Following the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul
15 Day Greece Tour
Including a 4 Day Cruise of the Greek Isles
Friends, Family, and Members of Sierra Madre Congregational Church
June 24 - July 8, 2016
$3,595 Land & Cruise Only
$4,971 including flights from Los Angeles LAX
$5,323 including flights from Seattle SEA
Dear Friends, Family, and Fellow Members of Sierra Madre Congregational Church,
In June 2016, Marlene and I will be leading a tour to follow in the footsteps of the apostle Paul to Greece and part of Turkey, and we’d like to invite you to join us! This exciting tour offers you the opportunity to explore this beautiful part of the world and learn more about the apostle Paul, the greatest missionary and evangelist the church has ever known.
This journey will be a wonderful education, and you will learn a great deal. But it is difficult to convey how much the trip will also transform your life spiritually as you stand on the stones of the first-century churches of Philippi, Thessaloniki, Berea, Athens, Corinth, and Ephesus. You will explore the great sites of Classical and Hellenistic Greece. And you will gather in the Holy Grotto of the Revelation and catch a glimpse of John’s vision into heaven while on the sun-drenched island of Patmos. The pivotal events of the early church and the writing of the New Testament will come alive as never before as you study the Scriptures in their original settings.
Assisting Marlene and me in leading our tour will be Dr. David Sparks, and his wife, Elizabeth Iliadou Sparks. David is a Pauline scholar, and his insights into how the first century context shaped Paul’s Gospel message will encourage and enlighten you. He will also relate the message of Paul to today’s world. Elizabeth is a native of Greece, and she has an insider’s view of the country. She will take us off the beaten path to provide an unusually rich experience of Greek food and culture.
You’ll experience more than you can imagine in this enchanting land of beauty and history. More importantly, you will gain a fresh perspective on the Bible and a renewed appreciation for the mission, message, and ministry of the Apostle Paul.
I hope you will join Marlene and me on this exciting spiritual adventure. It would be our joy and privilege if you decide to share this exciting experience with us. Sign up early and reserve your spot! We anticipate the trip will fill up quickly.
Take care, and may God richly bless in every good way.
Warmly yours in Christ,