Welcome to this site about my trip to Israael. I intend for this to be a place where I can record the things I learn while in Israel along with my own thoughts and comments and plenty of pictures. I want others to be able to benefit from my experience. Before the trip began I created posts on this website for each of the places we would visit and provided a description, map, and picture. I will be providing more information as the trip progresses. After I visit each site I will add my own comments as well as pictures.
I first considered going on this trip in June of 2012 when my wife pointed me to this brochure describing the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Winterim course (Yes, this is a class taken for credit toward an advanced degree!):
13-Day Lands of Jesus and Moses featuring Israel & Jordan – Tour Brochure [PDF]
We looked at all the places listed on the brochure and came up with this map as an overview of the places I will visit:
I pray that this is a learning experience for you as well as for me.
Pastor Kevin L. Draper