What our passengers are saying.
Dear Maranatha Tours,
Here I sit exactly 1 month to the day since our tour began of the Holy Lands. To be honest, I am still unpacking all of the things that we saw and experienced. I had so many questions that the LORD alone could answer about why we had been delayed so many times (7 in all) and why we could not go. All of my questions were given joyful and satisfactory answers. I wanted to thank Maranatha especially for all of the help that you gave to me and my family with the trips as well as the constant moving and working to get my son and my wife overseas. I am awe-stounded as to the work you did, effort and genuine ministry that you put into my family. I am sure there are several great tour companies that serve the Holy Land, but as for me and my house we will ONLY use Maranatha. Even as I write this I am already scheduled for another return trip that is taking on larger proportions than the one I just returned from.
For me, the major goal that I wanted for my family was to impact my son and my wife in such a way that their faith would be strengthened for the experiences that are coming. My son is 18 years old and I was fearful for him because so many young people move out into the world and their faith becomes damaged by temptation and false teaching. What can a parent do to make their child as prepared as possible to face a world that is against Jesus? I think all we can do is raise them in a Christian home, live out real faith before them and then let them stand where Jesus stood and see where He did His work. My son says that the Garden Tomb was the most powerful part of the trip for him. I saw God touch him there. My prayers were answered by the obvious impact that Jesus did to him and the work that Maranatha did to make sure that my son got to experience it. I can never express enough thanks or appreciation in any form to equal what Maranatha Tours has done for my family.
There were complications and my oldest son was not able to join us on our trip of July ’21. Maranatha Tours moved his trip to October 2022 without a hesitation. They are already looking out for my oldest son. To bless a parent simply bless their child. I am convinced that it was Jesus guiding me to Maranatha when I took my very first trip. I will always go with them when I can.
There is a lot of talk about the dangers in the Middle East. I can HONESTLY say that I never felt ANY danger of any kind whether from Covid19 or from violence or from a national conflict or from any other situation that may have arisen. The parts closest to my heart (except for my oldest son) were with me as I traveled. Maranatha Tours made sure of a safe, fun and life changing trip, even when we went to areas where they are notorious for trouble, the people greeted us warmly and chanted “USA, USA… etc”. We were well protected.
Not only would I recommend Maranatha Tours, I have done so on dozens of occasions. I am already scheduled for my return trip in October 2022!
Bro. Randy G. Beals
Pastor, New Haven Baptist Church of Milan TN.
I would like to take a moment to tell you just how excellent our tour guide, Roman Tyutnev was on my recent trip to Israel. His knowledge of the history of the Holy Land was astounding to me. He gave me an understanding of teh Holy place of the Holy Scriptures. As I traveled through, listening to him, I was amazed at how alive Jesus' day was for me. He was polite, religious, knowledgable, patient, and kept us all together, which was no easy feat. It was obvious to me that he loves the Lord and loves this land.
The tour was well planned and I am tired, but alive in the lord.
I trust you are doing well, and that you and your loved ones are enjoying this holiday season. I wanted to take a moment to write you and the Maranatha Tours team a note, on behalf of myself and my mother, to say THANK YOU!
Thank you so very much allowing us the incredible privilege of taking this trip to Israel; it was absolutely life changing. There were so many great memories and moments that edified our faith in Christ that it would take me a book to write them all down. Again, thank you.
I also want to say that you have an amazing staff, both states side and in Israel. From the initial contact and trip reservation, to the time we arrived back home. We felt safe, cared for, and always well tended to with incredible excellence and professionalism. I already have, and will continue to recommend Maranatha Tours to anybody who ever wants to take a trip to the Holy Land. And at some point in the future, I look forward to going back with a group of friends so they can also have this amazing experience.
So once again, and from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! May the Lord continue to bless you, your team, and your entire company in multiplied ways!
Good Afternoon Nancy,
My son, Jonathan, and I just got back from our Holy Land Tour and I am still in awe. Our guide, Foteh Mickel, was outstanding. His knowledge of the Bible, history and archeology really brought everything together and will forever change the way I read the Bible. He and our driver, Mohammed, went out of their way to make sure that we got to see everything possible during our stay. Foteh was constantly making sure we had access to sites, and then would make sure we understood the importance of the area and how it related to the Bible and history. He would also insure that everyone was OK with the terrain and make suggestions for easier footing. Rare in a guide. I would recommend Maranatha Tours to anyone. Every detail was covered. When I opened my final packet and found the lanyard included the hotel address, phone numbers and Foteh’s phone number for emergency, I told my son that ya’ll really have this down to an art. By the way, the “Whispers” are absolutely fantastic. Great way to make sure everyone can hear.
Thank you so much for a life changing experience. The memories will last a lifetime!
Dear Jennifer, Greg and Shay,
I just want to take a moment and extend my appreciation to you, staff of Maranatha Tours, our tour guide in Israel, Malcom and driver, Mohammed. As exhausted as our group was coming back home to U.S they expressed a great appreciation for what they learned and experienced in Israel. As one of our group members shared with me in his email, “I never imagined we could cover so much of Israel, see and visit so many sites and Holy places, see the archeological sites under Jerusalem and get the background on the region and the history of Judaism. Again it was the “trip of a lifetime” and a blessing.”
Thank you for your professionalism and hard work, making our trip and experience one to remember!
God bless you all!