Bible Lands Tour planned

Williams Lake and area residents are invited to participate in a Bible Lands Tour this fall.

Williams Lake and area residents are invited to participate in a Bible Lands Tour this fall.

A tour of Israel is being planned for a group of 20 people from October 15 to 27 and interested members of the community are invited to participate, says Pastor Cameron Johnston, one of the group leaders.

“Going to Israel was not a great priority for me,” Johnston says.

“But when I got there and experienced the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem, I began to realize the spiritual growth potential of a trip to Israel.

Now I’m really excited to be working with my colleague Pastor Robert Rud in leading this tour.

I know that every person on this trip will be forever transformed and will never be the same after going to Israel.”

A free information session about the tour will be held at the Williams Lake Library starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31.

“We will show a short video and a few slides from my recent trip and answer any questions,” Johnston says.

The tour will leave Vancouver Oct. 15 and land in Tel-Aviv the next day.

Major sites along the tour will include the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem.

The group will follow in the footsteps of Jesus as they visit multiple sites, such as the Mount of Olives, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and the Garden Tomb.

The tour schedule will also include visiting the mountain fortress of Masada, floating on the Dead Sea, a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, and seeing the caves at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1947.

Time will also be scheduled for Bible-based devotionals at select sites, as well as for leisure activities.

Commitments from those interested must be in as soon as possible to secure a place on the tour.

The cost of the tour includes airfare, hotels, meals, tips, and admission fees to various museums and sites. Anyone from the community interested in joining the tour can call Pastor Cameron   Johnston at 250-267-1660 or e-mail him at: cameron@silverhills.ca.

With only 20 spaces available, he asks responses as soon as possible.

Full info online at: www.silverhillsontheroad.com/bltour including a complete trip Itinerary, some pictures, all costs and other info.