This is an opportunity to get to know and minister to local Israelis and travelling hikers and to share the Gospel.

Hike from Nazareth to Capernaum, walking the physical and spiritual steps of Jesus. As you walk this path, you will get to know the people of Israel in small villages, and step into their lives. Proclaim the Good News off the beaten path of tourism and Holy Sites.

 Dates Thursday, 31 October – Thursday, 07 November 2019
 Apply by Friday, 23 August 2019
 Cost £665
 Ages 18+ Unless coming as part of a group or family - see notes below
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Ministry Details

The goals of this ministry are to enhance and grow the participant’s spiritual walk with God, minister to travellers on the trail and in hostels, learn about local Israeli people and share the Good News of the Gospel with them in the small villages. These outreaches may be defined with different activities, but some things that we may do include: servant evangelism (litter picking), conversations with people, open-air worship, and giving away New Testaments. The participants will be asked to talk to Israeli people, and ask them about their lives here in Israel. The villages in which we minister will be both Jewish and Arab.

The hiking is 5 days 4 nights. The first day is arrival and rest. The second day is orientation and preparation. From the 3rd-7th day you will be hiking and the last day is for departure. 

Participant Profile

Participants should come with a desire to know the people of Israel from all walks of life, and have a hope to see the Gospel shared among them. Physically, participants should be in good physical health and be able to withstand the heat on a hiking trail. Although experience in a multi-day hike is not required, participants should have experience with the outdoors, camping, and hiking. Participants should be comfortable sleeping in a tent, missing showers, and being in nature and around animals.

Accommodation

Hostels in Nazareth and along the trail, as well as some nights camping outdoors

Food

Food is included in the cost. Breakfast and lunch meals will be simple and be based on diets from markets along the trail – bread, fruit, vegetables, honey, nuts. Evening meals will take place in the villages as participants eat out in the small towns – shawarma, falafel, pizza, etc.

Travel

Participants will fly in to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv and take a train to Haifa, then a bus to Nazareth.

Please do not book any flights or travel unless you have received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.

Health

Participants should be in good physical health, have knowledge of how their body withstands physical strain (pre-existing injuries, weak ankles, etc.) and be able to work around any of those issues. Participants need to be able to carry 35-45 lbs/15-20kg on their backs while hiking an average of 15 miles per day, often in direct sunlight.

Visa:

Usually, British citizens are granted a three-month tourist visa upon arrival to the country. For more details please look up this page: mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Pages/Visas.aspx

Notes 

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Under 18s are welcome to apply but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form. Please contact the OM team before applying if you have young children. 13-17 year olds can apply using the shortened teens form below.

Price excludes flights and travel to and from outreach, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 

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