Service Immersion Trips...
Going abroad on a service immersion trip can create more memories than a vacation. This unique opportunity allows you to experience a new country and culture, and work alongside people who live a markedly different life than Americans. You may be motivated to go on a service trip to help others and end up surprised at how it helps you. We are looking for participants who have either proven their commitment to service through past experience or who are able to clearly express their commitment to service.
Interested in joining us? Just complete this 3-step process:
1: Complete and submit the online application below
2: Interview (You will be contacted)
3: Make Your Deposit (minimum $250)
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Holy Land (October 6-15, 2023)
ABOUT THE TRIP:
Walk amongst the living stones of the Holy Land. Immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of this spiritual place. See geographic landscapes come to life. Participants will spend time exploring important historical, religious, and cultural sites.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Take a personal journey of faith as we explore and visit authentic historical sites, through our partnership with East Jerusalem YMCA. Discover their cultural, historical, and spiritual significance. Service opportunities include picking olives, learning about the YMCA vocational training center, visiting a refugee camp, and praying for their work and rehabilitation programs.
Visit and explore the cities of Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Capernaum, Hebron, Jericho, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Tiberias. We will be touring the Nativity Church, Al-Ebrahimi Mosque, the Mount of Temptation, Via Dolorosa, the Holy Sepulcher, the Dead Sea, the Church of Annunciation, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee, and more!
Build new friendships with fellow participants, the YMCA and communities in the Holy Land.
HOUSING, MEALS, TRANSPORTATION
Participants will stay in dormitory-style bedrooms at the YMCA and in a hotel in Tiberias. Most meals are provided on-site and, along with airfare and all transportation, are included in the program fee. Internet access is also available. The YMCA is within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, ATMs, and public transportation.
HOW TO APPLY:
Anyone who wishes to participate in the service trip must complete the online application form, available on the website, no later than July 31, (Holy Land trip). Space is limited so register early.
To participate, you must be 18 or older, or have a parent/guardian participating. No knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic is required.
Deposit of $1,700 due NO LATER than July 31, 2023.
Interested but concerned about cost? We have scholarships available for students! Click here.
Need More Information? Questions?
Questions? Please contact Director of Christian Emphasis Dr. Tim Hallman: email@example.com or 260.755.4964