I am a limited resource and I am enough.

I am a “limited resource” and I AM enough. This phrase, “limited resource,” is something I have been reflecting on for the last few months since I first heard it in a class I’m taking. I’ve been reflecting on how often we can find ourselves trying to be all things to all people, don’t we? (It’s okay if you say, “That’s not me I don’t do that!” and simply stop reading this entry now.) But for those of us who at times do, isn’t it also true that we can often find ourselves striving outside of our giftedness and abilities in order to prove ourselves because we desperately want to fit in and be part of something? But here’s the truth: you are and never will be all things to all people and you weren’t created to be so. However, you were intentionally created and have purposes for which you alone were created to fulfill. God knit you together with a unique giftedness of his choosing, and yes, you and I are a limited resource.  (What I’m trying to say is that you are NOT superman or superwoman and God isn’t asking you (or me) to be so!)

I am enough. God’s living and powerful Word tells me that he (God) knows me through and through. It tells me that when I was being formed in “secret,” being “textured in the depths” that nothing was kept secret from God. His eyes saw me and in his book are “inscribed” all my days, every single one of them. Isn’t it hard for us to grasp God’s thoughts towards us? One of the things my professor from the above-mentioned class suggested we do is meditate on Psalm 139, and I want to suggest for you to do the same as I think you’ll marvel at an amazing God! As I have been reading and thinking on this Psalm what speaks to me is this: God created me and I am both special and enough – so, my friend, are you.

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Returning to Israel in February 2015

I am very excited to share with you that I have booked myself on a 2015 trip to Israel. This is a guaranteed tour, and by that I mean this tour will run regardless of how many register to join me on my return trip. Why is that? That is because I have booked myself onto a tour that Ayelet regularly runs; therefore, it will be a for sure return trip. (Short of any emergency that would cause Ayelet to have to cancel the tour.)

Because I have chosen to go this route it means that I do not, unless we have 20 participants register, have total control over where we go because as I said it is a tour that Ayelet regulary runs. So, for those that decide to join me on this tour we will as a group schedule time to gather together, but I will not always be teaching on this tour.

Jeff (my tour organizer) has asked us to “please note the pricing listed on the page is the full credit card pricing, which we are required to list first.  Participants can choose the Cash/Check discounted pricing once they click book (they can still send deposit by credit card and pay remainder by check to get the discount).” Also, please note that you will need to click the box that says you will need assistance booking flights and Ayelet will make all of the arrangements for you.

Lastly, this tour is open to both male and female participants, and there is a good chance that we will have the opportunity to meet others from around the world who have booked themselves on this tour as well. (I love a good adventure and meeting new people!)

Please consider joining me!

Kampman Holyland FEB 2015 FLY

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What kind of person do I want to be?

This is a question that I think is critical to ask ourselves, and I think in different seasons we will have different answers depending on what is happening either around us in our circumstances, or in us as a result of the Holy Spirit’s work. (I spent some time in a Grade 11 class today observing a very good teacher and she asked this question of her students, which in turn prompted me to write about this very thing that I, too, have been reflecting on lately.)

As of this moment, my answer to that question would be this: I want to be someone who is wise and who gives wise council to others.

In recent weeks I have been reflecting on a couple of verses from Proverbs 24: 3-6. It reads as follows: By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise person is full of strength and a person of knowledge enhances their might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

I am reminded that we need not only God’s perspective on things, but that we need to understand God’s perspective – we need his eyes. He brings clarity! His WORDS are a “lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”. And when we have God’s wisdom we can be “firm in our purpose” as one commentator said and “brave in our conduct” as another said. We become less reckless!

It’s hard at times to walk in what we know, I get that, but I love the idea of my house (both literally and figuratively) being one that is filled “with all precious and pleasant riches.”

And I embrace this truth “for waging war you need guidance and for victory many advisors,” but the Scripture here is not talking about just any advisors, it’s talking about those filled with God’s wisdom.

