Four years after Experience Israel Now launched its full-time work on September 1, 2015, there’s a lot to celebrate.
The heart of our ministry remains our one-of-a-kind Bible conferences. Pastor Andy Cook has made nearly 400 presentations in churches, schools, prisons, businesses and small-group Bible studies. Attendance at those events has topped 50,000!
“I thank God every day for the privilege of doing what I love to do, and for all the people who help me do this work.” – Andy Cook
There have also been seven group trips to Israel during that time (306 travelers), two trips to the land of the Bible exclusively for shooting new video, and one mission trip to Zambia.
Two new books have been published and two more have been updated with new editions in the past four years. Pastor Andy has continued to be featured in short spots on the Christian Television Network, in regional conferences with the Friends of Israel and has even been interviewed by National Public Radio.
Want to learn more about our conferences, resources or trips? Explore this web site or contact us today!
Researchers at one of the two potential sites of Bethsaida, originally the home of Simon Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44) believe they’ve nailed down the location by discovering an ancient church.
According to news released this week, the discovery of an Eighth-Century church strengthens the claim their site has to be the birthplace of three of Jesus’ disciples, and the site of many of Jesus’ miracles.
To read more from the Times of Israel, click here.
One of the shortest stories in Matthew’s gospel turns out to
be one of the most important.
According to Matthew 16, as Jesus and his disciples pulled their small boat to shore near Magdala, some Pharisees and Sadducees greeted Jesus.
Right off the bat, everyone watching this scene play out must have known trouble was brewing. Normally, when Pharisees and Sadducees met, arguments broke out. Occasionally, blood was spilled. Pharisees and Sadducees got along in those days about as well as Democrats and Republicans co-exist today.
To really set the picture, imagine getting out of your car on a visit to Washington DC. There, waiting arm-in-arm, are President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi! They’re both smiling, and one of them asks if the two of them might have a moment of your time. If that scene doesn’t make you nervous, you’ve not been paying attention to current events! The only thing that would unite Trump and Pelosi – or Pharisees and Sadducees – would be a common enemy!
The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is the best place in the world to remember the world's most important story. It's also a great place to ask the question … Is the story true? Here's why Pastor Andy Cook says we can know the resurrection of Jesus actually happened!
We can't make trips to Israel to record great video without the help of a lot of people. Here's a combination thank-you video and a highlight reel of some of our work. If you've encouraged us, prayed for us, or given to our ministry, thanks for helping us bring the life-changing images from the land of the Bible to audiences everywhere!