Most Christians who travel to Israel go to experience the land of the Bible—and they should. But there’s a unique way to experience Israel that 99% of visitors don’t get to do.
(Picture: Volunteers at the excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir, Israel.)
Not long ago the Israel Ministry of Tourism asked me to identify some volunteer activities that Christians would enjoy. These range from activities any tour could do in a couple of hours to volunteer opportunities that last for months, depending on one’s availability, ability, or interest.
Obviously, you don’t have to be a Christian to participate in these volunteer opportunities in Israel, but here are 15 I think you would enjoy.
This video by my friend, Dr. Charlie Dyer, affirms what I have experienced many times. Traveling to Israel is safe.
I know, I know . . . I watch the news as well. But think about it: if all we knew about America came from what we learned on the news, we would have a very distorted perspective.
Think of a large city near you. For me, it’s Dallas. There are parts of Dallas I don’t go to. And yet, I travel to Dallas often, just as I have thousands of times. I’ve even lived there! Going is no problem if you know where to go—and where not to go.
I have known and worked with Israel tour operators for more than 12 years. They have as their top priority your comfort and safety throughout your journey. Believe me, it is in the best interest of the travel company that you are safe! And you will be.
I have traveled to Israel 9 times in the last 14 years, and I have never felt unsafe. Not once.
Question: Have you been to Israel? How did it affect you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
I’m excited to lead an upcoming tour to the Holy Land which will focus exclusively on the life of Jesus. This will be an exclusive, one-bus tour, seeing sites that average tours to Israel don’t get to see—around a theme most never get to experience first-hand. Click for more information.
I hope you’ll join Cathy and me for this trip of a lifetime.
I’ve just returned from another Holy Land tour. It was great! After a tour to the Holy Land, it’s easy to forget the many lessons you’ve learned and the sites you’ve seen. The Holy Land can soon seem a distant land again. But it doesn’t have to.