Full-Contact Israel Trip in 2022
It’s time to release our orientation video for the “full-contact” Israel trip, currently scheduled for July 31 – August 13, 2022. This video will give you everything you need to know about signing up for the trip, which will require a $500 deposit to save your seat. The final cost (estimated to be $5000, give or take) and details will be released with registration next month.

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.

GTI, our travel agency for the trips, will be handling registration and payment details. 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. 

NOTE: If you are not planning on receiving a COVID vaccine, we do not recommend signing up for any of our study tours at this time; international travel requirements may change, but this is how we are preparing based on the current restrictions and guidelines.
Low-Contact Israel Trip in 2022
There are still seats open for BEMA Israel “Low Contact” 2022.

Please make sure you watch our orientation video BEFORE registering.

NOTE: If you are not planning on receiving a COVID vaccine, we do not recommend signing up for any of our study tours at this time; international travel requirements may change, but this is how we are preparing based on the current restrictions and guidelines.
Turkey Trip in 2022
There are still seats open for BEMA Turkey 2022.

Please make sure you watch our orientation video BEFORE registering.

NOTE: If you are not planning on receiving a COVID vaccine, we do not recommend signing up for any of our study tours at this time; international travel requirements may change, but this is how we are preparing based on the current restrictions and guidelines.
What’s Happening Around the Globe?
BEMA Marietta (Georgia)
So many of our discussion groups migrated to an online format during the pandemic. A few months ago, many areas began to see circumstances that allowed them to have safe in-person gatherings again. We all celebrated this! Although we are realizing that our pandemic struggles are far from over, we wanted to share the story of one group that stuck with it and endured through the “Zoom Age” of BEMA.

The following is from Walt & Teresa, sharing their experience and some wise words:

Greetings from one of your Atlanta BEMA Discussion Groups. We started as three to five couples meeting once a week for a year or so before the pandemic. Discussing BEMA episodes and the supporting materials each week has been a spiritual lifeline, so we were not about to let a quarantine make us give that up. We started meeting via Zoom back in March of 2020.

Although it is not the same as meeting in person, it has worked amazingly well for us. Barriers like traffic, distance, weather, meeting room size, and, thanks to the shutdown, even schedules, were removed. Our coordinator sends out the episode and a Zoom link each week and whoever can join in does. We now have an average of twelve people who meet weekly on Zoom, and it has even allowed us to have our friends from Florida and California join us from time to time.

As things started to open up again, we had a potluck dinner as our first in-person gathering in months. For some of us, it was the first time we had met—but we all felt like old friends.

Our challenge going forward is finding the balance of the flexibility and availability that online meetings offer with the warmth and energy that in-person meetings offer. It is a challenge we welcome! Either way, we plan to continue discussing BEMA episodes every week. (And we are just starting Session 3.)
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.

SEPTEMBER 9: YouTube Q&A on Marty’s channel
SEPTEMBER 10: Marty and Josh at Xavier University
SEPTEMBER 12: Marty preaching at University Christian Church
SEPTEMBER 15–16: Yom Kippur
SEPTEMBER 17: Marty and Josh at Northern Kentucky University
SEPTEMBER 20–21: Marty at Christ Fellowship in Kingsport, TN
SEPTEMBER 20–27: Sukkot
SEPTEMBER 29: Marty at Ohio Christian University and University Church

OCTOBER 12: Marty and Josh at Miami University (Ohio)
OCTOBER 14: Impact Campus Ministries donor Q&A on ICM’s Facebook
OCTOBER 17: Marty preaching at University Christian Church
OCTOBER 17: Facebook Q&A on BEMA’s page

NOVEMBER 3–10: Marty in Kansas City
NOVEMBER 14: Instagram Q&A on Marty’s account
NOVEMBER 14: Marty preaching at University Christian Church
NOVEMBER 17–22: Marty at ICOM in Virginia
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