I am Dr. Wink Thompson of Emmaus Educational Services. I am the Israel administrator for your trip and I am pleased to be associated with Emmaus Road Ministries once again. I will be working closely with Jim and Annette Fergusson to coordinate all the Israel details of your trip. In order to effectively administer the trip, I will need your cooperation. There will be times when I will be in contact with you by email and phone requesting specific information. Please consider all my emails as high priority since much of the international management of your trip is time sensitive. I wish to thank you in advance for your timely cooperation when you receive one of my emails. 

NOTE #1: EMMAUS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ONLINE APPLICATION: All participants are required to complete the Emmaus Educational Services online application. See the tab at the top to this page for the Application. Your information is not shared outside of administrative circles. Please have your passport available when you complete the online application. 

NOTE #2: COST, DEPOSIT and PAYMENTS: Please contact Annette Fergusson at for all financial matters. Do not make any payments to Emmaus Educational Services. 

NOTE #3: EMAIL: Email will serve as the main form of communication between Emmaus Educational Services and participants. Please provide an active email address on the application.

NOTE #4: UPDATES: Please browse the various links periodically to stay up to date with any changes that may have been implemented. 

NOTE #5: UPLOAD YOUR PASSPORT: You are required to upload your passport's "picture"-page to this website. See the Passport and Visa tab at the top of this page for additional instructions.

Jim and Annette Fergusson, Emmaus Road Ministries,
Dr. Wink Thompson, Emmaus Educational Services, Administrator, 252-622-4201 (Eastern Time Zone),

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  • " The Israel trip was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, and, I am continually told, of the lives of many in our group. From the generous efforts of Wink to make the trip a go in the midst of the financial instability of the world’s economic turbulence, to the incredibly informed, passionate and pastoral leadership of Steve, to the deeply enriching fellowship of the group, to the beauty and depth of richness of the land, this was a faith-journey like no other. Thank you Emmaus for helping make this a reality and for providing an opportunity to experience the land of Israel first-hand. The group feedback was nothing but enthusiastically positive to the point that people are still talking about it fondly. On behalf of the Toronto group, Thank You and God bless!"
    S.B. Israel Trip