As the Fellowship-hosted tour of Israel continues, we are excited to share what the members of the Global United Fellowship (GUF) thought about their second day in the Holy Land – as well as the people and places they visited.
A staff member in Israel reports:
On the second day of the GUF delegation tour of Israel, hosted by The Fellowship, the members were eager to experience a full day of learning about additional Fellowship projects and touring sites of historical significance in the Galilee.
First, they visited a bomb shelter in a poor neighborhood in the city of Tiberias that had been renovated by The Fellowship in 2006 following the Second Lebanon War.
A Fellowship representative then told them more about the many bomb shelters The Fellowship has built all throughout Israel in light of Operation Protective Edge.
The tour then traveled to Kibbutz Ginosar where they saw the "Jesus" boat, which is an ancient boat discovered near the Sea of Galilee and is dated to the 1st century AD.
They also took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. On the boat, the group participated in a prayer service with singing and dancing.
Next, they visited Capernaum, an ancient fishing village that is said to be the home of Saint Peter.
The group then stopped at the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Jordan River for more preaching and singing.
In preparation for their visit to the Rose of Jericho Central Border Police Base, the delegation learned about The Fellowship's extensive work with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) including our Adopt a Battalion program. We also provide financial assistance for new recruits and their families and send holiday cards for needy and lone soldiers.
Once at the base, they were greeted by the Company Commander who explained the mission of the soldiers and the significance of the work performed.
Members of the company then gave a demonstration of how they respond to intelligence information regarding a car containing terrorists entering the sector.
GUF members said they were amazed that The Fellowship provided access to a base that they knew not very many tour groups get to see and experience.
Only two days into the tour, and the members are most excited to see the many projects of The Fellowship! While they enjoy touring the holy and biblical places in Israel, they feel blessed to personally experience the work of The Fellowship and the many lives changed because of our ministry.