The day of the trip came. When i reached Istanbul airport, I felt a surge of energy gushing throughout my veins. When I stepped foot into Tel Aviv, my body felt hot and I felt this indescribable power in me. When I was at the Church of Transfiguration, i felt the Holy Spirit came into me like a hot flush and found myself weeping while I was praying. Being in the Holy Land was different from reading the bible. The feeling was indescribable. It was also the first time after many years that my daughter Natasha and me are travelling together. We were like the best of friends and had a wonderful time together. This trip is God’s way of bonding us and a special gift to us spending Mother’s Day in the Holy Land. I want to thank God for giving me this present. After the trip, i felt very peaceful and look forward to going back to the Holy Land again. God may not necessarily answer our prayers in our time, but in His time!

The itinerary was full, covering many of the seven churches in the Book of Revelation (Ephesus, Sardis, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Thyatira, Laodicea), and cities along Paul’s missionary route (Philippi and Corinth). The group was treated to a visit to the Bible Society in Turkey, which left them inspired by the work that was being done there.

It was refreshing to witness ministers having so much fun amongst themselves!

For pastors or ministers who preach the Word, we must, at least once, visit this land that God revealed Himself in!

The tour was very good. Our Spiritual Director, Ps Marc, was a superb tour guide! He could relate the context of the places to Christian history and the Bible very well. We learnt a lot from him.

Though I have been reading the Scripture for years, this visit to the Holy Land has made my reading more complete as I walked through the land.  I humbly encourage those who are called or are hesitant, to prayerfully consider making a trip to Israel, the Holy Land, and experience the footsteps that Jesus, the Son of God has walked.

Israel Holy Land Tour 2012 had been a most meaningful experience. We made the long-awaited trip with a dual-purpose:  to see first-hand the historical sites and landmarks that archaeological discoveries and restoration works have reclaimed of Israel’s biblical past; and to relive the period and places that had witnessed the birth, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This trip has more than satisfied our quest!

I was blessed with gifted Spiritual Directors who taught me valuable insights and Scriptural significance relating to the biblical sites.

It helped me to have a really good perspective of the Bible after the trip. It made me hunger more to read His Word. You read the Bible in black and white. Now, you read it with colours!

Our Spiritual Director ‘shared amazing insights on the relevant contents of the Word in relation to the Lands’ we visited. Patiently and tirelessly, he would explain and expound on the Word. He led us in soulful devotions and worship to the God Almighty in His Holy Land.