“It’s here!!! The Israel Experience: T-minus 3 days. If we had a bucket list, about 95% of it would be completed in this 11 day whirlwind tour. For those of you who don’t know what we’re doing there, we’ll be the musical backdrop for 120 North Americans touring through The Holy Land, guided by Back to the Bible Canada and Laugh Again. John Neufeld, Phil Callaway, and Ben&Deb Lowell (and don’t forget “The Wiebes”) will be hosting. Some of the sites/locations we’ll visit: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, Sea of Galilee (on which we’ll be performing on a sail boat), Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi (where Jesus asked Peter “who do you say I am”), Nazareth, the Jordan River, Qumran, Masada, the Dead Sea (along with the Dead Sea Scrolls site), Ein Gedi, Jericho, Jerusalem, the City of David, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Yad Vashem (Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education centre), Bethlehem, Pool of Bethesda, Church of Holy Sepulchre, the Upper Room, Mount Zion, the Garden Tomb, the Israel Museum, and the Western Wall Tunnels. We have dreamed of this trip since our childhood. Never knowing exactly how it would happen, or exactly what it would look like. The dream has melted into reality. Though I’ve seen it in my mind’s eye a thousand times as I have read the timeless stories, we will see it in our own flesh! Yes, it’s just a place, and it pails in comparison to what our spiritual eyes will see after time is done, but it’s the birthplace of our best friend – our True King. It’s the land of His chosen people. It’s the place He will return to one day… because He said He would.  Yeah, I guess you could say we’re pretty excited !”