Optional Extension: October 28-31 Please join us for a trip of a lifetime . . .Turkey is one of only seven countries in the world that spans two continents. With part of the country in Europe and part in Asia, it has developed its own distinct identity, mixing elements from both continents. Turkey’s history is filled with Hittites, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans.
Join us for an unforgettable tour of the land where Jesus likely took His first steps! Walk the same paths Moses walked as he stood face-to-face with Pharaoh in the time of the Exodus.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem….” These words of Jesus (Mark 23 and Luke 13) express the deep affection God has for the land and people of Israel. Whether reflected in the stories of Scripture or in today’s headlines, there is something of historical and spiritual significance about that land. And visiting there makes it all the more special!
Western Turkey was the cradle of the early Christian church. The larger part of Turkey, in Asia, is called Anatolia, or Asia Minor. This is where the apostle Paul devoted a significant amount of his time and energy. In the book of Acts, we get a glimpse of how productive Paul’s ministry was: “All who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord” (Acts 19:10).