We invite you to join with us as we celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Yahweh, Yeshua, the great I AM as we walk where He walked.
The Issachar Tour is Koinonia Institute’s one-of-a-kind experience to Israel that will give our explorers an Insiders look at the Israel of today. Besides visiting amazing Biblical sites, this trip will provide private briefings. Previous tours included briefings and Q & A with members of the IDF, Mossad, and/or Shin Bet, the Palestinian Media Watch, as well as members of the Knesset. These unique encounters with Israeli speakers will enlighten you to the Israel of today—the one that you will never see on the 6 o’clock news or read about in your local newspaper. You will learn of Israel’s struggle for survival and see firsthand that which threatens Israel today!
We will work alongside the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and hear from organizations who are making a difference in the lives of the Jews. The Issachar tour is divided into three distinct geographical locations. This allows us to focus on the three major threats to Israel today—Gaza, Lebanon, and the Golan (we do not go to Gaza). We begin on the Mediterranean Coast, then onto the Northern area of the Sea of Galilee, ending up in the Golden City—Jerusalem.
This trip will change the way you read your Bible because from now on the words are no longer just black and white letters on a page; now they become memories that are in living color!
Paul knew he had to go to Rome and many have a longing to visit the city that has deep Christian roots. Join us in Italy as we visit both Imperial Rome as well as Christian Rome.
Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome and it was to this place where he ended his earthly ministry. On our first full day we will experience the glory of IMPERIAL ROME. We will visit the Coliseum, famous as a place of spectacle and death. As we sit in this stadium we will reflect on those martyrs who have gone before us. It was here that Gladiators died as thousands looked on. We will also see the Circus Maximus, built during the reign of Nero. This huge stadium was able to seat 250,000 spectators for chariot races and other spectacles. Other sites to include: the Roman Forum, the Arch of Titus that commemorates Titus’ conquest of Judea, and we will visit the Mamertina Prison, where it is believed that both Peter and Paul were imprisoned.
Our next day of exploring will take in CHRISTIAN Rome, where we will visit the Vatican Museum. This museum is home to many of the world’s masterpieces. We will enter the Sistine Chapel and view Michelangelo’s frescoes, which have been restored to their full, colourful glory.
The day’s sites will also include: St. Peter’s Basilica where Michelangelo’s “Pieta”—the only work signed by the master—will be just one of many highlights and the famous Appian Way. We will have the opportunity to walk through the Catacombs of San Sebastiano and finally a visit to Tre Fontane, where Paul was beheaded. And what trip to Rome would be complete without a walk through Via Del Corso, Piazza de Spagnia, and enjoy the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
We know that a tour to Israel is a big commitment of time and finances. We at Koinonia Institute are convinced that there is nothing that will change your walk with the Lord more than walking The Land.