Holy Hopes: Palestine + Israel 2017

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1.      An early, morning walk along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

2.      A splash in the waters of the Jordan River in Lower Galilee

3.      Holy Communion on the Mount of the Beatitudes near Capernaum

What are….three places Jesus’s ministry took Him, and three of the many places I will have the opportunity to experience on my Holy Land Immersion Trip this January 2017! 


As my theological study continues, I have the chance to spend 15 days in the multi-cultural communities of Israel and Palestine…and I need your help to make this a reality!  This trip is an actual COURSE, and will meet my cross-cultural experience requirement.  It will immerse me in a place much different from my home in the US by meeting, learning, and living amongst Palestinian and Israeli people. 

Fifteen days visiting with religious minorities.  Fifteen days discussing political and cultural situations with local dignitaries.  Fifteen days to literally walk in the footsteps of Jesus! 

 
1.      Has been an adventurous, headstrong and independent woman since…birth!

2.      Known for jumping in a vehicle and driving herself across the country at a moment’s notice

3.      Works a part-time job while balancing 17+ credits and teaching parish responsibilities

What are….three reasons why asking for help is a challenge for me!  This is a vulnerable and humbling moment, yet I know your support is what could truly turn this trip into an actuality!  You have a chance to help me with this incredible, spiritual and educational journey.

ANY donation amount will help to defray the costs of airfare, meals, course registration, materials, passport fees, and accommodations.

My itinerary is filled with moments of personal reflection (I cannot WAIT to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, to kneel down on the ground where Jesus prayed), times for worship (we will have a chance to celebrate a SECOND, Christmas Eve with our Armenian Orthodox brothers and sisters), and times to learn (in-depth discussions with Jewish-Arab leaders). 


Updates and photos from this amazing, once in a lifetime experience will be posted on my blog, so you can virtually travel with me to this Land we call Holy. http://brenda1eye.blogspot.com

If you’d rather, donations of any amount (checks can be made out to me) can be mailed to:
     Brenda L. Greenwald
     1300 Delaware Street, Unit 17
     Berkeley, CA  94702

From the little town of Bethlehem to the site of the Transfiguration, my gratitude, my prayers, and my love will be with you!   ........Brenda Lynn

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OHMYCHRISTMASGOODNESS! Grandma Dot just brought my (total) fundraising goal of $5,000 to reality! Hooray for generous Grandmothers in Wisconsin who send checks in the mail! WOW!

I cannot thank ALL of you enough for your prayers and contributions. I could not have done this without you! In just 15 days, our plane takes off to begin this Cross-Cultural Experience in the Holy Land. Stay tuned to my blog for updates and photos as the adventure unfolds! http://brenda1eye.blogspot.com

#everydollarcounted #sograteful #myheartisfull
A few Christmases Ago - Such JOY!
Indeed!
My dear Dot
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Oh, Bethany Lutheran Church...you warm my heart! This campaign is almost complete thanks to another generous donor from my Colorado congregation! BLESS YOU!

And speaking of another heart-warmer: I'm excited to share that my dear friend, Susan, will be by my side during this amazing adventure! She'll be joining a bunch of other non-students on this tour (which will come in handy when all the PLTS students are doing their homework). I couldn't imagine a better companion with whom to share the land of our faith!
#soulsister #everydollarcounts
#almostthere #holyhopes2017
Look out, Holy Land...we're on our way!
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Shout-out to the Schellhous Family who have agreed to watch over Cinco, the Wonder Cat, while I'm over in Palestine. Praying she behaves....
#thanksforeasingmymind #betshewillbegoodforyou
My Flagstone Boys...now in California!
Praying she does this while I'm gone...
"See you soon, Boys!" ---Cinco
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We may not be stopping in the CITY of Bethany, but the PEOPLE of Bethany (Denver, CO) have become partners in the joy of this trip! THANK YOU!

Three weeks. THREE. WEEKS. In just 21 days, we board the plane for the trip of a lifetime. With finals over, I can now pour my heart and soul into this experience!
#everydollarcounts #unbelievable #holyhopes2017
San Francisco to Newark = 5+ hour flight
Newark to Tel Aviv = 10+ hour flight
Welcome to Israel!
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Brenda "Chappie" is a unique, compassionate & wonderful individual. If you can help her, she is someone who truly deserves it. Thanks for the love you gave to our family.

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You are a blessing to all of us. Enjoy this adventure! Jerry and Joyce

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Safe travels to the Holy Land!

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Good luck and Merry X mas. We love ya

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For all the joy you have brought so many, happy to help on your journey. Love the Sbarras

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Brenda "Chappie" is a unique, compassionate & wonderful individual. If you can help her, she is someone who truly deserves it. Thanks for the love you gave to our family.

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