To those loved ones and friends who will undoubtedly ask "How can you go now?" we would say, "How can we not go now?"

And here is a letter from Uzi Gafni, Deputy Commissioner for North America, Israel Government Tourist Office:

A picture is worth not only a thousand words, but also millions of dollars of advertising. News photos of strife and conflict are worth even more, particularly in regions such as the Middle East. But the media tends to ignore the quiet coexistence between Jews and Arabs that is a part of everyday life inside Israel.

The day after a news sensation, neighbors still shop and work together, and come together in special dialogue efforts. The "day after," however, doesn't sell newspapers or boost television ratings. The media doesn't report on events like reconciliation meeting taking place regularly today in mixed Jewish and Arab communities of Jaffa, Acre, and Nazareth.The story of bridge-building efforts underway today in the Land of Israel remains largely untold.

Israeli Arabs and Jews are working hard to create a haven of peace and quiet in their homeland, and to build a model for dialogue that could be emulated in relations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Your pilgrimage to the lands of ministry of Jews around the Sea of Galilee can help support these grass-root efforts to promote Jewish and Arab coexistence.

Such a visit is not only a voyage to the roots of Christianity, where the spirit became flesh, it also sends a loud and clear message to people everywhere proclaiming "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God."

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

See Israel Through Jewish Eyes Tour: October 24 - November 3, 2016
$3,995* per person from New York City (Newark)

*Price subject to change

 

This Tour Includes:

  • Round trip airfare to Tel Aviv
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • 2 Full Buffet Meals Daily (per flights)
  • Licensed Guided Touring
  • Deluxe Coach Transportation
  • Airport Transfers/Assistance
  • Hotel Gratuity
  • Current Airline Taxes/Fuel Costs

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Guide & Driver Gratuities
  • Travel Documents/Delivery
  • Optional Travel Insurance

Highlights:

  • Caesarea
  • Mount Carmel
  • Capernaum
  • Mt. of Beatitudes
  • Caesarea Philippi
  • Jordan River
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem 
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Mount of Olives
  • Western Wall
  • Rabbi's Tunnels
  • Garden Tomb

Brochure & Registration:

Meet your tour host:

Dr. Rich FreemanDr. Rich Freeman is a Jewish believer, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Rich accepted the Lord in 1983 primarily through the witness of his wife Julia, who is from an Italian Catholic background. Rich has always had a special burden for the lost, especially lost Jewish people, and to teach the Jewish Roots of Christianity to the Church. Dr. Freeman will offer his teachings on "seeing the Bible through Jewish eyes" during our touring time as well as offer you numerous ministry opportunities in the land. This is sure to have a life-changing impact on your walk with the Lord and your understanding of the Scriptures.

 

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Itinerary:

Please note: Details are per group leader's specifications. Several days may include extended walking that some may find strenuous. At various sites, there is limited or no handicap accessibility. Please keep in mind that due to circumstances beyond control and the nature of this type of touring, this itinerary is subject to modifications and/or changes. Sites may be altered, cancelled or substitutions may be made at the discretion of your group leader and the guide.

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the land of Israel? The Holy Land is a place where the past meets the present and the words of Scripture come alive to embrace them both.

It is an experience that can transform the life of a believer in Jesus. A trip to Israel will draw you closer to the Lord and give you a whole new perspective on your walk with God.

See Israel Through Jewish Eyes

For more information, contact Chosen People Ministries by calling (561) 737-1431 or sending us an e-mail.

Brochure & Registration:

For Canadian tours flying out of Toronto, contact our Canadian office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-888-442-5535.


 

 

Additional Opportunities to visit Israel:

eXperience Israel

  • A spiritual pilgrimage designed for young adults (ages 18-35) who want to engage with God by walking through the pages of biblical history and serving the people who live in Israel.
  • Click here for more information about eXperience Israel.

 

Outreach Israel

  • Designed for college students and individuals ages 18-30 who are interested in reaching Israelis for the Messiah.
  • Click here for more information about Outreach Israel.
 

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