Today this is my prayer: Lord, help me to see as you see. Help me to understand your revealed truth as found in the Scriptures and extend me much grace to walk those things out. And Lord, use me to be a wise advisor to another in need for you glory and your kingdom purposes. Amen

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This one is for my “all your heart” friend, Deborah

Deborah is a woman called of God who is passionately in love with God and is an “all your heart” kind of woman. I have known Deb (sorry, had to shorten it!) since I first arrived at Horizon College and Seminary in 2009, and I was so powerfully moved by what I witnessed  this past Monday evening that I just had to share it with you. And the funny thing is Deb asked me in recent days if I was going to do a blog post and I told her “yes,” but she had no idea its was going to be about her, nor did I until I saw Deb performing in the Elim Tabernacle Christmas Concert.

Before I get into what captivated me this week, let me share with you a bit about my friend Deb. She is one of the biggest encouragers of others I have ever met. You will never hear her complain! She is one of the most optimistic and faith-filled women I have met. And she has memorized the Scriptures like no one I have ever met in my life! Deb is the kind of person where, if you are going through a struggle, she wants to know about it and she WILL be praying for you. She will write you notes of encouragement or leave candies in your box. Oh, and let me not forget, she makes a sinfully delicious birthday cake too! I had the privilege of being at the receiving end of her baking this past November when she took great delight in making me a cake, despite the fact that I’d told her I just wanted to let this one slip by. (Being 44 was not high on my priority list of celebrating!) She would have none of that nonsense. Why? Because Deborah loves to celebrate others and to let them know that she cares.

One of Deb’s many loves is singing, or so I had heard over the years, but I had never witnessed her “in action” so to speak. She would often invite me (and others!) to come to her churches’ Christmas event, but for whatever reason I had never made it over the years. For several weeks leading up to each year’s event, I would hear the excitement in Deb’s voice as she shared about the joy of going to rehearsal. As opening day approached her joy seemed only to intensify. Now I know why: Deb is a worshipper of the living God.

As I sat in my seat waiting for the choir to enter and ascend on the bleachers, I noticed Deb right away. I suppose it would be hard not to notice her as she was the first one to enter, but it was more than that, Deb had this beautiful smile on her face that melted my heart. She oozed delight and exuded joy simply by the way she walked. And as she took her place at the end of the top bleacher she turned to the audience and smiled. In that moment, I felt joy in a way that I have not experienced in some time, and I felt this sense of rising pride and excitement for my friend, who knew we were all there, somewhere in the audience, to experience and share this evening with her. And I have to tell you she sung with passion, joy and exuberance, causing me to offer silent words of praise to God for Deb and her example to us all.

Deb, may your heart always be set upon the Lord. You brought new meaning for me to the scripture that says “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Deut. 4:9) And, let me write out this verse for you because it is my prayer for you. “But let all who take refuge in you [the Lord] rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult you.” (Ps 5:11)

Merry Christmas Deb. Thank you for being you! 

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A March 2014 Israel Trip with Pastor Chow Leng

Although I made the decision to cancel my trip to Israel due to not having enough registered participants, I have directed others to tours that are going and this is another one. I had the privilege of travelling to Israel, Egypt and Jordan with Chow Leng, his wife and their daughter in 2010 – it was a life changing trip for me and one I’ve shared about often.

I am pleased to help get the word out regarding another trip that Chow Leng is planning in March of 2014. Chow Leng, together with the tour companies, plan an exceptional tour.  I highly recommend him and the tours he plans. Arrangements can be made from those travelling from locations other than BC.

Please view the links provided. Explore Bible Land 2014 – Publicity Leaflet

Explore Bible Land 2014 – Itinerary

Explore Bible Land 2014 – Registration Form

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Embracing the Moments

Embracing the Moment

In recent days I have been reminded of the fact that living and participating in God’s kingdom is an ever-present reality. Sometimes we are aware of the moments God brings to us to be his servant to another and other times they pass us by without a flicker of a thought.

I volunteered this week at an event called Under the Dome. It was an event that was sponsored by Athletes in Action, but which also included many of our local youth pastors and their respective churches. That in and of itself was an amazing thing to witness – leaders partnering together for the gospel message!

During my time there I met a young boy by the name of Baso. He was thirteen years old, small in stature, and his father had dropped him off for the evening. He was by himself and not with a group. I found myself paying attention to him and thought to myself how overwhelming it must feel to be in a room of about 250 people and not know anyone. Though he recognized the occasional face from his school, he had come alone. We chatted for a while as he wanted to play mini golf, then off he went.

