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Israel Day 8 – Our first day in Jerusalem

As we are sitting here writing this on the roof of Ramat Rachel Kibbutz a siren sounded at exactly 8 pm throughout all of Israel and everything stoped. The cars, the people, the noise. Everything stops to commemorate the memorial. Today was our first day in Jerusalem, the place of the Temple Mount , the capital city of the nation, where kings of the Old Testament times conquered the land! The morning started in the ancient City

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Israel Day 7 – Comfort vs Obedience

Today is our seventh day in the Promised Land and we traveled all day through the Jezreel Valley to the coast of the Mediterranean and now headed to Jerusalem! We started our day hiking up the Tel of Megiddo where we learned about Solomon’s reign and the reign of King Ahab. Interesting fact this archeological site still has a human sacrifice alter from the Caanianites that these kings kept up! Also, the Tel of Megiddo

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Israel Day 6 – Faithful to the call

The third day of our adventures in Galilee started off in a small town called Qatzrin. We donned first century clothing and got to experience a small part of what it would have been like to live two thousand years ago. We got a tour of the wheat field and the olive press, and then ground wheat flour and baked our own pita bread on a metal shield over a fire and tried it out

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Israel Day 5 – Shabbat

Today is Shabbat (Sabbath) in Israel which falls on a Saturday. This means most Jewish people working in this kibbutz we have the privilege of laying our heads, were not present this day, but at home with family resting. Our meals were a bit different as well. It’s not permitted as part of the religious custom to light a fire or work in general on Saturday. So all food that was not already prepared yesterday for the

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Israel Day 4 – A Mountaintop Prayer

One highlight of the day was having time to pray and reflect while overlooking Galilee. It is easy to imagine Jesus climbing this mountain hillside to find a moment of quiet seclusion to pray just as we did today. Continue Reading…

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Israel Day 3 – He is our living water

Our first stop of the day was Masada. Masada is 1.42 miles in height. We took the trail as a team, making it up one step at a time. It was hard for many of us, me included, but with the support of our Joshua classmates and the staff, WE ALL MADE IT TO THE TOP TOGETHER!!! Once at the top we learned about the Zealots and their history. Next we traveled on to Ein

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Israel Day 2 – We could hear the land

Today the Joshua class started by taking a two hour bus ride to the Wilderness of Zin which is commonly known today as Ein Avdat. The Wilderness of Zin is one of the deserts that the Israelites traveled through in Numbers. This is where Moses struck the rock for the Israelites twice so that they could receive water. Sadly, God forbids Moses to enter the Promise Land following this event. This is also where Moses

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Israel Day 1 – Much more vivid

Shalom from Israel! Our plane flights went by quickly thanks to sleep and sharing stories with each other. Praise the Lamb! We arrived past midnight, Israeli time, to our hotel where the hotel staff had stayed up to serve us a special welcome dinner. We woke up bright and early the next day, today, and ate even more food so that we could head out to the first of our six locations of the day.

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We’re in Israel!

We’re here! We’re finally here! Everyone is so excited. I just wanted to do a quick update here to let everyone know we made it safely and everything went smoothly with the trip. Be sure to keep checking in here because there will be student written blogs posted each day. Also make sure you’re following us on Instagram, @joshuawilderness, where we will be posting multiple times a day. -Tucker Horton, Media Coordinator

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Pine Needle Raking!

Pine needle raking this week has been amazing. We raked 58 lots in the subdivision of Hume Lake for the last three days.  We worked very hard to get all of the lots finished this morning. We ended needle raking up at the Joshua building. We cleaned around the building and made it look great. One of the things we did to clean up the building was take down a large raven’s nest that had

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