Featuring visits to: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Mt Carmel, Haifa, Nazareth, the Galilee, Golan Heights, Beit Shean, Qumran, Dead Sea, Masada, Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho, Fraser Harding and Martin Weatherston will be showing the group not only the sites but also the ‘living stones’ which speak of the ‘Restoration’ of Israel. The primary meaning of restoration in this context is the restoration of Jewish people to their Messiah. A secondary aspect is the return of the Jewish people to a safe homeland after 2000 years of persecution. Both of these perspectives beg the question as to whether the hope of Israel (for Jews) denies the hope of Ishmael (for Arabs). Participants will gain a clear understanding of how these apparently conflicting aspirations can not only be reconciled but even complement one another in the plan & purposes of God for the ‘one new man’ ie. both Jew & Gentile alike.
The testimony of past participants such as Gaye Forsyth of Geraldton is that being part of a tour group is life-changing. “It’s the experience of a life-time”, she said. Others have asked; can we really justify the expense and the risk of travelling to Israel? Those who have done so will tell you that there is no more effective way of imparting the teachings of the Bible that presenting them in their original location. CMJ has years of experience in introducing Christians to the Hebrew Roots of our faith. We have our own company in Israel called ‘Shoresh Tours’. This means that our tours & guides are constantly monitored for quality & value.
Our tours are educational in that they take participants through the Bible visiting the places where the recorded events took place. The impact of this method is, as past tour members will tell you, that the text comes alive!