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Image of Joe and Becky Cruse in Israel standing next to a sign which reads, "Jesus Christ declared with power to be the son of God by the resurrection from the dead." Romans 1:4

“It is a land that the Lord your God seeks out.  The eyes of the Lord your God are ALWAYS upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.”

Deuteronomy 11:12

This is your special invitation to join us as we travel the land where Jesus lived and walked. For many, this is a trip of a lifetime.

You will experience the beautiful, the wonder, the history of Christs’ life, the agony of His death, burial and the jubilation of His resurrection! You will also be challenged in the modern day life to see similar cultural challenges Jesus faced, and yet experience HIS love and HIS grace towards HIS people.

Whether you’ve been many times, or this is your first journey to the Holy Land we know you will leave changed forever.

As worshippers, to be in the land of Christ’s birth, is an experience like no other.  Join us as we worship through this magnificent land in places like the Sea of Galilee, The Upper Room, and communion together at the Garden Tomb, just to name a few (see itinerary for more details).

We look forward to being your guides on this epic journey!

— Ps Joe and Becky Cruse

Worshipworks Israel Tour 2020 with Ps. Joe & Becky Cruse February 25 — March 6

DAY 1: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25: DEPART THE US TO ISRAEL

  • Depart the US on your overnight flight to Israel

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26: WELCOME TO ISRAEL, OLD JAFFA

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Our representative will meet you after passport control, escort you through luggage identification & lead you to your tour guide
  • 2 Shuttles (in deferent time) will take you from the Airport to your Tel Aviv Hotel
  • Check-in to your Hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Welcome Dinner at the Hotel at 6:30 pm
  • (Time permitting) Evening Tour of Old Jaffa King Solomon built his Mediterranean port (2 Chron. 2:16) and Jonah the Prophet set sail to Tarshish. Visit sites traditionally linked with Biblical miracles and stories such as Simon The Tanner’s House where St. Peter had his vision (Acts 10:32) on the rooftop & raised Tabitha from the dead (Acts 9:36); (Jonah 1:3) and
  • Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv

DAY 3: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27: DRIVING TO NORTHERN ISRAEL

  • Breakfast at the Hotel, Check-out
  • Drive via the coastline road to Caesarea by the Sea (Caesarea Maritima), Herod’s showcase port city. Walk through the Roman ruins and hear the story of St. Peter and his conversion of Cornelius’ household (Acts 10:24). Caesarea is also the scene of St. Paul’s imprisonment (Acts 23:35), his appearance before King Agrippa and his departure for Rome (Acts 25:13-26:32).
  • Drive along the Mediterranean coastline to Mt. Carmel, the biblical site of Elijah’s contest with the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18).
  • Lunch at the Druze Restaurant in Daliyat al-Karmel
  • Visit Megiddo, the regional capital of King Solomon (1 Kings 9:15), the New Testament’s Armageddon (Rev. 16:16).
  • Drive through the hills of Galilee to the outskirts of Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, to stand on the Mount of Precipice where tradition has it an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off the precipice (Luke 4:16-30).
  • Check-in to your hotel in the Sea of Galilee
  • Dinner & Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberius

DAY 4: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28: AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Take a breathtaking spiritual Galilee journey – sailing on a wooden replica of the famous boats that played a key role in Jesus’ life in the Sea of Galilee
  • Proceed to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5 -7)
  • Visit Capernaum ” the Town of Jesus “(John 6:24) to walk among the ancient ruins of the first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matthew 4:13-17).
  • Lunch at one of the region’s fine restaurants to taste the local St. Peter’s fish
  • Continue to Tabgha – the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes – (Mark 6:34-44) and the site of St. Peter’s Primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9 ת). You will have a chance to deep your toes in the water of the Sea of Galilee
  • Last stop will be at “Yardenit “for an opportunity to baptize at a baptismal site on the banks of the River Jordan
  • Dinner & Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberius

DAY 5: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29: UPPER GALILEE – GOLAN HIGHTS

  • Breakfast at the hotel, Check-out
  • Start at Tel Dan the capital of the Northern Kingdom of ten of the 12 tribes (Judges 18:7-29). Biblical history, stunning natural surroundings and fascinating archaeological finds together in one destination,
  • Travel due north to the Banias -Caesarea Philippi (Matt. 16.13; Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as Messiah by His disciples.
  • Enjoy a Traditional First Century lunch at the Nazareth Village
  • Nazareth Village is a living history farm that gives visitors the opportunity to step into the Bible and experience everyday life at the time of Jesus.
  • Stop in Cana, a village near Nazareth, where Jesus performed His very first miracle by turning water into wine at the wedding feast (John 2:1-11).
  • Optional -Renewing the Vows ceremony at the Wedding church in Cana
  • (Time permitting) Continue to “Olea Essence” Olive Oil Press in Ein Gev. The Olive Oil Press produces are considered one of the world’s best extra virgin olive oils. They also produce 100% Natural Skin Care Products, all based on this olive oil…
  • Dinner & Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberius

DAY 6: SUNDAY, MARCH 1: JORDAN RIVER – THE CITY OF JERUSALEM

  • Breakfast at the hotel, Check-out
  • Continue through the Jordan Valley to the ancient city of Beit She’an where the Philistines hung Saul and his sons after their defeat at the battle on Mount Gilboa. (1 Samuel 31). During the time of Jesus, this area became known as Scythopolis, one of the ten cities of the Roman Decapolis (Mark 5:20, 7:31)
  • Drive South to Gideon’s Spring, where Gideon the Judge chose his 300 warriors to battle the Midianites based on how they drank water (Judges 7:1-8)
  • Ascend to Jerusalem – Enjoy a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the crest of Mt. of Olives (Matthew 24:3).
  • Walk along Hosanna Road, ‘Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord (Luke 19:41-44). Stop at Dominus Flevit (Luke 19:37-42) marking the spot where Jesus wept over the impending destruction of Jerusalem.
  • Visit at the Garden of Gethsemane, also go into the Church of All Nations standing on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26:36-57).
  • Check-in to your Jerusalem hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

DAY 7: MONDAY, MARCH 2: JERUSALEM OLD CITY

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the City of David the birthplace of Jerusalem, the place where King David established his kingdom, and where the history of the People of Israel was written. (2 Samuel 5:9-10). It was here in the Pool of Siloam where Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind (John 9:1-7).
  • Walk in the Old City to the Western Wall “Wailing Wall”, the most religious site in the world for the Jewish people. it is the western support wall of the Temple Mount. Prayers are either spoken or written down and placed in the cracks of the wall.
  • Western Wall is impressive, but its greatness is truly discovered when you descend underground to the Western Wall Tunnels. The tunnels run along approximately 1600 feet of the Western Wall, giving visitors a taste for the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during this biggest of all his immense building projects—the expansion of the Temple Mount.
  • Lunch at the 4-generation famous Basti Restaurant in the Old City
  • After lunch Visit the Pool of Bethesda – site of the miraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus (John 5:2-9), and the Crusader Church of St. Anne, where groups love to sing hymns
  • From here begins the Via Dolorosa – the Way of the Cross, (John 19:13) here Jesus was tried before Pilate (Mark 15:6).
  • Continue through the Christian quarter and Enjoy Free time at the Old City Market
  • Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

DAY 8: TUESDAY, MARCH 3: JERUSALEM OLD CITY, OVERLOOK BETHLEHEM

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to the Dead Sea region
  • Visit Qumran, administrative center of an ascetic Jewish community that flourished between the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD. Many scholars associate John the Baptist with this community and Jesus may have even spent time here. The community members were mostly scribes responsible for the copying and preservation of the Dead Sea Scrolls,
  • Masada is a fortress constructed on top of a rock plateau built by Herod, roughly one hundred years later, a group of Jews took refuge at Masada, fleeing from the Romans. travel to the site’s summit via cable car and begin to experience a part of ancient history, Now, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Israel
  • One of the most unique experiences the Dead Sea has to offer floating in the Dead Sea! It’s a must do on your list! Just lay back, relax and enjoy
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Beach Restaurant
  • Stop for overview at En Gedi, where David hid in a cave when running from Saul (1 Samuel 23) and may have composed several of his Psalms.
  • (Time permitting) Camel ride in Israel offer a unique way to explore the landscape of the Judea Desert.
  • Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

DAY 9: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4: JERUSALEM, OLD CITY

  • Breakfast at the hotel,
  • Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu meaning “cock’s-crow” commemorating Peter’s triple rejection of Jesus “… before the cock crows twice.” (Mark 14:30)
  • Also, on Mt. Zion, is the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20)
  • Enter the old city through the Zion gate, walk the spectacular main street of the Roman City the Cardo
  • Stop for Lunch at Bulghourji the authentic Armenian restaurant in the Armenian Quarter
  • Continue to Garden Tomb & Golgotha, the garden and tomb where Jesus was buried and then rose from the dead (Matthew 28:8-10). We will have time for our communion.
  • Drive to the panoramic observation from Ramot Rachel overlooking Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity (Luke 2: 1‐7)., the Shepherd’s Field, referenced in (Luke 2:8‐20), where the angel appeared to announce the birth of Jesus.
  • (Time permitting) Drive to the new American embassy in Jerusalem, over 22 years after the United States Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act calling to move the US mission from Tel Aviv, America on Monday will turn its Jerusalem consulate into its official embassy, fulfilling a campaign promise made by US President Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 election
  • Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama Jerusalem

