A letter from RockPointe Church’s Lead Teaching Pastor, Destin Garner:
I’m thrilled you are considering joining RockPointe Church’s “In His Steps” Israel Tour, June 3-13, 2023. There is no other place on earth like the Holy Land. After this trip, you will never read the Bible the same again. This profound, life-changing experience will bring color, clarity, and confidence to the scriptures. To walk where Jesus walked and relive the events of God's Word will enliven and strengthen your faith.
On this trip, I’ll be providing devotional content at sites to enrich your experience, stir your soul and draw you into a deeper relationship with God. In addition, we’ll have a RockPointe Worship Pastor leading us in songs at these spiritually significant sites. Can you imagine singing “Oceans” in a fishing boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee?
To handle trip logistics and historical content, I reached out to best. I am pleased to tell you RockPointe is partnering with Mike Fanning and his company, MBF Enterprises. Mike lived in Israel for several years while studying biblical archaeology, then earned a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Baylor University. He has led over 150 tours to Israel and takes numerous groups to the Holy Land every year. Mike knows the culture and the sites and will take us to the most significant and memorable places in Israel.
The itinerary below gives you information you'll need in considering the trip. You'll find our day-to-day schedule, pricing package, and answers to your other questions. Mike or I would love to answer any questions or discuss the details of the trip with you by phone or email. This trip is for anyone 17+, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
I’ve been to Israel twice, and each time I return home God continually places a passion in my heart to bring back to the Holy Land as many people as I can. I hope you will be one of those, because I know how powerful, impactful, and transformational this will be for you and your faith. I pray you can join me on this trip.
Day One: Saturday June 3, 2023
Day Two: Sunday June 4, 2023
Arrive Tel Aviv-Jerusalem
Day Three: Monday June 5, 2023
The Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Day Four: Tuesday June 6, 2023
Old City of Jerusalem, New City of Jerusalem and Garden Tomb
Day Five: Wednesday June 7, 2023
Masada and the Dead Sea Region
Day Six: Thursday June 8, 2023
Free Day in Jerusalem
Day Seven: Friday June 9, 2023
From Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee
Day Eight: Saturday June 10, 2023
The Sea of Galilee Region
Day Nine: Sunday June 11, 2023
From Sea of Galilee to Tel Aviv
Day Ten: Monday June 12, 2023
Tel Aviv-Emmaus-Elah Valley-Joppa-Depart
Day Eleven: Tuesday June 13, 2023
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
Not included in tour price:
Registration and deposits: An initial deposit of $300 per person is required to secure definite reservations. We regret that no space may be reserved without a deposit.
Final payment: Balance of payment is due on March 3, 2023.
Cancellations and refunds: If the trip is canceled 120 days or more prior to departure, there is no penalty and a full refund will be issued. If the trip is canceled between 119-90 days prior to departure, there will be a $100 per person cancellation charge. If the trip is canceled between 90-61 days prior to departure, there will be an additional $200 per person cancellation charge. If a trip is canceled within 60 days of departure, there will be no refund. The cancellation penalties may be less if there is a person on a waiting list or if the trip can be sold to another individual. Cancellations must be made in writing; verbal cancellations, whether in person or by phone, are not valid. A special optional trip cancellation insurance policy is available.
Travel and Health Documents: A valid passport is required for all tours. No special inoculations are required unless specifically noted.
Tour price: The price of the tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers. Should the final membership fall below this number, MBF Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to increase the tour price.
Responsibility:This tour is planned and operated by MBF Enterprises, Inc. by contracting for services from other suppliers. MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or its agents, acting as agents for the tour members, shall be responsible to tour members for supplying services and accommodations as set forth in this brochure, except to the extent such services and accommodations cannot be supplied due to force of nature, delays, or other causes beyond the control of MBF Enterprises, Inc. If the service and accommodations set forth in this brochure cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of MBF Enterprises, Inc., best efforts will be made to supply comparable services and accommodations. If such services and accommodation cannot be provided due to the above reasons, or if the services are not used due to voluntary omission by the tour member, refunds will not be granted.
By becoming a member of the tour, a participant waives any claim against MBF Enterprises, Inc. for any damages to or loss of property, or any injury to or death of persons due to any act of negligence of any hotels or any other persons rendering any of the services and accommodations included in the ground portion of the itinerary. MBF Enterprises, Inc. shall not be responsible for any delays, substitutions of equipment, or any act or omission whatsoever by any air or surface carrier, its agents, servants and employees; and a participant, by becoming a member of the tour, waives any claim arising there from. MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or its agents is not responsible for loss or damage to participants baggage (baggage insurance highly recommended). The liability of the Airlines for the loss or damage to the baggage of the participant shall be limited in accordance with the carrier's liability insurance coverage, unless a higher value has been declared with respect hereto and additional payment made to the airline.
MBF Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any participant as a member of this tour at any time. If a participant is removed from the tour, a proportionate refund will be made. MBF Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure and if the tour is canceled, MBF Enterprises, Inc. shall have no responsibility beyond the refund of monies paid by the participant to MBF Enterprises, Inc. NOTE: If, because of war, or an act of God, or any reasonably unavoidable catastrophic circumstances, MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or the tour hosts are forced to cancel the tour after funds are advanced to the airlines, ground service agents or other such vendors, MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or the tour hosts are only obligated to return moneys advanced by the passengers in this tour which MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or the tour hosts are successful in recovering from those vendors.
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Photographs courtesy of Jeff Byrd.