Later in the evening when the lights dimmed and the dance music began, he came back to me and asked me if he could stand with me. He didn’t want to dance, he said, because his knees were sore. He did however just want to observe from the sidelines, but he clearly didn’t want to be alone. So we hung out for the evening and I introduced him to many of my friends and people I knew. The youth pastor from my church, Mike, was so wonderful because despite how busy he was (organizer of this event!), when I introduced him to Baso he took us over and introduced us to one of the CFL players that was present at the Under The Dome Event. But despite meeting this wonderful CFL player, Baso just wanted to hang out by the mom (me).

At the end of the evening I gave Baso my card and told him I was a student and employee at a local Bible college and if he ever wanted to look me up because he was wanted to study God’s word in a deeper way when he got older he could, but he needed to tell his Dad that he had met me.

The lesson that God reminded me of that evening was this: It is not always about the speaker that can make the most impact (though they are very important!), it is about God’s people embracing the moments that He gives to them and taking the time to recognize what God has put right in front of them. I take comfort knowing that Baso found a safe place to hang out at this wonderful event and I receive the reminder from the Lord than he can use us in meaningful ways.

So I want to encourage you to pay attention to the people that God brings your way – you never know when you might be that safe person for someone else who is feeling totally overwhelmed by the circumstances they find themselves in.

First Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others.”

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The Ultimate Makeover

Hello friends,

I had the opportunity to share this summer in my home church, and many of you have asked me how it went. I decided to upload this here for your convenience and you can listen for yourself.

I am very thankful for my pastor who allowed me this opportunity, and I pray that pastors everywhere will continue to champion for and develop those within their midst who have speaking/teaching gifts.

I pray this message will speak personally to you. It is not the entire service, so the message is just under 30 minutes.

Grace and Peace,

Carmen


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2 Samuel 10:1-5 – David allows his warriors time to heal.

2 Samuel 10:1-5 – David allows his warriors time to heal.

     In recent days I have been reflecting on a few verses in Scriptures. They are found in 2 Samuel 10:1-5. Contained therein is the story of David learning that the king of the Ammonites has died and the son of the king, Hanun, has now taken over as ruler. As David recalls the kindness showed to him by Hanun’s father, he decides to send a group of his “servants” (who are leaders) to Hanun to offer condolences on the loss of his father. However, Hanun’s leaders lead Hanun to believe that David’s servants are really there for another reason, to survey the city in order to overthrow it. Hanun believes his men and as a result decides to take action against David’s servants. Hanun seizes David’s servants and forcibly shaves of half of each man’s beard and then cuts off half their clothes. To forcibly shave a man’s beard and to forcibly cut his clothes was to shame him. A man did not touch his beard except “for the performance of certain religious rituals (cf. Lev 14:9; Num 6:18: Ezek 5:1) or to express profound emotional distress (cf. Ezra 9:3).”  When David hears of what had happened to his servants, he sends someone to meet them and they are redirected (at David’s command) to Jericho, a place they are to remain (safely!) until such time as their beards have grown back.

