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Join us as we listen, learn, and live into the Spirit’s call:

to experience and accompany the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land in its life and ministry
to enhance and broaden our understanding of our Israeli and Palestinian brothers and sisters in Christ in their journey and struggle...
to partner in the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls initiative and response toward peace in the region...
to recognize our personal and national roles in the regional situations...
to visit many profound historical sites of Jesus’ life and ministry as we invite Him into our hearts and this peace-seeking process...
to be open and humble so as to allow the Spirit to move us in ways we may not even comprehend this day...
Travel Logistics/Parameters:

Dates:  March 27, Easter Sunday evening (likely late evening flight from Minneapolis or mid-late afternoon flight from Omaha)—April 10, 2016, (tbd).
Cost:    approximately $ 3,500-$3,700  per person
Age:     any adult in good health standing who is open and flexible within group travel dynamics
Itinerary inclusions (non-exclusive and subject to change)  Augusta Victoria Hospital,  Breaking the Silence, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, Tent of Nations, Jewish settlement, mosque, Deheishe Refugee Camp, Rabbis for Human Rights, Hebron, Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Christmas Lutheran Church, the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, etc.  See proposed itinerary on our website,
Other points/expectations:  opportunities to reside with local Lutheran families, hostels, churches, etc., will be sought where possible, as will opportunity to walk along side these brothers and sisters in their daily lives.  Pre-trip orientation meetings are expected of participants.  These meetings will work on travel logistics and, more importantly, preparation and discussion of the historical and current Holy Land realities so as to be reasonably informed prior to travel.
Application forms and Behavioral Covenants can be found on the synod website:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Nov. 1, 2015, with official notification by Nov. 15, 2015 

Let us boldly and prayerfully take this opportunity to more deeply Listen, Learn, and Live out the Spirit’s call to acknowledge and participate in the reality of these, our beloved ones in Christ~