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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  • "Dr. Emanuel was a Blessing. I learned so much from him. He is very familiar with Israel and the Holy Land. He is a walking dictionary as it pertains to the Bible. It is because of Dr. Emanuel's readings of the Bible and the way he connected various Holy Sites we visited to the Bible that I can now read the Bible with increased comprehension. The Trip to the Holy Land was wonderful. At no time did I feel we were in any danger during our visit. Among many of the joyful activities we participated in was being baptized in the Jordan River, sailing on the Sea of Galilee and floating in the Dead Sea. I cannot wait to return to the Holy Land with Dr. Emanuel."
    B.T., Israel Trip