8-day Exploring Israel Pilgrimage
Designed specifically for the King family, private tour. By invitation only.
Thank you for mailing your $500 downpayment to secure your spot:
Ruth Israel Initiative
9 B Chatham Court
Pelham, AL 35124
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Family Unhurried Pilgrimage Features include:
1. Fewer hotel transfers when everyone needs to be in the car day.
2. Coastal, Desert, Galilee, & Jerusalem exploration time.
3. Development of your friendship with Jesus and each other through spiritual formation exercises on site.
4. Easter in Jerusalem!
5. As of March 2022, NO vaccination or Covid testing required.
Hotels are all top-notch places I've stayed before and love, due to location, comfortable beds, staff friendliness, and delicious food.
There is a ton to learn and catch up on, even if you know your Biblical history. This will be like a college-level course, so we require some pre-req. reading so we all have an equal grid of understanding when arriving in Israel. This easy-to-read book, Israel Basics, is included in your price and has been used as a high school Bible curriculum in the past, so it is an easy on-ramp for anyone over 15. But you don't need to bring this one with you. Alternatively, by the time your tour begins, the current Summer of Learning cohort will be completed and available as 13 video lessons on YouTube for free. You can use that as preparation. When you travel, you'll receive a Spiritual Guide Through Israel book with journal space to bring with you. We will go through it on location together!
You will definitely want to purchase trip insurance to ensure your travel, trip interruption, lost luggage, or emergency medical & evacuation insurance. Contact your personal insurance specialist or try our favorite here: Insurance.
Check out our packing suggestions here! and ignore suggestions related to summer! The weather will be quite comfortable at the end of March. But bring a jacket and dress in layers. We highly recommend one checked bag and one carry-on sized bag or less per person. For your carry-on, we suggest a backpack that rolls for ease of transiting long international terminals. Your carry on should contain a minimum of 2 days of clothes in case of lost luggage.
We will have a group meeting on Zoom before we leave the country to prepare you and get your questions answered.
Once you arrive, all breakfasts and dinners are included (or 1 dinner swapped for 1 lunch as stated). Lunch is usually on your own (plan $12/per person/day). All snacks are on your own. We suggest bringing a box of protein bars in case lunch is delayed by our adventures. We don't want anyone to feel hangry!
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