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Mary & Jesse Samudio
San Antonio, Texas
I had to share what a great experience I had today dealing with Inspiration Tours and UpWords Ministry. I had a concern about our upcoming trip that was handled quickly, expertly, and with care and concern by everyone involved. Our most sincere thanks to Shellie and Kelly at Inspiration, and to Cheryl at UpWords. We were very blessed by each of you today. Thank you! May God continue to bless each of you, as you have been a blessing to us.
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I had to share what a great experience I had today dealing with Inspiration Tours and UpWords Ministry. I had a concern about our upcoming trip that was handled quickly, expertly, and with care and concern by everyone involved. Our most sincere thanks to Shellie and Kelly at Inspiration, and to Cheryl at Upwords. We were very blessed by each of you today. Thank you! May God continue to bless each of you, as you have been a blessing to us. In His love, Mary and Jesse
Tara Roberts
Vancouver, WA
It wasn’t just a tour, it wasn’t a vacation, it was an experience where Jesus loved me so much [that] He wanted to show me where He was born and where He grew up and where He taught and where His friends were and where miracles happened and I got to see all of that and He kept on showing me all these things. I was able to delight in His life in a very intimate way.
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[My husband and I] both wanted to pursue God more than just a nominal Christian life; we wanted more. I knew that I wanted to go to Israel and had been invited by different parties but I was waiting for just the right one and it came along when I decided to go to Philadelphia to see Joel Rosenberg. We had planned [to see Israel] for the next year—bought tickets for myself, my husband Jeff and my daughter Savannah 11 years old—and we went on a trip of a lifetime. It wasn’t just a tour, it wasn’t a vacation, it was an experience where Jesus loved me so much [that] He wanted to show me where He was born and where He grew up and where He taught and where His friends were and where miracles happened and I got to see all of that and He kept on showing me all these things. I was able to delight in His life in a very intimate way. I know there are many vacations people can go on, many places they can visit. Go to Europe and see history there [or] go to Hawaii and go surf—but ultimately if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ and you have the opportunity and the Lord calls you to it to see His intimate life and how He grew up and how He died for you and where He died for you and where He rose for you and where He’s going to come back again for you, [then] I hugely recommend this opportunity. And I hope to see you there because I will return.
Tammy Kjormoe
Ackley, IA
I admire your patience and ability to answer the same question 15 times. Summed up.......you are great at what you do.
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I suppose there is an outside chance that you have already forgotten those you have most recently traveled with but even if that is the case with me I still want to let you know that I think you do your job well. You keep the groups organized and make it look like your job is effortless tho it is a talent to make it appear as such when it is quite the contrary. I admire your patience and ability to answer the same question 15 times. Summed up.......you are great at what you do.
Linda G.
Secor, Illinois
From the very beginning of our trip Inspiration Cruises exceeded all our expectations on a daily basis.
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My husband and I went on this tour in 2014. I remember scouring the internet for any information I could get my hands on about traveling not only out of the country, but Israel? My husband booked this trip as a surprise for me and boy, was I surprised! Never had I ever wanted to travel to Israel but I smiled graciously and packed every known remedy I could think of, just in case. Turns out there were around 850 people on this tour with us. We flew out of New York, can't remember what airplane it was but it was a massive jumbo jet. As we sat in the belly of this airplane surrounded by our fellow travelers, strangers, the only people we knew was each other. When we arrived in Tel Aviv we were met by representatives from Inspiration Cruises who shuttled us by bus to our hotel and a late night supper. From the very beginning of our trip Inspiration Cruises exceeded all our expectations on a daily basis. We did a lot of walking every day but I still managed to gain 5 pounds while we were there. The food was great and abundant. We chose the 3 star hotel instead of 4 or 5 stars. Our rooms were clean and neat. The only problem we had on this trip was electrical outlets in our hotel rooms. Each time we could only get our adaptors to work in one of the outlets so we could not charge our phone and use the hair dryer at the same time. The people we got to know best were the 48 we traveled with on bus 8 every day. Our tour guide, Jeremy was the BEST!! Not only did he know the history, he is a wonderful Christian man who read the Word, prayed and sang with us at many of the sites. On the airplane on the way home we were sitting next to the same people we sat with on the way over but they were no longer strangers, they were our good friends from bus 8!! Great job Jerry!
