Jul 12, 2017
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Covenant Journey students, led by Mat Staver, Founder and President of Covenant Journey, Chairman of Christians in Defense of Israel and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, arrived today in Israel for a life-changing 10-day tour of the Holy Land. These Christian college-age leaders from 33 colleges and universities will follow the footsteps of Jesus, the prophets, and the kings from one end of Israel to the other. Covenant Journey is an immersive experience of the biblical and historical sites. Students will read the Scripture in a new way after being in the places where the events transpired. They will also learn about modern Israel, including business and technology, and geopolitics.
Mat Staver was a recent guest on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN)’s Praise program, hosted by Matt and Laurie Crouch, and discussed Covenant Journey, Israel, and the Why Israel Matters series, produced by Liberty Counsel and Christians in Defense of Israel. The Covenant Journey ministry was also featured on the Why Israel Matters original television series on TBN. The ‘Footsteps’ episode, hosted by Mat Staver, provides a glimpse of the Covenant Journey experience in the Holy Land for these Christian students who are leaders on their college campuses and in their communities.
Covenant Journey provides a life-changing experience with the primary goals to strengthen students’ Christian faith and equip them to be goodwill ambassadors for Israel. Qualified students pay $500 and the rest of the trip is underwritten, including air fare from New York, hotels, three meals a day, luxury tour bus, entrance fees, expert guides, spiritual leaders and expert speakers. Covenant Journey students have come from over 230 private and public colleges and universities, including Ivy League schools, such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth and more.
“As we tell the students, ‘the journey begins in Israel – and continues for life!’ What happens in Israel does not stay in Israel,” said Staver. “It will be an especially significant time as we follow in Jesus’ footsteps leading up to His death and resurrection. They will fall more in love with Jesus, and their passion to read the Scriptures will increase. These students also become advocates for Israel and the Jewish people. Their lives will never be the same,” said Staver.