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The Sheph​erd's Academy

Join us for a trip to the Holy Land

10 Day Inspirational Journey to the Land of Israel

                Complete Land Package with 5 star hotels from $2,150/person double

Mark your calendar and join us for the Israel Roots of our Faith Tour March 6-15, 2021

We will:

• Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.

• Stand on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and reflect on the Lord's ascension into heaven.

• Take time for reflection at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, float in the Dead Sea, and be baptized in the Jordan River.

• Walk through the historic Christian & Jewish quarters of the Old City. Take a break and shop at the bazaars.

• Visit Mt. Zion, where the Tomb of King David and the Upper Room of the Last Supper are located and so much more…

Register online or obtain additional information at http://www.americaisraeltours.com/christian-tours-israel/roots-of-your-faith/#itinerary

Join our Facebook group in order to stay abreast of trip plans and progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IsraelTour2021/

May 20, 2020 $250 deposit due 

Wire transfers may be made via Zelle® by sending payments to Dr. Penn at (678) 557-8684 or you may send payments directly to America Israel Tours.

• Tentative travel dates: March 6 – 15, 2021 (10 days/7 nights)

• $2,150 per person dual occupancy room covers the licensed professional tour, lodging, tour guide, transfers, hotels, breakfast & dinner, attraction/site fees and lifetime memories!

• $3,185 per person private room

• Other tour costs include: $600-1,800 for the airline ticket-purchase on your own

• Gratuities: $75 (per person)

• One day early arrival includes: airport transfer, dinner/breakfast and hotel night stay: $220 (pp based on dual occupancy)

• 3% DISCOUNT FOR CHECK PAYMENTS.

• $250 per person deposit required to secure tour. Final payment due 60 days prior to travel.

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See the Holy Land in 3D

April 20, 2020

Your faith will grow as you walk in the steps of Jesus and other fathers of our faith.  For Christians everywhere, this Lent and Easter season in the time of the COVID 19 pandemic has been one like none other, a challenging time of not being able to enjoy liturgical and community traditions, gatherings, and of course, Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday services. Getting used to watching services at home, live-streamed through the web, finding ways to have confession and communion, and accepting that this time of community, the start of the change in seasons, and so many unfortunate adaptations to what joyful practices that are associated with Easter has been a challenge for all. It was such a joy to share holy communion with believers at the garden tomb in 2018. I look forward to visiting again with you. Lord willing we can get Minister/Coach Penn to join us and he will administer Holy Communion. The Holy Communion, known also as the Lord’s Supper, represents the greatest expression of God’s love for His people. We do it in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice and soon return. Two items are used in the Holy Communion—the bread which represents Jesus’ body that was scourged and broken before and during His crucifixion, and the cup which represents His shed blood. The Messianic Jewish tour guide asked me to officiate the sacrament and I was so humbled.  Thankfully my adorable sister, video records everything.  To God be the glory. "Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

Get Baptized in the Jordan River

April 22, 2020

It was through the Jordan River that Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land. Jesus chose this spot to be baptized so that through his immersion and emergence from the Jordan River all humanity could be led to heaven. Many theologians believe that  Jesus chose to be baptized in the Jordan by John, not for himself but for us. On my last trip to Israel I had the opportunity to stop and see Yardenit, a baptismal site at the tip of the Sea of Galilee, and the mouth of the Jordan river.

Every year Yardenit offers over half a million tourists and pilgrims the opportunity to be baptized in the same waters that John the Baptist baptized Jesus in. Almost everything of spiritual significance that happens to you after your salvation happens in connection with your family – the extended family of God. And that includes baptism. Baptism is an ordinance of the Church of Jesus Christ. John baptized people. People didn’t get baptized on their own. In the early Church, following the Lord in the waters of baptism was the official, public pronouncement that a person was a believer in Christ and was part of the Christian movement. If you desire to take the next step in your journey with God and follow the footsteps of Jesus, you can get baptized in the same part of the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized located in the Wilderness of John the Baptist! There is a $10 fee for the baptismal gown that supports the operation of the site.

While many pilgrims flock to the Baptism Site, a rustic nature still exists that allows those who visit to enjoy the serene wilderness that Jesus experienced when He was baptized. 

Right before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave His disciples their marching orders (and all believers). These were His final words to them – the things He really wanted them to remember until His return. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). Because baptism is a symbol of God’s grace and because it is a way to publicly pledge our allegiance to Him, Jesus commands it for His disciples. If you are ready to follow Jesus’ command, consider being baptized at Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan.

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