DAY 10: THURSDAY, MARCH 5: JERUSALEM NEW CITY, FAREWELL DINNER

  • Breakfast at the hotel, Check-out
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, spend time at the Museum with its Hall of Names, the Children’s Memorial and Walk along the Street of the Righteous where Oscar Schindler and many others are memorialized.
  • Continue to the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. Visit the model of Second Temple Jerusalem to view Jerusalem as it looked during the time of Jesus.
  • One of Jerusalem’s prime hangout spots for locals and tourists alike, Ben Yehuda Street is a pedestrian mall extending between King George Street and Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem. many gift shops and stop for falafel or ice cream in one of the small eateries lining the street. (Free time, Lunch on your own)
  • Continue to the Ella valley, historically known as the battle field site between David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17 1-4, 50), the valley is a beautiful countryside region also named as ‘The Tuscany of Israel’,
  • Stop for a Farewell Dinner at the Village of Abu- Gush
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight back home.

DAY 11: FRIDAY, MARCH 6: ARRIVE BACK IN THE US

  • Arrive back in the US

Details & Cost

Worshipworks Israel Tour 2020 with Ps. Joe & Becky Cruse February 25 — March 6

10 Days—$3,996 p.p.—$250 holds your seat!

Trip Cost Details

The entire trip to/and from Newark, NJ to Tel Aviv and back to Newark for the 10 days is $3,996.00 per person due by November 1st, 2019. I don’t know if you’ve compared trip prices to Israel lately, but the trip we have planned is very economical compared to many other ten day tours we’ve looked at. This cost is based on double occupancy per hotel room. 

For our international friends who are planning on meeting us in Tel Aviv, the cost would be $2796.00 which is the land package per person/double occupancy. 

(If you are single and desire your own room, the single supplement fee is an additional $933 added to the tour price)

$3,996.00 includes all lodging, flights to/from Newark, NJ to Tel Aviv, all meals, all taxes, transfers, insurances, site offerings, as well as gratuities for hotels, bell service, bus drivers and tour guides. The land package includes all of this  except for the flights to/from Newark, NJ to Tel Aviv.

This amount DOES NOT INCLUDE your travel to get to/from Newark, NJ. There was no way for us to figure that cost in fairness to all travelers on this tour. Many will use their own airline points, while others want to upgrade their travel. Some will even drive in because they aren’t far from Newark NJ. IT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET TO AND FROM NEWARK, NJ. EVERYTHING ELSE IS COVERED IN THE TOTAL TRIP COST.

The outbound portion of the tour is as follows:

Tuesday Feb 25, 2020, we will depart Newark, NJ @ 8:50pm in the evening for an all-night flight directly to Tel Aviv arriving the next day, Feb 26 @ 2:10pm in the afternoon. Once we arrive, our IGT hosts will meet us at the airport to help us through customs and take us on a tour bus to our hotel in Tel Aviv for the evening dinner and stay. Time permitting, we have scheduled an evening trip to Old Jaffa for those who are interested. We strongly would encourage all of you to take the short trip and STAY AWAKE until we have dinner and then sleep in preparation for the beginning of the tour the next morning. (this will definitely help you with jet lag)

Our home bound portion of the trip is as follows:

Friday Mar 6, 2020, we will depart Tel Aviv @ 1:00am and will arrive back into Newark, NJ at 6:20am on the same day. Most all of you will leave us at that point headed on flights back to your city with souvenirs from the Holy Land but even more, you will have a deeper love and better understanding of Jesus’ heart for His people and HIs desire to see them blessed.

Worshipworks Ministries, Intl has sent the deposit required to El Al Airlines to secure seats for 40 travelers and the tour company, IGT, has held rooms for our tour as well.

So….here is what you need to know right now!

A $250 deposit is due when you submit your information. This guarantees your seat for the trip. Registration is now open to the public and seating is limited to 40 travelers. Deposits are refundable until June 1, 2019. We fully expect to reach capacity very quickly because of the interest shown. If you have friends or family members that might want to go, we encourage you to sign up quickly!

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In closing, we remind you of the scripture which says—

It is a Land that the Lord your God seeks out; the eyes of the Lord your God, are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.

DEUTERONOMY 11:12

Israel is special to God, it is special to us and we know, once you go, it will be special to you! We are praying for you and that God directs you and provides for you in every way. We would love to have you with us on this inaugural trip!

Blessings,
Joe and Becky Cruse


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A $250 deposit is due when you submit your information. This guarantees your seat for the trip. Registration is now open to the public and seating is limited to 40 travelers. Deposits are refundable until June 1, 2019. The remainder of your balance is due by November 1st, 2019.

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