This September, Monday the 11th through Friday the 22nd we are taking a group from New Covenant on a Bible Lands Mission Trip.
This will be the first “mission” focused trip that I have done to the Bible Land. What I mean by “mission” is that we will see, hear, experience, and work with local missions. In the past we have done Bible site tours, where we go and see the major sights that are in the Bible. This trip is a combination of being involved in mission, while at the same time seeing Bible sites. I am very excited about this opportunity. We are going to see things on this trip that we haven't seen on any of our previous trips, like the Herodium, ancient monasteries, Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, etc. (I have included with this letter a copy of the itinerary.)
In addition to the bible sites, we will also participate in several mission opportunities. We will see Mar Elias Institute, Hebron Rehabilitation Ministry, and Bethlehem Bible College. We will visit the Tent of Nations, Refugee Camps and other relief ministries. We will have an opportunity to participate in a work project and to love people in the name of Jesus.
The cost of the trip is $3,875 and that includes airfare from Oklahoma City to Tel Aviv on the 11th and back to Oklahoma City on the 22nd. It covers all our ground transportation, lodging, breakfast, dinner, and some lunches (be prepared to cover your lunch). This is based on a double occupancy rate. A single occupancy rate will increase the cost by $500.
We are asking for a $300 deposit by May 1st to reserve your spot. Make the check out to New Covenant UMC, and in the memo section of your check put Bible Lands Mission. You can also pay the deposit online with a credit card by going to our website and selecting Bible Land Mission Trip in the giving section.
The trip is already filling up, so my encouragement to you would be to get your deposit in as soon as you can to reserve your place. Places on the trip will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis based on when we receive your deposit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me. My office number is 405-562-3214. If I am out of the office, leave a message and I will call you back. This is going to be the best trip ever.