Let the hearts of those rejoice who seeks the Lord…Remember His marvelous works… He remembers His covenant forever… Ps 105:1-11
Last year we rejoiced over Israel, calling forth her song once again.
This year we Remember & Celebrate as we walk the land, reinforcing in this strategic hour God’s identity for the Jewish people.
Aglow times in Israel have always more than a tourist visit. We build on the momentum created each year since the 1st Aglow journey in 2000…
Our assignment to stand with the apple of His eye in 2013 will see a gathering of passionate Aglow warriors who will intentionally remember & celebrate the goodness, faithfulness, and majesty of God who fulfilled His promises to return the Jewish people to their historic homeland after 2000 years of Diaspora and re-establish a Jewish nation after 3,000 years without sovereignty.
… that moment 65 years ago when a 3,000 old dream became prophesy fulfilled as David Ben Gurion proclaimed, “…the establishment of the Jewish State In Palestine, to be called Medinath Yisrael (The State of Israel). We will actually visit Independence Hall in Tel Aviv and hear the voice of Ben Gurion. (Amos 9:14-15)
…Tel Aviv (the mound of rebirth in Hebrew), the first Jewish city to be established in the modern era.
…Mount Moriah, the home of the first Jewish Temple, planned by King David and built by King Solomon and now the Old City of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, and the Mount of Olives. (II Sam 7:12; 24:24)
… Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River and you can be baptized or rededicated in that same river. (Matt 3:13)
…Capernaum, where Jesus began his ministry. See the ruins of Peter’s home where Jesus healed his mother and ancient symbols of early Christians on the stones. (Luke 4:31)
… that although 6 Arab nations attacked the new Jewish state in 1948, the Lord sustained the vastly outnumbered men and women called to defend the new state. We will visit the Palmach Museum. The Palmach Brigade of the Haganah, formed in 1941 to defend the Jews living in Palestine, became the first trained fighting force of the fledging Israel Defense Force (IDF) at independence.
… the development of the only democracy in the Middle East as we visit the Israeli Museum Yitzhak Rabin Center.
… that we will visit the ancient seaport of Jaffa (Yaffo) where Peter received the vision that opened the door for the Gentiles to receive salvation and the Holy Spirit through the Jewish Messiah. (Acts 10)
… the Sea of Galilee where Jesus called His first disciples, walked on the water and calmed the storm. Take a boat ride. Eat Saint Peter’s fish for lunch. (Matt 4, Mark 1:17)
… the Dead Sea, the eastern boundary of Israel and the lowest place on earth at roughly 1,300 feet below sea level. Float because you cannot sink while you give yourself a black mud facial. (Numbers 34:1-3)
Aglow in Israel
Give in to your passion — join us!!
2012 Aglow in Israel Solidarity Journey Testimonies
Jane Hansen Hoyt
President/CEO Aglow International
Excerpt from her blog A Room With a View
194 Aglow men and women from 18 nations joined us on our 12th trip into the Holy Land. This year we had a bus filled with French speaking people from several nations, a group from China and a group from Japan. 145 of those who travelled with us were first timers to Israel. Among those first timers was a group of 15 young people that represented the Generations Group! Can you picture us all together that first morning, on two boats tied together out on the Sea of Galilee? We were singing and dancing….or to put it in the language of the youth….we were rocking out, praising Jesus! A couple of our tour guides said to us, We wait for Aglow to arrive each year. No other group is as lively and fun!
Lighthouse VP of Administration in SC. Mother of 5, 30 years old.
Going to Israel has been one of the best things I've ever done in my life! The location was awesome to see. It was neat bumping into the people of the land. Tasting the different local fare was great for the taste buds. The sights, the experiences...Israel is not just a word anymore--It is so much more to me! But the best thing about the whole trip? Before I went to Israel, I was foggy, weary--I was worn out. I felt beat down and greatly discouraged. As I travelled through the land of Israel and throughout Jerusalem praying, singing, worshipping the Lord with Aglow International, new things transpired--a refreshing, a breath of life. I came back from Israel greatly encouraged by the Lord and strengthened in the Spirit! I feel a new vigor, a new burst of endurance to be a finisher.
Generations Group in VA, 23 years old
God really opened my eyes to the reality of His holy city on earth, and confirmed so many of my questions about events in the Old Testament. He gave me a greater appreciation for His Sabbath day. Jesus is the Sabbath, but it's still important to spend that special day in devotion to the Lord.
Generations from VA, 24 years old
A young adult should go to Israel because they will get a chance to experience the bible in a way you could only imagine. The stories of the bible will become real and tangible. They become more than just a nice story they become a reality, and the power of that story is life changing!