Low-Contact Israel Trip in 2022
It’s time to register for BEMA Israel “Low Contact” 2022!

There are two items of importance. First, please make sure you watch our orientation video BEFORE registering.

Please know this trip is specifically designed for those who are unable to partake in our “full-contact,” physically strenuous trip in August 2022. The low-contact trip involves much less hiking and is a little cooler, but it will also be a different experience. If you are able, you will want to wait for our full-contact trip registration to open in the fall. Our full-contact trip includes 7–12 miles of hiking and 1,800+ feet of elevation change each day in what can be at least 110-degree desert heat. It is not for the faint of heart — but it is an enriching and rewarding experience. (If you would like to see the “full-contact” orientation for the sake of comparison, please find that video here.)

The orientation is almost an hour long, but it is designed to be informative and comprehensive; if you’re interested in going on the trip, we ask that you watch it in full to make an informed decision. We will be releasing information for our Turkey trip and our “full-contact” Israel trip (both in 2022) in the months to come.
GTI Tours, our travel agency for the trips, will be handling all registration and payment details. Once you’ve watched the orientation above and you are ready to register, see more details and register for the trip. Get your seat while it’s still available!
What’s Happening Around the Globe?
Danielle’s Story
This is Danielle.

In March 2020, just after Washington state shut down for Covid-19, her office held their annual event encouraging business owners through God’s principles. They had only two days to pull it off, but they pivoted to an online format and moved forward with the event.

One of the speakers mentioned The BEMA Podcast. She began listening about a week later, and she cried when she heard the first teaching on Genesis in Session 1.

She was hooked.

Much like we might binge the Mandalorian or WandaVision, Danielle binged BEMA through quarantine. In the midst of training for a marathon, she made it into Session 4 in only nine months and “LOVED every second of it!”

Danielle has been engaging a weekly practice of Shabbat—and the occasional eight-hour day of solitude by a lake without technology or interruption. She is digging into books and engaging in a new cadence of spiritual practices that have filled her days with purpose and routine. She has always been rooted in a community and a number of Bible studies, but this filled the gap where she longed for something deeper.

Since most of her listening time has been away from a notebook and Bible, she returned to the beginning of Session 1, working through it slowly and intentionally with pen and paper and God’s Word in her hands. And while she is on the go, she has continued through Session 4 and into Session 5.

Today she is profoundly grateful for new tools, for revelation and knowledge of the Text, and for a continued curiosity to learn who God is. Much like a player coming back to their coach to say “thank you,” today she looks back on the coaching and guidance she received through the podcast and looks forward to how God will use her and the skills she has learned in time to come.
DATES OF INTEREST
Marty or Brent may be coming to your neck of the woods. Reach out via the contact button at the bottom of this email and see if there is some time you can meet up with them or attend an event. If more information is available, we will include it below.

MAY 26-29: Association of College Ministries Campus Ministers Retreat

JUNE 2–6: Marty in Western Montana
JUNE 7–8: Marty in Spokane, WA
JUNE 9–16: Marty (and Brent, duh) in Moscow, ID
JUNE 17–25: Marty in Twin Falls/Boise, ID
JUNE 29: Live Q&A at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET on Marty’s YouTube

JULY 12–15: Association of College Ministries E4 Conference
JULY 18: Live Q&A at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET on BEMA’s Facebook
JULY 23–25: Weekend conference in Indianapolis (details TBD)
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