Rex and Kathi Moody and Wink and Cris Thompson would like to invite you to join them on an unforgettable trip to Israel. 

Visit the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and so much more. We anticipate a great time as we explore the historical places and roots of our Judaic and Christian heritage. Dr. Wink Thompson, Rex’s first professor in Israel 20 years ago, will be our primary guide. You can count on Rex to provide the color commentary along the way! With geography, history, archaeology and culture as our resources, the land and people of ancient and modern Israel will become more meaningful, and even provide life applications for us who live a world far, far removed from Old Testament and New Testament Israel.  

Think of this as the most valuable course you will ever take (with no tests!). Plan to sit on steps belonging to the ancient Temple Mount (hint: Jesus walked on these same steps), float on the Dead Sea, walk down from the Mount of Beatitudes to the Sea of Galilee, explore Masada (snake trail anyone?), experience the sights, sounds and fragrances of Jerusalem’s Old City market places, walk down from the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane as you gaze across to the walled city of Jerusalem. Experience your faith in 3D. You will never read scripture the same again. 

Rex and Wink have chosen to provide this joint travel opportunity as an unofficial finale to both of their teaching ministries in Israel. As a layman, Rex has been involved in the teaching of Scripture for over 20 years and has led five previous groups to Israel. Wink has a long history of instructing study-groups while living in Israel and today serves as the administrator of all Emmaus Educational Services' trips to Bible Lands. Their experience, friendship and understanding of the Scripture and the land of Israel will enhance our trip that much more.

Some of you have said, “Hey, when are you going back to Israel?” Now is your chance to join us. We are planning on about 40 participants for this trip. Half will be friends of Rex and Kathi (CA, WA) and half will be friends of Wink and Cris (NC). We already have half of the 40 participants we expect for this trip so do not delay submitting your application if you have a desire to go.

We all look forward to a wonderful and exciting time in Israel. It will be great to have you along.


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  • "I enjoyed the program tremendously!!! I cannot think of any ways to improve it at this point. I think Steve did an outstanding job in many respects. He was extremely knowledgeable, but what I enjoyed even more than that was the faith that shown through in all his presentations. Dr. Notley was very hospitable in seeking to satisfy all, and adaptable to the varying needs of our group. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone having a bit of curiosity. I'm sure I will be reaping benefits from this indefinitely as I now have a much greater background for my daily walk. I'm sure each time I read the Bible my ability to place myself in the setting to understand will be much improved. I wish the two of you extreme success with your programs...and I hope to be venturing with you again in a couple of years!"
    P.N., Israel Trip