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Global United Fellowship Visits Yad Vashem, Old City

GUF members at Pantry Packers in Israel. (Photo: IFCJ)

As the Global United Fellowship (GUF) tour of Israel continues – hosted by The Fellowship – the group members continue to visit very special and biblical sites in the Holy Land, as well as Fellowship projects.

On the third day of their tour, they visited places that are significant to many Christians, including the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane (where some believe Jesus prayed during the night before his crucifixion).

They also visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. Then they visited a Fellowship project that helps feed the hungry in Israel. This Fellowship-supported organization, called Pantry Packers, feeds thousands of Israelis every year. The group spent time packing rice that will be distributed to the needy elderly population of the Fellowship’s With Dignity and Fellowship program.

They also toured the Old City of Jerusalem and stopped at Mount Zion, which is the highest point in ancient Jerusalem, and also referred to as the City of David.

They finished the day by praying at the Western Wall, along with thousands of Jews receiving the Sabbath.

On the fourth day of the tour, the group visited the Dead Sea Region, which is the lowest place on earth at 1,391 feet below sea level. They stopped at the Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls – the oldest biblical books ever found – were discovered. Then, they toured Masada, which is where you can see ruins of King Herod’s mountaintop fortress.

They ended the day at the Dead Sea where they had the opportunity to float in one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.

All the while, the group feels so thankful to The Fellowship for letting them experience the Holy Land, which continues to be a life-changing and special experience.

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