Israel | Day One

We are so tired.  Started our travel on Monday, 11am and just now going to bed for the first time.

church bus!

We flew out of Austin and went to Newark, NJ.  We had about 4 hours before we loaded the plane for Israel.

There are 11 of us.  10 from PromiseLand San Marcos plus Ani Simonson from Nigeria.  He arrived about 2 hours before we did.  What a great sight to see our dear African friend and be a part this journey with him.

There were quite a few Jews on our flight that wore traditional clothing and practiced prayer rituals during the all night flight.  It was interesting to see them in action.  We arrived in Tel Aviv at about 5:30pm Tuesday and it was already almost dark.  I was shooting video in the airport when an Israeli security guard came to me and told me to delete all my pics/videos of the airport.

We left the airport in a sweet 20 passenger bus.  We made a stop in Old town Joppa. This is where Paul met Simon the tanner.  This is also where Jonah disobeyed, got on a boat, and eventually ended up in the giant fish.  Tel Aviv is on the Mediteranian Sea.  It is a very modern town with Mc Donalds and many other America things.

Will Krauss, Mason Murphy, Pastor Ani and I went for a late night stroll down the beach.



cool building

Now, to bed! Tomorrow, we will see Peter’s home in Caeserea, Mt Carmel (where Saul lost his life and Elijah called fire down from heaven.)  We are also visiting a Christian Church in Nazareth that evening.

To see all the posts from Israel, click here.


About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at

Posted on January 15, 2013, in Isreal. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the update. Keep em coming

  2. Be safe. I hope you take a bunch of pictures. Much Love!

  3. Awesome pastor!!! Praying for y’all !!!

  4. Reading with tears.. Just thinking… My prayers and heart are with you all.

  5. Praying for you Pastor have a blessed time

  6. i’m so glad u all got there safely. love all the pictures it is very pretty there. cant wait to see more. tell your dad and mom i said hi miss u all and always thinking about u and the church. hope u have a great trip

  7. So awesome to see and hear about!

  8. Irene Hollifield

    Thank you so much Pastor for taking the time to video your trip and allowing us to follow along. So exciting! Can’t wait to read and see more. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  9. Correction. Peter, not Paul met Simon there.

  10. Miguel & Silvia

    Keep the pics and videos coming, you are the eyes of all us there in the Holy Land.

  11. Please notice how accessible your journey is, Rob and I would love to go. Thank you for documenting, it’s exciting to watch. We love ya’ll bunches. God bless!

  12. Santiago Alfaro

    Great to see you all are doing ok. Keep on keeping on Pastor.

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