T-minus 2 days.

by Alexandra Rutkowski

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’re leaving for Israel in just a few days. To all those who asked for updates and the itinerary, that’s why this blog is here. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ll be writing because I want to record our crazy ventures, and because I want to give glory to G-d for all the things He will be doing and teaching me there. I can’t even describe what an incredible blessing this scholarship was, and I’m once again blown away by how G-d provided the money for all the other expenses, the way He always does. Pfft, trying telling me G-d doesn’t care about the small things in our lives!

July 17 – 19,  Masada (Masada Youth Hostel)

 *Masada (Sunrise hike), Dead Sea, En Gedi, Arad

July 19 – July 20,  Arad (Kfar HaNokdim, Bedouin Tent & Camp Ground)

 *Camel Ride, Bedouin Hospitality (Food & Music), Sderot Media Center

July 20 – July 23,  Tel Aviv (Gilgal Hotel) 

*Independence Hall, Old Jaffa, Inter Disciplinary Center (Vice President Jonathan Davis), Diaspora Museum (Linda Olmert)

July 23  – July 24,   Mt. Carmel (Hafia Youth Hostel)

 *Tour of a “Druze” village, Mt. Carmel (hike) and the Elijah Monument, Dialogue with Arab-Israelis

July 24 – 28,  Galilee (Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel)

 *Nazareth, Zhara Foundation (Amell Saffouri), Yezrell Valley College (Faydra Shapiro), Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Sfat, Mount of Beatitudes, Domus Galilee, Mt Arbel, Yehudiyya Falls hike

 July 28 – 31,  Efat (Center of Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation)

*Shabbat Prayer Service, Lectures with Rabbis on the following topics: Jewish Prayer, Predestination vs. Freewill, Isaac & Ishmael, End Times, Intercession, Forgiveness

July 31 – August 8,  Jerusalem (Caesar Hotel)

 *Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Old City of Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, City of David, Western Wall Tunnels, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel Knesset, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, Shalom Jerusalem Center, Bethlehem, Honest Reporting, Neil Lazarus (Awesome Seminars), International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

–None of us will have our phones in Israel, so the best way to contact is via Facebook, e-mail, or Skype. G-d bless, you guys!–