Pilgrimage to Israel - 030915VAND

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Monday, March 09, 2015

Calvin Alumni Association and CALL

In the Light of Jesus: Pilgrimage to Israel

March 09 - 21, 2015

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In The Light of Jesus is planned as a “disciple’s pilgrimage” following in the footsteps of Jesus to not only understand the Gospels and the early church in its historical, geographical, and cultural context, but to also increase our commitment to wholeheartedly respond to His invitation to “Follow Me.” It will focus on visiting New Testament sites in Galilee, along the Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem.

Participants must be prepared to walk an average of five miles per day over hilly and uneven terrain.

Led by Pastor Bill and Lyn Vanden Bosch

Bill and Lyn have been married for 45 years, and they are retirees after serving more than 38 years in congregational ministry—30 of those years at Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church. They have been blessed with five children, three of whom are married, and with eight grandchildren.

They have studied twice in Israel at Jerusalem University College and twice under the leadership of Ray VanderLaan, Director of “In the Dust of the Rabbi” ministries and the teacher of the “That the World May Know” video series. In addition, they have toured Israel eight times as group leaders.

Bill has a Doctor of Ministry Degree in multicultural ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has done extensive study in spiritual disciplines, most recently participating in a two-year exploration of the disciplines with the Transforming Center under the direction of Ruth Haley Barton, author of Invitation to Solitude and Silence.
Lyn has a BA degree in teaching from Calvin College, has led children’s and single parents’ ministries at Oakdale Park Church, and has a wonderful spiritual gift of hospitality.


Contact Information

  • If you have any questions regarding the online registration form or for travel related questions or requests, please contact Witte Travel & Tours at (800) 469-4883 or click on the Send Email link.

Payment Instructions

  • Tour Cost:

    $3,965 p.p., double occupancy, from Chicago with registrations by July 15
    $4,065 p.p., double occupancy, from Chicago with registrations after July 15

    Other departure cities available upon request

    Please note that the airlines may impose baggage fees and that these fees are subject to change without notice. Flights for your tour have been booked with Austrian Airlines. For the current baggage allowance and any fees that apply to your itinerary, click on the link below, scroll down and click on the name of your airline.

    Baggage Allowance and Fee Information

    Payment Schedule:

    Deposit of $450 per person
    Payment of $1,250 per person by Oct. 1
    Payment of $1,250 per person by Dec. 1
    Balance due on receipt of final invoice sent approximately 30 to 45 days prior to departure

    Important Note—Only the specified deposit can be paid with online registration. Invoices will be emailed for future payments. Payment reminders and any other correspondence regarding your tour will be emailed to the address provided.


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