Holy Land

Overview

This trip is not only a pilgrimage through the land where our faith began, but an opportunity to spread the message of the Gospel. Time will be spent with Christian students both at Bethlehem University and in homes, all in the effort to understand the difficulties of living in the Holy Land and to allow FOCUS students to teach their evangelization techniques to the Holy Land students.

You will also visit locations such as Mt. Tabor, the Grotto of Jesus’ birth, the Sea of Galilee, Mt. Calvary, the location which our Blessed Mother Mary was born, and more. On this mission, you will literally walk in the steps of Christ and show others how to do the same! 

Details

Holy Land 2 - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Mission Director: Jess L
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Claire S, Andrew G
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,400*

Holy Land 3 - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 15 - 24, 2019
  • Mission Director: Chelsey Y
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Hannah D, Tom B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,400*

Holy Land 7 - Spring Break

  • Dates: April 12 - 21, 2019
  • Trip Director: TBD
  • Mission Co-Leaders: TBD
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,400*

Summer 2019

  • Dates: July 2019*
  • Mission Director: Kevin D
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Amanda R, Elizabeth J, Garrett L
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,800*

Price includes the following: Round-trip airfare to mission country, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, materials, and in-country transportation. Price does not include: immunizations and travel medications, travel to/from US departure city (which will be determined by the Mission Director), passport/visa expenses, or other personal incidentals.

* Dates and price subject to change

Fundraising

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going, while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. After you have been accepted on a mission trip, you will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach who will train and mentor you along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

Testimonies

“I went on mission to share my faith, but I did not realize just how much I would be moved. The mission trip completely changed my outlook on life and how I am called to serve the Lord. I do not know where He is calling me, but I do know that, because of this mission, I will not be afraid to follow Him wherever I am called.”

– Thomas Bernhardt, University of Illinois

“Christ Jesus is here on earth. It’s so hard to see and hear him in the noise we live in. It took prayer and quiet of a life of simplicity to hear him. And it took compassion and suffering with our brothers and sisters to see him.”

– Carissa Ramirez, Angelo State University