Galilee, Nazareth and More! (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/8/18) – Co-op City Baptist Church

Church Building Fund

$2,690 of $0 raised


“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.

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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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Galilee, Nazareth and More! (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/8/18)

After a good nights sleep, we began the day with a buffet breakfast.

After breakfast, we hit the road again. We drove through the towns and farms of the Plain of Sharon in route to Ceasarea, the site of some of the major events in the lives of Peter and Paul.

We traveled to Gideon’s cave and viewed the sites in Judges 5-7, where Gideon with the help of God and 300 men protected the land.

We moved on to Megiddo, the inspiration for James Michener’s “The Source”
Archeological digs which reveal 20 layers of civilization, including fortifications of King Solomon and the water tunnel of King Ahab.

Megiddo provides a view of the Jezreel Valley, the prophesied site of Armageddon.

Later in the day we traveled through the hills of Galilee to Nazareth, site of Mary’s Well and Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle.

We visited the Church of Cana of Galilee:
Min. Dianne Thomas, Associate Minister, Church of New Vision, gave us a sermonette.

Scripture Passage: John 2:1-11.
Theme: Save the Best for Last.

Min. Thomas informed us that when the wedding celebration ran out of wine Jesus’ Mother persuaded him to turn the water into wine, which he miraculously did. After performing the miracle, the guest raved about how the wine Jesus made was better than the original wine. It was his first miracle and it was performed at the wedding in Cana.

Today being International Women’s Day, it shows that women, mothers and sisters have the power to help change and perform miracles with the assistance of the Lord.

After being blessed by the sites and the Word of God, we traveled back to the hotel for dinner, relaxation and a good nights sleep.