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One of the casualties of COVID was a Pilgrimage to Israel that Mike Woodruff was set to lead. That trip was recently green-lighted for May 15-24 and there are ten open spots.   However, time is short and you must commit by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

If you are interested,  please email and she will send you a complete document that includes:

  • Itinerary, pictures and details
  • Costs
  • Covid Requirements
  • Timeline
  • Travel Insurance Options

See the stories of the Scriptures come to life as you walk in the footsteps of Jesus on these faith-based journeys. Visit sites of biblical importance and hear the stories of the Bible told over time. Experience floating in the Dead Sea, seeing where Jesus turned water into wine, hearing the sermon on the mount where it was given, and so much more.  The pilgrimage is an opportunity to walk in Jesus’ footsteps and learn more about the bible.  You will be actively walking, studying and praying  through this journey.  Here are the high-level details:

Date: Depart Chicago Sunday, May 15th and return Tuesday, May 24th or Wednesday, May 25th

Cost: Varies based on double or single room (limited single rooms) and economy or business class airfare.

Itinerary includes: The Mediterranean Sea, Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Meggido, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Nazareth, Jerusalem, The Dead Sea,  Bethlehem, Joppa, Mt. of Olives, Garden tomb, the Jordan River and so much more.

Note: All persons are required to be vaccinated and boosted to travel to Israel.

Key Dates: Commitment and $500 deposit per person is due February 22, 2022. Final payment for everything is due March 12th, 2022.

Leaders: Mike Woodruff will be leading this group and spiritually guiding our group. Gemm Travel, our on the ground tour company, will provide in country guidance. Allison Waggoner will provide logistical support.

Questions: Please contact Allison Waggoner at