Holy Land Encounter 2017

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July 23-30, 2017


At Saxum Conference Center

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Holy Land Encounter

The most important events in history took place in the small stretch of land in the eastern Mediterranean which we call the Holy Land.  A visit to this land has had a transforming effect on many people, and this continues to be true today.

Holy Land Encounter is a one-week trip for university-aged men to visit, learn about, and pray before the holy sites of Jesus’ life and of the Old and New Testament.

Each day will be spent visiting sites throughout the country, including in Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, and the Dead Sea.  The trip will help participants to deepen their connection to the life of Christ and to learn about the long history behind this important land.

Along with staying at Saxum Conference Center, the group will benefit from Saxum’s Visitor Center which offers a historical, geographical and theological explanation of the main events of salvation history.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

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Application and Payment Information

Click here for the online application form.

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Acceptance: Students will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2017.

Cost: $990 (covers lodging, meals, museums, tours, and transportation within Israel).  The cost does not cover airfare or pocket spending money.

Deposit: A $100 refundable deposit is due at the time of application.  The deposit will apply toward the cost.

Payment deadline: The full balance of the trip is due by June 10, 2017.

Making payments: Please make all payments online through the “Payment” tab at the top of this page.

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Preparing for the Trip

Things to read: The more you prepare, the more you will get out of the visits to the Holy Sites.  We will soon post here some suggestions for books you might read ahead of time.

Lodging information: We will be staying at Saxum Conference Center.  Map.

Packing list: Forthcoming…

Passport and visa: Forthcoming…

Flights: **Please do not purchase your flight at this time or without speaking with the staff of the trip.  We will send accepted applicants information about when and where their flight should arrive/depart.**

More information: The program staff will send further information later on via email.  If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the staff at hle@ysi.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]