Oct. 30 – Nov. 13, 2023

Mission Israel – An Emmaus Journey is not your typical mission trip. Working with Hope’s mission partner in Israel, the Emmaus Bible Ministry, you’ll learn what it’s like to be Christian in a land where Christianity is a very small minority of the practicing religions. You’ll better understand what it means to share the Gospel where it can be illegal to evangelize, and how devoted followers of Christ are sharing the Good News even where it seems almost nobody is interested in listening. This is a life-changing experience that will leave you reading the Bible through a different lens, and will challenge you to face this question: “Am I just a fan of Jesus, or am I really a fully-devoted follower of Christ?” This trip REQUIRES participation in a trip-specific, 12-week Bible study beforehand. This is led by the trip leaders, Alan and Cindy Wells. If you are unable to commit to the Bible study, you will not be able to participate in the trip.

Trip dates: Oct. 30 – Nov. 13, 2023
Estimate trip cost: $5,500*
Trips open to: Ages 16 and older. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Application deadline: March 30, 2023

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*Not final trip cost due to airline price fluctuations and other factors

Questions? Contact Shannon Baker at [email protected] or 515-222-1520, ext. 219.


Where do we stay?
In various hotels

What does the cost include?
The total cost covers airfare, food, and lodging. Passport and vaccination costs, food while traveling, and souvenirs are additional.

What travel documents are needed?
A current U.S. passport is required. Click here for more information on acquiring a passport.

What immunizations do I need?
Currently, a COVID-19 vaccination is required for travel to Israel. Please consult your physician on recommended vaccinations. Click here for more information about potential vaccinations recommended for travel to Israel.

When are payments due?
We are not requiring a deposit at the time of application approval. However, please note that two months before departure, at least 50 percent of the trip total must be paid. One month prior to departure, the trip must be paid in full.