     Now there are lots of things that could be discussed about this passage. For example, the entire chapter actually seems to come from a different source and seems out of place in the book of 2 Samuel, but that is not my focus. I have actually been pondering David’s actions as a leader. More specifically his actions towards the shaming of his servants in this story. Now I know that David did not always make the wisest choices, just look at Chapter 11 of this same book and you will see David killing a man so he can have his wife, but I’m not going there in this reflection either. Rather I want to focus on David’s willingness to give his servants (his leaders) time to heal. Why? Because it has taken me many years to heal from my early experiences in ministry. If truth be told, I think I was shipwrecked for many years and needed to find my “Jericho” for a season if you will. (That season has lasted over a decade!)
     Let me start by saying that many years ago in my late 20′s and into my early 30′s I was involved in women’s ministry at a church that I loved and attended for many years. Actually, I think it could be rightly said that my introduction to the Christian faith and leadership happened in those years at that church. I was surrounded by many godly, seasoned leaders who loved the local church. I, however, was young. And not only was I young in the faith, I was young in experience. But I had lots of big ideas of how I thought things should go. (I know…some of you are cringing already! But it’s true.) What I didn’t know then was that God was going to allow me those years – years where I made some terrible mistakes as a leader and years where I got so wounded that I actually left all visible serving in the church – because he wanted me to to have a taste of leadership and then he wanted to take me on a journey of healing, shaping and changing.
     I’m changed because I recognize that to love God with my heart means to follow him wherever he leads. This year marks the year that I am officially and intentionally stepping back into serving in my local church (a place my family and I love!) to serve with an amazing group of women in women’s ministry. And you need to know that my first go around many years ago left me saying, “I will NEVER do that again!” But God has away of getting a hold of us, of healing us (giving us our Jericho), of transforming us and of bringing us to an awareness that perhaps on the first go around we didn’t fully understand what it meant to walk with him as a leader, to have his vision (and timing!) of how things should unfold, and to love others and serve with them (not be running of solo!). That said. There is also much I have  learned about the way God has made me (a journey that I would encourage you go on too!) that enables me to better understand why I do some of the things I do and why some things matter to me more than other things. (But that’s another reflection!)
     There are a few people who have been a part of that healing process over the years and modelled well for me servant leadership. I am grateful for each and every one of you, and I want you to know that. More importantly, I think each and everyone of us need to be the kind of leader that recognizes when another gets wounded on the mission field of God and encourage them to stay a little while in Jericho in order to heal. And while not all experiences are good, in fact some are brutally painful, I am convinced that God can use them for his glory and purposes in time. 
     So if this season marks for you a time of reentering serving in your local church or elsewhere, may you know and experience God’s leadings and his empowerment; if this season marks for you a time of healing and restoration, may you experience the grace, leading and presence of God in ways that speak deep to your soul.
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New Israel Poster – Please share with others!

Carmen02Hi Everyone,

I am thrilled to have my new poster. (Special thanks to my colleague and friend, Ashley, for putting it together for me.

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Israel 2014 – New Details including cost, Mt. Sinai cancellation, and return date change.

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to inform you that for safety reason I have made, after consulting with people wiser than I, the decision to not do our overnight in Egypt. As a result of  not going to Mt. Sinai, I have the tour returning on April 6th instead of April 7th. The inclusive cost of the trip, whether flying from Abbotsford or Saskatoon is $4960 per person based on double occupancy. (This includes our daily breakfast and dinner meals.)  My new flyer should be coming out in the next week. Please register for this trip here. We will still be going to Petra for the day.

Our new itinerary is as follows:

Day 1. Monday, March 24, 2014 – Depart Canada.

Day 2. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – Arrive to Israel.
Our Airport representative will welcome you upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, you will meet with your guide and transferred to your hotel near Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 3, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Joppa – Caesarea – Mt. Carmel – Nazareth – Galilee Jaffa (Joppa). Where Jonah flees to (1:3 Jonah), an ancient port city mentioned during to building of the 1st and the 2nd Temple (2 Chron. 2:16, Ezra 3:7), where Peter healed Tabitha (Acts 9:36-43), the house of Simon the Tanner (Act 10:1-23) and Peter’s dream (Acts 11:5-18), where Cornelius sends for Peter (Acts 10:32) Caesarea – the showcase Roman port built by Herod the Great, figuring centrally in both Jewish and Christian history. In addition to touring the theater, amphitheater, Crusader walls and other highlights Caesarea, as the home of the four daughters of Philip (Acts 21:8-9), is an excellent place to explore the role of women in public life in the early church. Mt. Carmel Mt. Carmel – Mount Carmel where Elijah stood down the prophets of Baal. Elijah fire came down. – 1 King 18:17-46 Elisha lived here – 2 Kings 4:25 Nazareth – most of the monuments in Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up, are devoted to Mary, this is where the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) took place. Highlights include the Church of St. Gabriel, built over the spring where Mary no doubt drew water for her family, At the reconstructed Nazareth Village, learn about the daily life of women in Jesus’ day and take part in a weaving workshop. Cana – the scene of Jesus’ first miracle, the changing of water into wine at a wedding (John 2:1-11), in which Mary’s played a role with great theological implications. Overnight in the Galilee.

