WISDOM FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL WISE WOMEN PRAYER RETREAT / PILGRIMAGE IN THE HOLY LAND – JERUSALEM
15th – 22nd January 2019
Under the leadership of Pastor Marjorie Esomowei
Dr Cindy Trimm (USA)
Pastor Clem Esomowei (UK)
Dearly Beloved in Christ
My heart is overjoyed as I invite you to join us in this Life transforming experience and praying that you will return from this pilgrimage and Prayer retreat with an enhanced revelation of God Almighty and His Christ.
Our intention is three fold
- To get each one of us to a deeper revelation of Jesus Christ
- To have that personal experience of the land where Jesus Christ of Nazareth walked and to experience many of the wonderful stories we have read from the Holy Scriptures
- To enable us seek God more and to deepen our most Holy faith
- A time of prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Isreal and father of our Lord Jesus Christ
- We pray that the bible comes to life for us in a very new way.
Day 1 Tuesday 15th January– UK – Jerusalem
Take a flight to Israel from the UK Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 2 Wednesday 16th January – The Galilee*
After morning worship, depart Jerusalem early after breakfast and drive to visit Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation. Drive past the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle and then visit Capernaum – the adopted hometown of Jesus -where we’ll see the remains of Peter’s house where Jesus based his adult ministry, & the synagogue where he preached. We’ll visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, before driving to Nof Ginosaur to see the ‘Jesus boat’ – a wooden boat dating from the time of Jesus. We’ll then take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. End the day at Yardenit, the traditional baptismal site where a number of the group will be baptised. Return to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley passing Beit Shean and Jericho. Dinner, 3 hour seminar & overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 Thursday 17th January – Jerusalem & Bethlehem*
After morning worship, we’ll begin the day by visiting Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, taking in the Church of the Nativity. From there, we’ll stop off at Herodium, the fortress of Herod that eventually housed his tomb. We’ll then return to Jerusalem to enjoy the view of the city from the Mount of Olives, walk down part of the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Garden of Gethsemane, and relive the trial of Jesus at the traditional site of Caiaphas’ House. Dinner –3 hour seminar and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 4 Friday 18th January
After morning worship, we will start our day with visit to the Western Wall,. Continue our visit in the Christian Quarter; visit St Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo, Antonia Fortress and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive to Mt Carmel – Muchraka . On the southeast Carmel summit is Muchraka, also known as the Horn of Carmel nearly 500 meters above sea level. Muchraka means the place of burning. The Muchraka Carmelite monastery commemorates the place of the dramatic contest described in the Book of Kings I between the Prophet Elijah and the priests of the pagan god Baal Enjoy the tremendous view of the spacious Jezreel Valley spreads out to the north and east from Mount Carmel, providing convenient passage for international travellers in ancient times. The fertile alluvial soil makes this, the country’s breadbasket as well. The Bible speaks of the gathering of armies in this valley at the place of Armageddon. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 Saturday 19th January*
After morning worship, depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Masada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountain top fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Dinner – 3 hour seminar and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 Sunday 20th January
After Sunday morning worship, and breakfast, then around noon enjoy half day sightseeing, including Emmaus and Mini Israel – overnight at Jerusalem. 3 hour seminar & overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 Monday 21st January
After morning worship, after breakfast enjoy full day sightseeing to Caesarea Maratima and Joppa/Jaffa
Return to Jerusalem 3 hour seminar and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 Tuesday 22nd January – Israel –UK
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.
- Sightseeing commences at 8.00-8.15 and finishes at 17.00hours.
- On Wednesday/ Thursday/Saturday/ Sunday/ Monday (Conference Mornings and Evenings)
- Morning devotions will be held in the seminar hall for one hour – daily – prior to departure for sightseeing.
Non refundable deposit of £500.00 per person on a package holiday including hotel in four star hotel, tours and flights. (Flight Economy Class)
Total Cost £1640 if full payment made by July 31st 2018 and cost covers from 15th – 22nd for conference registration, touring, hotel accommodation at four/ five star hotel plus return flight (Half board accommodation which is inclusive of hot buffet Breakfast and hot buffet Dinner)
Please note it’s shared sharing a twin bedded room
Single room supplement: £359.00*
Thereafter, cost goes up to £1700.00 plus any additional increase in cost of airfare and hotel as determined by the airline agent and hotel
Last payment date will be October 31st 2018
Please Estimate about £50 in total for gratuity and tour guides for 6 days of touring. These are collected each day and paid directly to them.
Please estimate cost for travel insurance. Might be about £50 or less.
Please note that the indoor pool at hotel has times allocated for mixed gender and singular gender bathing – this is to accommodate the religious customs/beliefs for the strictly orthodox Jewish guests
Please note that individual and separate arrival at airport for arrival and / or departure may incur additional cost.
*Only 10% of the total number of rooms booked can be single occupancy at the above price. Thereafter an additional supplement will be quoted based on a double room for single occupancy.
The above rates are based on the following hotel subject to space availability at the time of firm booking.
We will have compulsory specific 7 days of fasting and prayer for everyone travelling and one day of praying together at a physical location. Adequate notice will be given
Visa to Isreal
All those potential participants who require visas, should obtain them at the Israeli Consulate in their country of residence or at the one nearest to their country of residence.
00(44) 208 712 5146