Travel

Dangerous Camels and the Mess they Leave Behind

by Steve Ray on March 16, 2021

Dangerous living the Bible in the lands of the Bible.

This is a fun 30-second video of me messing with the camel in Haran Turkey where Abraham lived for a while before leaving for Canaan. It is also where Isaac got his wife Rebekah and where Jacob lived for twenty years. They all had camels – and I was living like they did for a few days :-)

This segment is in our Abraham video here.

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Watch my interview along with other Church leaders who have expanded their ministries through Christian pilgrimages and travel. Emerging Opportunities in Church Leadership: Ministering and teaching through group travel. 

With the world shut down for over a year, we are all anxious to get back in the air.

Click HERE to join for free this Thursday, February 25, 2021.

I invite you to watch my interview in which I tell of marvelous experiences, miracles and adventures on pilgrimage, my favorite and worst places to visit and much more. Hear other Church leaders who have expanded their ministries through travel to sacred sites and some travel industry leaders to give us some insight into when groups can travel again.

You do not have to be in church Leadership to attend. You are encouraged to join anyway. And yes, please share the link with your friends in prayer and bible study groups.

Please join us for free Thursday, February 25, 2021. Click HERE to learn more or to register with no obligations.

Our host Alison Stookey is herself a veteran traveler and pilgrim and has escorted ministry leaders in connecting more directly with their community through faith-based travel for over 20 years. Her vision for this conference is to create a space of genuine and generous like-minded leaders who can pour into this audience and breathe life into their faith inspirations of ministry and travel.

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A video of me discovering the place of St. Paul’s shipwreck on the Island of Malta. It is recorded in Acts 27:1 – Acts 28:10. Feast Day of St. Paul’s Shipwreck is February 10.

Join me each Tuesday at 7:35 AM for our “In the Bible Series” on Son Rise Morning Show and EWTN. Today was our segment on “Boats & Ships in the Bible”.

Pictures of me fishing with Jewish fishermen all night on the Sea of Galilee:

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Ultimate Biblical Run through Jerusalem! Take a Virtual Pilgrimage even though Israel is Closed

November 28, 2020

Want to go on a pilgrimage all around Jerusalem on foot? Back in 2011 when my knees were still strong I took off through all the holy biblical sites and documented them with videos and pictures. The iPhone technology was not as good in 2011 as it is today, but it was an exciting 3-hour, 6.5 miles run […]

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My First Flight in Six Months

August 19, 2020

Today I had to fly from Detroit to Minneapolis Minnesota so that I could give a talk here at Legatus. I was also supposed to give a talk at the seminary but the seminarians have not returned yet. So it was my first flight in six months and I was curious to see what the […]

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Augustine’s Comment on Travel; Popes and Saints on Pilgrimages

July 30, 2020

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –St. Augustine ********************************************* Pope Paul VI referred to the Holy Land as the “5th Gospel” implying that a pilgrimage rounds out and compliments the Scripture for a fuller understanding. “A long procession of people…have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ […]

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In case you thought tourism is dead… clever video :-)

March 28, 2020
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Coronavirus and our March Israel Trip (updated 3/9)

March 8, 2020

See my Footprints of God blog. Israel has closed its borders for two weeks. Obviously this affects our March trip. Our April and May trips are still planned to travel. We hopefully anticipate that things will be open in Israel again by then. Stay tuned to our Footprints of God blog.  

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Traveling with Paul, Mary and the Apostles in the 1st Century was TOUGH!

February 6, 2020

Jostling through the crowds Paul and Luke pushed their way to the ramp. The wooden cargo ship was ready to leave Caesarea and they had gathered the last of their supplies. They pressed the silver denarii into the hands of the sailer at the dock. They were allowed onto the ship. They rushed to the […]

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Enjoying Christmas Walking Around Jerusalem’s Old City

December 29, 2019
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Our Weekend Walk through Paris, Preparing for Our Soon-to-Arrive Group

June 2, 2019

Janet and I always arrive early to make sure everything is prepared and ready for our group. Since it’s been a while since we have visited this area of France we came early to scout out all the places our group will visit in Paris and to meet with our agent and guide. I hope […]

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Steve’s 2nd Interview with Al Kresta on Poland and Modern Saints

May 4, 2019

Poland is an amazingly Catholic country, even after having passed through the oppression of Nazism and Communism. It is vibrant, friendly, rich in culture and Catholic faith. It is also the land of modern saints. Join me and Al Kresta for a discussion of this incredible country. Al and I also invite you to join […]

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I Love the Universality of the Catholic Church – Love Being Catholic!

April 18, 2019

We went to Mass a while ago and wanted to share it again. We could not understand a word during Mass since it was all in French. We are celebrating Mass with a church FULL of French-speaking Africans with a white French bishop with an Italian parish priest in a church built by Italians in the […]

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Pilgrimage with Steve Ray 100 Years Ago – Imagine with Real Photos

December 28, 2018

Step into a Time Machine and imagine what it would be like going back in time on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Steve and Janet Ray 100 years ago! I have used actual pictures from over a century ago to re-create what it may have been like. I hope you enjoy! And, I […]

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“Rabbi, I can see the coastline!”

December 27, 2018

I cannot describe the sensation I feel every time we look out the window and see the coastline of Israel from the window of the plane. Yeah, we are exhausted — 8 hours from Detroit to Amsterdam, 3 hours layover, and 4.5 hours from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv. Some who travel with us come from […]

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Is Faith Alone the Basis for the Final Judgment?

October 17, 2018

Is Faith Alone the Basis for the Final Judgment?  By Steve Ray Dear Jerry: I had no intention of writing you again this soon but after having dinner with your brother the other day and picking up a copy of a booklet you gave him entitled Studies In Contrasts: The Doctrine of Salvation (by Herb Vander […]

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