Welcome home! Here is what some of pilgrims are saying about their experience.....
We were both moved to tears, what can I say, our lives will never be the same. Scripture will never be the same, the Mass will never be the same, the blessing at the end of Mass will never be the same, prayer will never be the same, our lives have been significantly changed. We have learned so much and now when the gospel is the Sermon on the Mount, we can say we were there, we know what it looks like, we can picture Jesus teaching the disciples under the trees as they rested upon the boulders over looking the Sea of Galilee. Every day there is something that keeps the pilgrimage alive, as we had hoped and prayed, that it would not fade, but that, it would be present in our minds and hearts always.
The knowledge and perspective from the guides at the sites, the Mass at the different sites, along with Jeff's teachings, and the homilies fit so well together. So very rich. It was like we were fed from a sumptuous banquet, with the most delectable foods, only these foods left an indelible mark on our heart. We have been truly blessed. ~~ Pete & Kathy H
Please accept our thanks for the most wonderful experience of our lives. The entire Pilgrimage was wonderful. It was so well organized and everything was run so smoothly. The accommodations were excellent, the food tasty and not weight gaining (love the salads), the bus driver (Badar) and bus were outstanding and our guide, Ronnie Winter, was exceptional. He is not only extremely knowledgeable but a very nice and engaging person. Jeff, your teaching and Bible knowledge were inspiring and given us a hunger to really study and learn the Bible. Rest assured, we will be enthusiastic ambassadors for this Pilgrimage with all our friends and family. We will follow your journey on your web site and ALWAYS keep you and your family in our prayers. ~~Pat and Tom D
Thank you so much for all you did to make our pilgrimage the most memorable travel experience we have ever had, and certainly the most spiritual and holy and fulfilling! We will never be the same! ~~ Bill & Sue M
Thank you for a most wonderful, spiritual experience these past 2 weeks. The pilgrimage surpassed any expectations I had. Your teachings, Jeff, were so meaningful at each site. You are able to pull together all the history, the spirituality, the geography of the area, the archeological aspects, etc. so well to make the whole story make sense. You have challenged us to grow spiritually not only with questions to ask ourselves, but ways to ponder those question in our lives, and the wonderful "weapons" we have to tackle them, grow from them, and make necessary changes in our lives so that we may be better disciples of the Lord and spread the Good News to others. Certainly my times in adoration, and daily prayer will be enriched because of this Holy Land experience. I came for some focus and direction in my life, and I feel I came home with an experience that will enable me to reflect more meaningfully in my prayer, meditate on the scriptures with a wealth of background now. ~~ Barb K
I wanted to thank you for the most memorable trip of my life! This was my first group tour and can't imagine another living up to this trip. Your hard work and dedication was evident in every site we visited and every teaching on scripture. I came home with such a peace of mind and heart and a greater love for our Lord and the scriptures. ~~ Cheryl M
You have profoundly changed my Catholic faith journey forever—first, through the Great Adventure Bible Study and now through the Holy Land Pilgrimage experience. The Pilgrimage was the “icing on the cake” that brought the incredible stories of the Old Testament, lineage of Jesus, and his ministry on this earth to life. It helped me better understand the geography and the great sacrifices that Jesus and his disciples made for us. Never again will I hear the scripture the same. Never again will Mass be the same. And, never again will I be the same. As a cradle Catholic, you have brought new meaning to my faith journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~~ Pat C