The view of Tel Aviv from our hotel.
We were all almost too tired to eat!
Emily trying to get just one foot wet.
Pastor Bill getting his toes wet.
Hi Pastor Shannon!
The aqueduct that carried water to Caesarea.
The view of the Jezreel valley from the top of Mt. Carmel. There was so much wind with this dust storm that it blew Charles' hat off his head.
All the guys with the prophet Elijah.
Listening to our guide, Jane, explain the ancient city of Megiddo. —
Standing by a manger at Megiddo.
Descending the water tunnel that was built by King Ahab.
Craig Green reading Luke 1 before entering the Basilica of the Enunciation.
Inside the Basilica of the Enunciation. The United States colorful rendition of Mary is in the background.
Close up of the steps that would have led to the boat dock.
Jane showing us the ancient steps that would have led to the boat dock in Jesus' day.
Looking over what would have been a family dwelling for extended family in Capernaum.
Cave that was referred to as "the gates of hell" in Caesarea Philippi.
Pastor Bill Helmstetter reading the scripture where Jesus declared "upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it," before we go see the gates of hell.
Spring fed by waters from Mt. Hermon that help form the headwaters of the Jordan River.
Memorial at the sight of a Syrian bunker on the Golan Heights.
On the boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee.
On the boat in the Sea of Galilee.
Looking out over the Sea of Galilee from the Mount of the Beatitudes.
Visiting the Church of the Beatitudes in the area that Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount.
Pastor Shannon Fannin reading through the Beatitudes.
Looking back at the Arbel pass and the area of Magdala on the Northeast end of the Sea of Galilee at sunset.
Pastor Marcello and Raquel Teo Anon
A tired group after a long day! A very good day!
This is a boat discovered in the mud when the water was low in the Sea of Galilee. It is dated to the time of Christ. It is the only boat from that time period that has ever been found.
Visiting the recent excavations of Magdala.
Our group in front of the Sea of Galilee at Nof Ginosar.
Baptismal service at the Jordan River.
Public restrooms at Beit Shean.
The climb before us!
The beginning of the Snake Path.
We made it!
One more flight of stairs to go...
Just a little bit further...
Pastor Bill with the Dead Sea and the moutains of Jordan in the background.
Checking out the model of Herod's Palace at Masada.
Remnants of frescos in the bath house.
Looking over a small cistern.
What is left of the 2000 year old ramp the Romans built to breach the wall at Masada.
Headed back down on the tram. You can see two of the Roman camps and people climbing the path.
The rocks that are above Charles' head is where the first scrolls were found.
Checking out one of the many mikvah's (bath for ceremonial cleansing) at Qumran.