David
Alexandria, VA
Looking forward to helping many more people experience the Holy Land with you.
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Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for helping us to have an amazing first "DC Metro" Israel trip. I knew the Lord had great purpose in our meeting last year. Looking forward to helping many more people experience the Holy Land with you.
Ronna R.
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We just returned from Israel on the Joshua Fund Israel Tour. I just wanted to compliment Dave Peterson on an outstanding job of organizing this trip for our group. I am a basic Type A personality who organizes and coordinates the details of the trips we take. At the outset of the tour Dave invited all of us "Type A" tourists to leave the details to him, to relax, and to enjoy the tour ahead of us. I can tell you that I was able to do that and that every detail was carefully, thoughtfully, and efficiently carried out. We enjoyed our trip immensely!!
Bob R.
Gayle and I will never forget the awesome experiences of this tour. In addition to the hospitality of Inspiration and Turning Point staffs, our tour was made so much more enjoyable and educational by being on Bus #2 with Amit as our tour guide. His wealth of knowledge of the Holy Land and the Jewish people was just incredible.
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Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for making it possible for Gordon, Kimberly, Gayle and I to make our first trip to The Holy Land. The Inspiration Staff per usual were the greatest! I don't know how you do it with some of the very difficult logistics but you always come through. Gayle and I will never forget the awesome experiences of this tour. In addition to the hospitality of Inspiration and Turning Point staffs, our tour was made so much more enjoyable and educational by being on Bus #2 with Amit as our tour guide. His wealth of knowledge of the Holy Land and the Jewish people was just incredible. All that and a wonderful sense of humor! We hope when we go again, we find Amit will be our guide! Thanks again for everything.
Gilda Coombs
San Diego, California
This was my first experience with a tour and I must say it was an amazing experience! Everything was so well organized! I always knew what was happening and felt very relaxed and comfortable the entire trip. I will highly recommend Inspiration to all my family and friends!
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This was my first experience with a tour and I must say it was an amazing experience! Everything was so well organized! I always knew what was happening and felt very relaxed and comfortable the entire trip. I will highly recommend Inspiration to all my family and friends! I would even consider going on ANY tour they are associated with. Thank you Inspiration staff for all your hard work and constant support! God Bless you!
Johnette L.
I loved everything about this trip and the life changing experience that is so hard to explain. I think one of the things that changed me was being baptized in the Jordan by Tobin. Whenever I read scripture of John baptizing Jesus, I think "wow" I was baptized there too. Changes the heart.
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Everyone has asked me what place I loved best. I always answer it depends where I was at the time. I loved everything about this trip and the life changing experience that is so hard to explain. I think one of the things that changed me was being baptized in the Jordan by Tobin. Whenever I read scripture of John baptizing Jesus, I think "wow" I was baptized there too. Changes the heart.
Brian & Cheryl J.
Sydney Australia
We were so blessed by you all at Inspiration Cruises and have not stopped sharing our experience and letting people know about you. We would love to travel with you again. We continue to be amazed how smooth everything went and how much we were able to see in such a short time as well as the value for money of the trip.
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We want to say how greatly blessed we were by the tour to Israel with Max Lucado. Thank you for all the work you all did at Inspiration Cruises & Tours to make the trip such a memorable time for us. We were constantly amazed how smoothly the organization of the tour went as there was never crowding at the sites or a “hick up” with the arrangements. Thank you for all the fun, meals and exciting things we were able to see. During the trip Max Lucado gave us some amazing teaching that helped to bring the bible alive. I said to Max that I would love to hear the teachings again and again and you made them available to us. We were so blessed by you all at Inspiration Cruises and have not stopped sharing our experience and letting people know about you. We would love to travel with you again. Please keep us on your mailing list and use us for a reference when you need a satisfied traveller. We continue to be amazed how smooth everything went and how much we were able to see in such a short time as well as the value for money of the trip.
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