Holy Land Adventure

Awesome Pilgrimage, Adventure, and Mission

Bill and Karen Rudge recently returned from their tenth Holy Land Adventure. It truly was an inspiring pilgrimage, exciting adventure and fruit bearing mission for a team from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Oregon. The weather was wonderful and everything went great.

We visited and explored sites throughout Israel confirming the veracity and historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Bill spoke in Jerusalem at For Zion’s Sake Ministries (Calvary Chapel of Jerusalem) to a loving congregation of Russian Jews and messianic believers. The service was awesome with a powerful message by Bill through a Russian interpreter, special music by Elaine and Char, and testimonies by Deborah and Jerry. He has spoken many times in Jerusalem, as well as ministering in other Middle Eastern countries – always a great blessing.

The team met with two former BRM staff, Ron and Gigi Banjak (now living in Israel), and heard Moisha Shamir’s incredible account of how he survived the Holocaust. Clothes were donated to Ron and Gigi for Ethiopian immigrants.

We had a meeting with a pastor in Bethlehem. He had been shot multiple times, the church set on fire and windows smashed several times, and his brother was martyred in Bethlehem by three men with machetes. Yet he still boldly proclaims the Gospel in a predominate Muslim area.

Clothes, supplies and BRM books were given to a Pastor in Bethlehem for distribution to Arab Christians and Palestinians. Clothes and supplies were also given to the Russian immigrants and bedouins.

The team went to Israel at a most exciting time – Israel’s 70th year anniversary as a nation and the U.S. recognizing Jerusalem as its capital.

It was an amazing trip and we plan to share additional photos in upcoming blogs and newsletters. Many lives were touched, blessed and encouraged through the love of Yeshua and the team returned safely with many wonderful experiences and accounts of God’s faithfulness and blessing.

Comments from Bill and Karen’s Previous Holy Land Adventures

  • Wow! What a life-changing experience we all had! Dean
  • The trip was exceptional. The food and accommodations were wonderful. Dan
  • What an experience! We loved traveling with you. Teenie and Arthur
  • We surely enjoyed our adventure with you. Thanks for all that you did to make this adventure so enjoyable. John and Dorothy
  • Thank you so much for hosting your pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It certainly was an experience of a lifetime. Lois
  • Our Israel trip went so well and perfect that I never had any intentions of going back, just for the simple fact that any future trips would pale in comparison. However, when I get married I plan on going back so I can share that incredible experience with my wife. Corbett
  • We want to thank you for all of your hard work in planning and executing the Israel trip... such a wonderful job. Thank you for making everyone feel a part of the group. Doug, Rebbie & Josiah
  • This was a fabulous trip all the way around. Sheree
  • Just wanted to thank you for bringing that wonderful group to our home. We really enjoyed their visit and you are welcome back anytime. Ariel (former BRM staff now living in Ashkelon, Israel)
  • Dear Bill and Karen, Our people were blessed and so thankful for your message; so many good words about your visit. You truly blessed our fellowship! In Yeshua’s love, Bradley, pastor of For Zion’s Sake Messianic Congregation, Jerusalem

Holy Land Adventure from Bill Rudge on Vimeo.

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