Sunset from a hotel window
 The Journeys of Paul

From Home to Rome
Tarsus to the eternal city.

May 21 - June 6, 2012

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for the first tour

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Library Ephesus
Library,  Ephesus
Group Berea
Berea, Monument
Group Pompey
Theater in Pompey

The Journeys of Paul - 2012

Come follow us in the footsteps of Paul.  The top webpage pictures are of biblical locations still in existence  where Paul walked.  And all are Cities that Paul visited.  Some longer than others.  Acts 19 tells the story about the theater in Ephesus.  The acoustics are great.  Depending on the guide, the structure in Philippi is said to be the cell at the back of the jail building as mentioned in Acts 16.  Walking on the Areopagus in Athens is a known space where Paul visited as told in Acts 17.  While in Corinth he met Aquila and Priscilla as told in Acts 18.  And of course Rome.  The Colosseum was  commissioned in the early 70's AD just years after Paul's death, so it wasn't there during the two times he was there, but the above picture was so striking ... and with it's destruction but continued longevity, it seemed some how fitting to what we were learning.    

The 2012 tour was about starting at the beginning of Paul's mission and traveling overland to as many of the sights as possible.  Basically the only sites we were unable to visit or drive to were the island visits.  The 2012 tour for me was "the rest of the story" and started in Paul's home town of Tarsus.  Actually we landed in Antioch next to the border of Syria,  where Saul and Barnabas were called upon by the Holy Sprit and sent to Cyprus and thus began the first mission trip.   (Acts 13:2)

The Areopagus is a touching place to be.  It's one of the few places we know he was standing on.  Like I mentioned with the Via Egnatia on the 2009 page, we were 1900 plus years too late to meet with them on the hill, but this was the next best thing.  By reading Paul's words and then being there, brought a whole new appreciation for his travels and to his words .   Awesome!!!

These kinds of experiences were felt throughout both trips.  Between Mark Moore and the guides, surprises were abundant.  The trips were greatly filled with blessings, laughter and love.  Nothing was more surprising to me than the visit to a Whirling Dervish Ceremony ... well maybe the hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, to name a couple.


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On the plane
At last!!!
Up, up and away.
A two hour delay.
Atahan Turkey Flag
Our Guide, Turkey
Linda Driver Guide
Linda, Bobis & Elaina
 Driver & Guide, Greece

Different Guides
at each location.

Chris Dewelt
Mark and Chris
Mark and Chris on the
Sardes Practice
Battle Field
Mark Moore

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