2018 Holy Land Trip

August 08, 2017

Join Bishop Harvey and the Louisiana Conference on this exciting Holy Land Journey tour January 22-29, 2018.

The trip varies in cost, ranging between $2,698 - $2,946, depending on your airport of origination. 

Details on the trip can be found here

A downloadable brochure can be found here

The Louisiana Annual Conference partners with EO, Educational Opportunities for these excursions. 

Since 1974, Educational Opportunities has been dedicated to providing quality Christian travel programs at an affordable price. Over the years, more than 400,000 Christians have traveled on the various faith-based tours.

From its inception, EO incorporated elements of Christian learning whenever possible. Lectures, study books, and specialized guiding are the pioneering hallmarks of EO's development. Today, many companies have copied the EO educational approach to faith-based travel, but their biblical tours remain some of the highest quality Christian travel programs available.

I invite you to join me on this 8 Day Holy Land Journey program that will expand our knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land. A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus, Paul, Samuel & David will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to the Holy Land as the “Fifth Gospel”. Please consider this as my personal invitation to be a part of this adventure in faith and join me in experiencing a once in a lifetime journey as we see the Bible come to life!
Save the date and bring a friend!
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey

January 24 ‐ Kings of Israel

After arriving in Tel Aviv, and transferred to your hotel, your journey will begin in Bethlehelm and, from there, will trace the journey of Jesus Christ. The site seeing begins with a visit to Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, and visit the Church of the Nativity, where the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace resides in the world’s oldest functioning church (Matthew 1:18‐25).

Overnight in Bethlehem.

January 25 - The Wilderness Experience

Visit Kasr el Yehud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Stop in Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. Visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1,2,20) and see parts of the ancient city walls which have been uncovered. From Jericho you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4: 1‐11) and the Judean wilderness. Visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to discuss the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Stop briefly at the Shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral‐laden waters. Overnight in Bethlehem.

January 26 - Jesus' Ministry in the Galilee 

Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10‐17). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5‐7). Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. Overnight in Jerusalem.

January 27 - Jesus in Jerusalem

Visit Mt. Zion and stand in the Upper Room (John 13), near the traditional site of the Last Supper (Mark 14). Walk through some of the ancient rooms of Caiaphas the High Priest's house beneath the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Here Jesus was held overnight before His crucifixion (Luke 22). Visit the

Temple Mount, once the site of the Temple of Solomon. Take time to pray at the Western Wall. Sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught. 

January 28 - The Week that Shook the World

Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:9‐12).  Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) among olive trees in the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1‐31). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Your final destination allows time for reflection at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy dinner tonight before transferring to the airport for your return flight.