Available dates : Tues 30th April - Wed 22nd May 2019 **SOLD OUT**
Heartfelt Hope invite you to learn more about the Bible, the life of Jesus and to understand the culture where Jesus lived and walked by joining them on this reflective spiritual retreat. This is a unique opportunity to have a spiritual, educational retreat to deepen your faith.
We will be travelling throughout Jordan and Israel, visiting many famous sites found in the Bible as well as some of the lesser known ones. The tour has been designed to begin in the Old Testament (following the exiled Israelites into the Promised Land) with the promise of a Messiah before retracing the steps and life of Jesus. Therefore we will begin the tour in Jordan, visiting Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum and staying in a Bedouin tent like the Israelites of the Old Testament.
From here we will cross into the Promised Land, visiting many of the towns, sites of the Bible as well as regions where Jesus walked, talked and ministered. As we travel we will be learning about the Bible, creating a sensory understanding of the Jewish culture, Biblical times and the life of Christ. Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Mt Beatitudes, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, and the Dead Sea are just some of the places we will visit.
Our guide will be a national born Christian from the area. Our tour leaders will be Ben & Helen Betz, pastors and missionaries with Heartfelt Hope who have a passion for teaching and running retreats. This combination will create a rich learning background as part of the tour. There will also be an opportunity to attend a local Sabbath service.
As part of the tour package, we have also scheduled in some rest days, we have a few events just for fun and there will be a chance to do some shopping.
*(To see the full itinerary please read page 8.)
You will be part of a small team (no more than 16 people) travelling on a faith journey. With our deluxe air conditioned coach we will travel to various destinations to then explore on foot everything from historical ruins to vibrant towns, underground caverns to mountain tops, dry deserts to cool waterfalls. This will give you an opportunity to create a sensory understanding of Scripture and the life of Jesus. You will be able to:
Walk where Jesus walked. Step into the Sea of Galilee and the cool streams of Tel Dan.Touch the rock hewn city of Petra, the wailing wall and the vibrant fabrics in the markets of Old Jerusalem.
Smell the plants, flowers, breeze and trees surrounding the ancient buildings and historical sites of many Biblical places.
Taste the food of the local people & culture. (*Share in the symbolism of a Jewish Shabbat)See & explore the heights of Masada to the Dead Sea below, from Bethlehem to Jerusalem.Pray beside the river Jordan and in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Sing at Calvary and at the Garden Tomb.
This is a faith journey of a life time.
This HOPE tour has been organised by Pastors Ben & Helen Betz as part of Heartfelt Hope. Heartfelt Hope is registered NGO and charity with offices in Australia and Uganda. However, they have also been invited to work, visit and encourage communities in other countries. Heartfelt Hope has a focus on faith, health and education.
HOPE tours are travel tours which open up peoples eyes to the world in which we live. This particular tour is to inspire and enrich peoples faith journey in Jesus Christ and understanding of Biblical history.
* This tour has also been arranged in partnership with Mission Travel.
Includes airfares ex Sydney flying Emirates, visa fees, all accommodation (twin share) in 3 star hotels for the twenty two days of touring, all breakfast & dinner meals, water, transport by air conditioned coach, various activities, all local travel expenses, all entrance fees, tips, having a local tour guide and some special outings.
Please note: This price does not include drinks, lunches, laundry, local travel on free days, travel insurance, flight extensions or split offs or the cost of a single person supplement.
While we will make every endeavour keep to the price as quoted, airfares, currency exchange, hotel prices and the global money market can change overnight. Therefore the cost per person is essentially not final until the last payment is made in late January. The final payment price will therefore be confirmed by email just before payment is due.
You will need to bring enough money to cover lunch meals, drinks, souvenirs and anything you plan to do on your rest day/free day. This might include local transport fees or entrance fees.