From Pastor Mac:
Debbie and I are planning our next trip and would love to have you join us! We are planning the Journeys of Paul tour March 12-24, 2020 with an add on to Rome through March 26. This is one of our favorite trips that includes a 5 day cruise through the Greek Islands where we will stop at Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini. The land package includes 3 nights in Athens and 2 nights in Thessaloniki. In addition, we will also visit Corinth, Philippi and Berea.
Trip Dates: March 12-24, 2020 (add to March 26 for Rome)
The trip cost includes all tips, medical insurance, and breakfast and dinner on the land portion. The cost of the trip is $3,350 (includes 5 day cruise). In addition, airfare is estimated at $1,550. The add on to Rome including air is $950.
A few of the Biblical sites we will visit:
*Athens - Paul brought the gospel to the marketplace of Athens. See the Acropolis, ruins of the Parthenon, climb Mars Hill where Paul preached
*Thessaloniki - Where Paul preached the Gospel, taught in the Jewish synagogue, founded the church; location of Roman market, theatre, bath
*Philippi - location of Paul's first sermon to Europe sowing seeds of Christianity; home town of Lydia, first convert to Christianity; where Paul and Silas were jailed; place where Brutus and Cassius were defeated.
*Ephesus - Perhaps the best ruins in the ancient world! Paul preached in Ephesus, founded the church there, and was tried in the amphitheater here.
*Isle of Patmos - where John had the revelation of the risen Christ and wrote the book of Revelation.
*Rhodes - port where Paul docked on his way back to Jerusalem. Home of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
*Crete - Paul stopped briefly in Crete when he was taken as a prisoner to Rome. It was from Crete that Paul's shipwreck journey occurred.
*Corinth - home of the temple of Aphrodite; Paul spent 18 months here preaching. We have two epistles to this church.
We will be cruising with Celestial Cruise line with all outside cabins. All expenses, including port taxes, tips, meals, excursions, and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are included. We will have our own personal bus and tour guide for the excursions.
Click HERE for the full itinerary and a few additional tour details.
Click HERE to download the Registration Forms
If you have questions, you can contact Bruce Peterson with Purpose Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-672-5166.