Holy Land Adventure

Awesome Adventure

Bill and Karen Rudge’s tenth Holy Land Adventure was an inspiring pilgrimage, exciting adventure and fruit bearing mission for a team from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Oregon. We enjoyed wonderful weather as we visited and explored sites throughout Israel confirming the veracity and historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. It was a great learning experience regarding Scripture, history, archaeology, culture, current events and end times prophecy, as well as providing special ministry opportunities by touching lives through books, clothes, supplies, verbal witness, and ministry in Jerusalem.

Team members participated in a Shabbat service in Jerusalem at For Zion’s Sake Ministries (Calvary Chapel of Jerusalem) to a loving congregation of Russian Jews and messianic believers. It was an awesome service with special music by Elaine Titus and Charlotte Zimmerman, testimonies by Deborah Ford and Jerry Zimmerman, and a powerful message by Bill through a Russian interpreter. Bill has spoken many times in Jerusalem, as well as ministering in other Middle Eastern countries – always a great blessing.

The team visited two former BRM staff, Ron and Gigi Banjak (now living in Israel), and had a private meeting with Holocaust survivor, Moisha Shamir, to hear his incredible story.

We also had a meeting with Pastor Naim in Bethlehem who shared his amazing testimony. He has been shot multiple times and his church has been set on fire and the windows broken several times. His brother was martyred in Bethlehem by three men with machetes. Yet he still boldly proclaims the Gospel in a predominate Muslim area.
Our team gave clothes to Ron and Gigi for Ethiopian immigrants. We also donated clothes, supplies and BRM books to Russian immigrants and bedouins, as well as to Pastor Naim for distribution to Arab Christians and Palestinians.

Those who were baptized by Bill were truly “buried in Christ” as they momentarily disappeared under the waters of the cold murky Jordan River.

We were in the Holy Land at a most exciting time – Israel’s 70th year anniversary as a nation and the U.S. recognizing Jerusalem as its capital. It was an amazing trip and many lives were touched, blessed and encouraged through the love of Yeshua. The team returned safely with many wonderful experiences and accounts of God’s faithfulness and blessing.

Thanks to everyone who donated finances to help with the Holy Land Adventure or gave clothes, socks, batteries, ink cartridges, suitcases and other supplies to bless the people in Israel and Palestinian Territory. Lakeside EC Church provided a suitcase full of children’s clothes and paid the airline fee to take it to Israel and Sharon Alliance Church provided a van and driver (Chuck Cory) to transport us to and from the Pittsburgh airport. Also, thanks to everyone who kept Bill and Karen and the team in prayer. God answered with many wonderful blessings and daily victories!

The following pictures are from our 10th Holy Land Adventure as well as previous mission trips to the Holy Land.