Day 4. Thursday, March 27, 2014
Around the Sea of Galilee: spirits of protection and the pioneering spirit Tiberias – this ancient city on the lake is the location of the tomb another Rachel, who loved and supported her husband, the great Rabbi Akiva, through thick and thin. Among the city’s Roman ruins, a first-century Herodian palace has been discovered, including a room with a marble floor where visitors can imagine Salome, the daughter of Herodias, dancing for the head of John the Baptist (Matt. 14:3-11). A boat ride on the Sea of Galilee – emulating the experience of Jesus and the disciples, and recalling the story of “Miriam’s Well”: Miriam died in Kadesh, but immediately thereafter, according to legend, a miraculous spring appeared that nourished the Children of Israel everywhere in their hour of need and eventually found its way to the Sea of Galilee. The Mount of Beatitudes – an overview of the Sea of Galilee from the place where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Capernaum – scene of many miracles and teachings, and known as Jesus’ “own town” (Matt. 9:1), including the house of St. Peter – (Mark 1:29) and the Ancient Synagogue – built over the site where Jesus preached. Healings of women figure centrally in Jesus’ Galilee ministry, and the Capernaum synagogue is an excellent place to delve into these stories. The Tabgha Benedictine Monastery Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes – the site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Matt. 14:13-21). Overnight in the Galilee.

Day 5, Friday, March 28, 2014
Tel Dan, Caeserea of Phillip, Golan Heights Dan Nature Reserve – the capital of the northern kingdom, this fine example of a biblical city, includes “Abraham’s Gate” and the high place of Jeroboam in a beautiful setting on the Dan River. A biblical gateway with a seat for the king and the elders is the place to recall the story of Boaz declaring before witnesses his desire to marry Ruth (Ruth 4:1-11), and the complexities of Levirate customs. Caesarea of Philippi – the Roman Caesarea Philippi, Peter testifies that Jesus is the Christ (Matt. 16:13-20). Visitors see a temple to Pan, a shrine to the wood nymph Echo, and enjoy a thundering waterfall. Golan (Biblical Bashan) – Ascend the Golan heights with Jeep ride to learn about the current geo-political situation between Israel and our neighbors in the North, Lebanon and Syria. End up the day with a visit of the Golan Heights Wineries where have a chance to speak to Michal, a lady who lives in the area, who is also one of the leading wine makers in Israel. Wine tasting included…. Overnight in the Galilee.

Day 6. Saturday, March 29, 2014
Gideon Spring – Beit Shean – Dead Sea. Gideon Spring – Continue to the National Park of Ein Harod, or as it is also called Gideon Spring. The Harod Spring bubbles in a cave on the slopes of Mount Gilboa. The cave is called Gideon’s Cave, based on a story in Judges. Gideon tested his soldiers by asking them to drink the water from Harod Spring. Three hundred did not bow down to drink from the river but instead drank like dogs – “who lap up the water with their tongues.” These proud but thirsty souls were chosen to battle the Midianites, an encounter which ended in victory for the Israelites. Beit Shean – Visit the ancient remains of Beit Shean, one of the oldest settled sites in the country. This is where during biblical times Saul the King and his son Jonathan were killed. In roman times this city was known as Scythopolis and was part of the great Decapolis. During the Talmudic times this city was mentioned as the “Entrance to paradise”. Among the ruins you will be able to see the Theatre which was the main cultural and entertainment center. It could accommodate over 6000 people. Overnight – Dead Sea

Day 7. Sunday, March 30, 2014
Massada, Ein Gedi. Massada National Park – Herod’s magnificent fortress, with its palaces, bathhouses and ramparts was also the last stand of the Jews against the Romans in the Great Revolt in 73 CE. The historian Josephus notes that two women and five children survived, and visitors wonder who they were and what might have been their fate. The new Massada Museum reflects daily life, highlighting among its exhibits women at their many daily tasks. The combination of Massada’s dramatic story with its fabulous architecture and finds has won it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ein Gedi National Park – a walk through the oasis, where “vineyards” once grew, a metaphor in the love poetry of the Song of Songs 1:14. The remains of Ein Gedi’s antiquities frame the story of Babatha, a woman of the town who fled the Romans to a cave where archaeologists found documents telling her life story Overnight – Eilat

