Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Promised Land Youth Conference Studies: Introduction Presentation
God willing, a Youth Conference study tour of the Promised Land is being organized for two weeks in the late spring of 2015. This conference is a study tour and the trip will encompass the following general areas:
the coastal plain;
the Jezreel Valley;
the Golan Heights
the Jordan Valley;
the Dead Sea;
Judea and Samaria.
Target Age & Scope:
The tour will be limited to approximately 40 young people with 5 chaperons/study leaders. The target is Christadelphian young people aged 18-30 years (including married couples), whether baptised or not. The goal is to make the Promised Land Youth Conference as affordable as possible. The tour is geared to bring young people from Christadelphian communities around the world to the land of Israel for an intense study and tour of the land.
The proposed dates for the first conference are for the group to land in Tel Aviv on Sunday June 7th 2015, and to fly home on Sunday 21st June 2015. Our main consideration in deciding on these dates was the finishing dates for the Universities in England, Canada and the US. Unfortunately the academic year in Australia and New Zealand does not follow the same pattern as the Northern hemisphere, and there were no suitable dates that corresponded. Our secondary consideration was the weather in Israel. Early June is the latest time for a relatively comfortable trip to the Land due to the extreme heat in July and August. However, the weather will still average into the high 20's to mid 30's (Celsius).
Accommodations & Meals
The tour would include accommodation in a kibbutz, a youth hostel and a guest house. This is a Youth Conference style tour and therefore it will require “all hands on deck”. We will be having simple meals, cooking for ourselves for the most part to keep costs to a minimum. Lunch will be packed sandwiches as we want to pack in as much "touring" as we can!