Hello, I am Dr. Wink Thompson of Emmaus Educational Services. I am delighted to partner with Michael Lane and the Fort Wilderness family for this unique travel opportunity to the land of Israel. I am serving as the trip administrator. It is always a joy for me to assist various Christian ministries, churches, colleges and universities in the planning of their trip to the Holy Land. I welcome this occasion to assist you as we all work together to make your trip an opportunity for personal growth as well as an opportunity for a richer understanding of Scripture. Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. I do encourage you to review the web material prepared for your trip. The web material is exhaustive and is there to assist you. 

#1 PRIORITY: EMMAUS ONLINE APPLICATION:  All participants are required to complete the Emmaus online Application. Complete your Application even if you don't have a Passport at this time. You may supply your Passport information at a later date. 

#2 PRIORITY: VALID PASSPORT:  If you do not have a passport for travel or if your passport expires before December 2, 2018 you can find assistance by going to the Passport and Visa tab above.

#3 PRIORITY: PASSPORT DOCUMENTATION:  You are required to supply Emmaus a color copy of the picture-page of your passport. Your copy will be used to help verify travel documents and any visa requirements. Once you submit an Application to Emmaus you will receive an email from Emmas staff. In that email you will be provided three secure options on how to send this required documentation to Emmaus. This document is an administrative necessity and you are encouraged to supply your copy to Emmaus as soon as possible.

#4 PRIORITY: DEPOSIT and PAYMENTS:  Once you have completed the online Application, please mail your $300 deposit check to Emmaus. See the Payment Schedule link for additional payment information.


Dr. Wink Thompson
4915 Arendell St., Suite J-222
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 622-4201

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  • "My trip to Israel was and will probably be the most memorable and thrilling trip of my life! I will never read the Bible the same as I now have a better understanding of the land, the people, the history, the Biblical perspective and so much more! Wink was so knowledgeable and adept at conveying the vast amount of information that he has acquired through his education and experience. After arriving at each of our destinations, we would be reminded to turn on our personal remote wireless headset and it was like having your own personal tour guide in your ear. It was wonderful, as you never had to worry about missing something he said! If you strayed from the group, you could always depend on Cris to help you find your way back. They make a great team! All the accommodations were fantastic and the food was always fresh, plentiful and delicious!"
    D.D., Israel Trip