The Church of God, a Worldwide Association, is pleased to offer its brethren around the world a 2012 Feast site in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This Feast site supports the Church’s presence in Jordan, where our young adult volunteers are currently serving under the patronage of the Jordanian royal family and demonstrating a fine example of living Christ’s message. (See “Sowing Seeds of Peace in the Middle East” in the February 2012 issue of One Accord.)
The Jordan Feast site will give members the opportunity to visit the Holy Land while at the same time providing adventure in both the desert and the beautiful Red Sea resort city of Aqaba.
Adventure opportunities will include scuba diving or snorkeling in the world-renowned Red Sea, a four-wheel tour and bedouin lunch in the Wadi Rum desert romanticized through Lawrence of Arabia fame. In addition, the site provides a daylong planned tour in the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We will also conduct a hillside church service in the ancient Christian refuge city of Pella, which includes a beautiful view of the Jordan Valley. The 2012 Feast will move between two locations—Amman and Aqaba.
Jordan remains an oasis of stability and security in a region that continually experiences turmoil. With the blessing of the Jordanian royal family, the group will be well-cared for while in a country renowned for its unique bedouin hospitality.
Other tours in Jordan will include:
- Jerash, a beautiful Roman city of the Decapolis.
- Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Holy Land.
- The Dead Sea.
- Bethany on the Jordan River, the area where Jesus was believed to be baptized.
In addition, an exciting post-Feast extension tour of Israel is being offered. This tour, which will include Jerusalem and sites around the Sea of Galilee, will be led by a COGWA minister who will provide teaching related to our unique understanding of the history and future of this area.
Please visit www.jordanfot.org for more details. You can also contact Colene and Cory Erickson at email@example.com or 952-818-6261 with additional questions. Initial registration is due May 1, 2012.