By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (ANS – Feb. 22, 2016) – A leading Holy Land tour operator, Kenes Christian Tours, has just announced the launch of a fascinating new tour that is specially designed for women.
Called “Women of Valor” with explanation, “A Journey in the Footsteps of the Biblical Women,” this unique Holy Land tour draws inspiration from the courageous acts of brave and influential biblical women of the Land of Israel, as well as women today and strives to encourage women to similarly see themselves as impactful and able to make a difference in today’s world and the many issues that impact the people and communities around them.
“Most Christian tours to Israel focus on a classical narrative with little attention to the role of women and their impact on important biblical events, as well as the reclaiming of modern Israel,” says Assaf Goren, CEO of Kenes Christian Tours.
“Deborah, Ruth, Rachel, the Three Mary’s, – all these Bible stories, offer real inspiration for today’s women. We wanted to create a thoughtful and educational program that would highlight these courageous women and provide opportunities for prayer and fellowship.”
A news release from Kenes Christian Tours, goes onto say, “Through prayer and learning alongside local scholars, Christian women, modern Israeli women and, of course, each other, participants will not only understand and draw inspiration from the message of Scripture but process this with a passion that will transform their lives.”
Guided by a thoughtful and knowledgeable Israeli tour educator, “Women of Valor” says that it aims to:
* Enhance one’s spirituality by learning and praying in the footsteps of Jesus and the biblical heroines.
* Encourage female bonding and sisterhood among Christian women.
* Create a Christian women’s network that will inspire women to engage with their communities about missions including important issues impacting women life around the world.
* Experience the blessing of Israel and the “not to be missed” Biblical sites.
The first scheduled tour is set for September 12 – 21, 2016. As part of the official launch of this program there will be a special “fam tour” for female pastors, pastors’ wives and women leaders in the Christian community. Interested pastors can apply directly by contacting Kenes Tours.
About Kenes Christian Tours:
Kenes Christian Tours is a brand of Kenes Tours. Whether you’re looking to share the Word of God, unite the Scriptures with the Land of Israel’s sacred sites or gain spiritual and religious insights, Kenes Christian Tours helps the Bible come alive. Kenes Christian Tours journeys, tailored to your specific objectives, enrich the soul and mind, imparting the timeless history, wondrous landscapes and treasured culture of the Land of Jesus. For more information, visit http://christiankenestours.com/itineraries-for-groups.
Media Contact: Elisa Moed at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Elisa will be attending the NRB 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville (Feb. 23-26) and the Israel booth under Kenes Christian tours.)
Photo captions: 1) Women pilgrims wait with crosses near the third Station of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday 2014. 2) Cover of Dan Wooding’s latest novel, Mary, My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary. The tour will feature the stories of all three Mary’s in the Bible. 3) Dan Wooding outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The church marks the site of the birthplace of Jesus.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and is also the author of some 45 books and has reported for ANS from Israel and various parts of the Holy Land on ten different occasions.
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