Martha and I are hosting a trip to Israel April 24-May 4, 2012. We invite you
to consider joining us as we experience the trip of a lifetime.
I have traveled to the land of Israel four times prior to this trip. Each trip has
been a wonderful experience to see firsthand the land of the Bible. As you
know, studying and reading have been the staple of my life, but “to see” the
places that you read about makes all the difference.
My first trip was 1970. I journeyed with my pastor and his wife and Martha’s
pastor. I had begun preaching and serving as pastor out of high school. My
mom and dad wanted me to go and paid for the trip. It was probably one of
the great gifts of my life. Early on, I was able to picture in my mind the lay of
the land and see in my mind the stories of the Bible.
My second trip was 1978 when I went with a group from the Superior Avenue
Baptist Church in Bogalusa. This trip was even better because it reinforced
what I had seen previously.
On my third trip in 1985, I took the whole family. Anna was a pre-teen and
Emily was six. Martha was able to make her first journey. We enjoyed seeing
the images of the Bible imprinted on our children’s minds and hearts.
We made our last trip in 1999 with a group from our church and a number
of additional folks from around the country. In 1999, Martha and I agreed to
return as often as possible. We didn’t know that it would be this long.
At long last, we are ready to go again and we would love to share our study
and insight with you. Israel is a special and beautiful place. I cannot convey
the feeling you get when you enter the Garden Tomb and experience the sight
of the empty tomb!
Please consider making the trip with us. We have flights, hotels, and the tour
bus secured. I hope that you will join us.