I received a note yesterday that tourism from the United States to Israel is growing—and not just by a little bit. Compared to 2015 and 2016, tourism to Israel is up 20% from January to June. So far this year, 400,000 Americans have travelled to Israel—90,000 in the month of June alone.
What is it that continues to draw people to discover this place?
Maybe you should find out for yourself. Travel with LeaderWorks to the Holy Land in January 2018, either as part of our Pastor Tour or on our Israel for Everyone Tour. Both trips are led by the Rev. David Roseberry and his wife, Fran Roseberry. Book your trip sooner rather than later; this increase in visitors means hotels and tours are filling up quickly!
We live during a time when truth shifts with the turn of a phrase, when reality is filtered through social media feeds. We have become unmoored. Is it really any wonder that more and more Americans find themselves desiring to see this ancient city, to walk these ancient roads?
Come stand on the mountain where Elijah watched fire from heaven defeat the prophets of Baal. Cup the waters of the River Jordan in your hands. Walk the Palm Sunday Road. Receive Eucharist by the Garden of Gethsemane. How would these experiences transform your leadership in ministry? How would they transform you?
Join this movement of people who want to see, hear, touch, smell, and taste it for themselves.
Kolby Kerr serves as a bi-vocational minister at Restoration Anglican Church and high school English teacher in Richardson, Texas. He has contributed to Anglican Compass and several literary and educational publications. Kolby and his wife, Emily, have two sons, Beckett and Samuel, who generally keep him busy the rest of the time.