We’re Here! (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/7/18) – Co-op City Baptist Church

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“The doctors said I probably wouldn’t live very long….”  

Our founding pastor, the late Rev. Julius Sasportas, would often share the story of his fragile start in life. But he defied the odds and lived for over 90 years.

Rev. Sasportas’ experience is a metaphor for the Co-op City Baptist Church.

We’ve had to scrape, sacrifice and fight for everything. Although we’ve been knocked down many times, by God’s grace, we have never been KNOCKED OUT.

Any day now, cranes will arrive on the site, and the “digging” will begin!

Our new church edifice will include a state-of-the-art facility to house a comprehensive youth education and recreational program.

But, we can do more things faster for our kids if we’re not in debt. Working in the red is why many large community-based projects shut down. And we will not fail these kids! We need to earn $100,000 in a year.

Kindly donate, and share this link through social media so others can join this effort.

It’s easy to say you want our kids to excel in math, reading, technology and science, but will you actively support such an outcome?

Even if you don’t know us, please do this **(seriously)** …

Pray over your credit card. Then make your donation as a love offering to God. He will bless you for being a blessing to children.  Thank you!

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We’re Here! (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/7/18)

We arrived in Israel on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, after a long but smooth flight from New York on Turkish Airlines.

After traveling for over 20 hours, the journey began as we were picked up in Co-op City, to be transported to JFK airport to catch our initial flight, which was 9 hours. After a two hour layover, we caught our connecting flight in Istanbul, Turkey, which took us to Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv.

Upon arrival, we met with our tour guide Gil and our bus driver Nisan.

There was no rest for the weary, as the tours began immediately, with the seven-hour time difference, (Israel is seven hours ahead of us) it is now about 3:00 in the afternoon.

From the airport, we immediately drove approximately an hour to Caesarea’s National Park, The Roman Theatre.

At the park, we saw sights from where performances were held, to the area where the gladiators fought for the entertainment of the Roman leaders. We also saw some of the coffins that were used they were called Sarcophagi and were made of stone.

There was also some purchasing of souvenirs by members of the group.

Following our visit to the park, we traveled to our hotel, the Tiberias Leonardo Club, for dinner and a good nights rest.