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Bishop Hougland invites you to join him and his wife Dana on this Holy Land pilgrimage that will expand our knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land. A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to it as the "Fifth Gospel." Please consider being part of this adventure in faith and join us in experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime journey as we walk where Jesus walked!

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About the Pilgrimage

With Bishop Hougland and his wife Dana, the tour will be led by Dr. Douglas Mohrmann, Assistant Professor of Religion; Co-Director of Honors Program at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids and member of Grace Church, Grand Rapids, who will serve as our tour director. Dr. Mohrmann has led numerous such pilgrimages over the years and has done a masterful job organizing our 2018 Pilgrimage.

The dates of the tour are April 10-19, 2018 with an optional extension of April 19-22 in Jerusalem. On this 10-Day journey you will visit all the major sites, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and more.

The cost is $2,598, which does not include airfare, though airefare will be arranged for the group.

There is room for up to 45 pilgrims.

See the brochure.

Click here to read the letter of invitation from Bishop Hougland.

Getting Started on Making Arrangements

Interested persons may learn more about the trip by going to a special web page:

Under tour, enter HL18. The date is 041018. Code = E. ID=57441

International airfare/flight planning will be managed by Dr. Mohrmann who can be reached at