Day 8. Monday, March 31, 2014
Petra day. Petra – After breakfast, we begin our tour to Petra, the Red Rose City, the Eighth Wonder of the World… Explore the Nabatean City (as seen in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade)… Walk through the Siq and view the ancient temples… Discover the famous Treasury, the Roman Theater, and view the Wadi. Overnight – Eilat

Day 9. Tuesday April 1, 2014
Jerusalem: On the road to Jerusalem Ramon Crater, Ein Avdat, Zin Wilderness (Numbers 13:21) Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 10. Wednesday April 2, 2014
City Of David, Southern Wall, Huldah Gates, Davidson Center, Jewish Quarter The City of David – the most ancient part of Jerusalem, with Warren’s Shaft, the “water fortress” at Gihon (1 Kings 1:38-40), the Pool of Siloam and more. While overlooking the present-day homes on the hillside, consider the story of David and Bathsheba and the role she played in Solomon’s life. The Southern Wall Archaeological Park – a “still-life” of the original Herodian street, revealing Roman destruction Robinson’s Arch, and where a highlight is Hulda’s Gates, named after the prophetess, and by tradition a teacher, who both censured and comforted at the end of the First Temple period. The Davidson Visitor Center – housed in an eighth-century CE palace, where beautiful displays and a virtual-reconstruction, high-definition interactive model bring Jerusalem’s history alive. Follow the glorious days of Jerusalem which ended with its destruction as Jesus foresaw. (Matt. 24) The Jewish Quarter – including the Cardo, Jerusalem’s ancient main street; the First Temple-era Hezekiah’s Wall; and the Burnt House, destroyed when the Romans conquered Jerusalem in 70 CE, where a moving audiovisual presentation highlights questions of class, the place of women, and the tragic end of one ancient Jerusalem family. Overnight – Jerusalem

Day 11. Thursday April 3, 2014
Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western (Wailing) Wall We begin the day on the beautiful Mount of Olives to behold the breathtaking panorama of the Holy City. Our pilgrimage will proceed down the Old Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive grove, and the Church of Agony, where tradition holds that Jesus prayed. We will enter Jerusalem through the Zion Gate, and walk to the holiest site in the whole Jewish world, the Western (Wailing) Wall of Herod’s temple and the Western Wall Tunnel Tour. Beyond the wall lies the 35 acre temple area purchased by King David (2 Samuel. 24:18-25). On this site now stands El-Aksa Mosque, and the magnificent Dome of the Rock (the third holiest shrine in Islam). From the temple area, we make our way to St. Stephen’s Gate, to walk the Via Dolorosa including St. Anne’s Crusader Church, Pools of Bethesda, the Pavement (where Jesus stood while being tried by Pilate), Ecce Homo Arch, and the ancient Cardo. We continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Bethlehem. Overnight – Jerusalem

Day 12. Friday April 4, 2014
New City -, Ein Karem, Israel Museum, free time for shopping The Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem – study comparisons between two biblical women’s praise-poems: the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55), which Mary uttered here, and the paean Hannah recited in Shiloh when she offered her son Samuel to God’s service (1 Sam. 2:1-10). The Israel Museum – the Ethnography Wing reveals ways that customs involving women and families in traditional cultures can reflect those of the Bible; the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered; the 1:50 Model of Second Temple Jerusalem. Overnight – Jerusalem

Day 13. Saturday April 5, 2014
Free morning, Yad Vashem, Mt. of Olives, Garden Tomb, farewell dinner Yad Vashem – The holocaust memorial commemorating the lives of the Jewish victims who were murdered by the Nazis during world war 2, it is also a commemoration to the brave gentiles, including many women who risked their live to help Jewish people during those dark years. The Garden Tomb – there is a limestone hill, which many revere as Golgotha, site of the crucifixion. Just around that hill is an old cemetery with an ancient tomb that once held the Savior’s mortal body and saw its glorious resurrection. There is a sign on the door of the tomb that says, “Do not look for Him here for He is risen”. You will never forget this moment in your life as you look for Him, not in the tomb but within your own life. Ben Gurion Airport.

Day 14.Sunday April 6, 2014 Arrive Home.

The Memories Last Forever

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