Traveler Testimonies

Dr. Anthony L. Jordon, Executive Director, BGCO “Dr. Cathey is one of the most effective leaders and servants I know. He has a grasp of the people, culture, and language of Turkey. Dr. Cathey leads groups to visit the country where so much of the New Testament was lived including the churches of the Revelation. He has a tremendous way of leading groups to go where Paul went and do what Paul did!”

Dr. Keith Eitel, Cross-Cultural Specialist, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary “Dr. Cathey truly has a special calling to lead groups. Like the Apostle Paul he’s willing to meet people in the highways and byways. Traveling with him is a lesson in doing what Paul did, where Paul did it.”

Billie McDonald, Retired Teacher “Turkey, what a pleasant surprise to find such a beautiful country full of such warm, kind, and beautiful people. I had in mind that it would be like other Third World countries I had visited, but it is not. In eight days, I learned more history than I ever thought possible. The people won my heart and I will be going back in the spring and hopefully take another Team of tourists with me.”


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Cross and Crescent Conversations

Have you ever met a Muslim? Have you ever spent time conversing with one? Did you know that most Turkish Muslims have never met a Christian? Cross and Crescent Conversations trips provide Christians and Muslims an opportunity to speak with one another.

Most Muslims are told what Christians believe by other Muslims, but have never spoken with a Christian. A Muslim friend asked, “How can so many people be wrong?”

Are you willing to participate in a Muslim – Christian dialogue? Most Muslims do not know Christians like you exist, even though they see old church buildings.

Muslims say, “I have never heard of a Protestant, what is one?” “I didn’t know Christians lived moral lives as good or better than Muslims.” “For a Christian to believe he will go to heaven seems to be arrogant.”

Are you willing to share your life and love with those who are curious about Christians? Then come to Turkey!

Muslims view Western society through the eyes of Hollywood and the media.

“Because of what I’ve seen on TV, I thought Christian women were all immoral.”

“Christians are polygamous since they marry and divorce readily.”

“How can an educated society have so much crime

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Turkey, The Other Holy Land

When someone says, “I’m going to the Holy Land” what region of the world pops into your mind? Most think of the countries of Israel, Jordan, Egypt, etc. But not Turkey!

What the majority of Christians do not know is that Turkey is “the other holy land.”

Faith Tourism: Turkey, led by Dr. David Cathey, invites you to go to the place where the Gospel was first proclaimed by the Apostle Paul. He invites you to come and study the scriptures in the very place where many of the books were written.

Travel down the hall of history through Bithynia, Cappadocia, Galatia, Pontus, Pisidia, Phrygia, Mysia, Pamphylia, Lydia, and Thrace as you learn about these ancient regions from New Testament times.

You will live and learn among the local people. See and experience the Bible in its historical roots.

Will you begin your journey of faith? Come to Colossae and study the book of Colossians. Study the book of Ephesians in the city of Ephesus. Read Galatians as you travel through Galatia.

Walk the streets where the people of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor from the book of Revelation walked. Pray and prepare for God to do a great

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Travel Opportunities

The Other Holy Land Tour

This tour provides an opportunity to study the Bible in a biblical land. Join Dr. David Cathey, Christian Professor of History and Philosophy, on a Bible study tour like no other.

Can you imagine reading the book of Ephesians in Ephesus? Or while walking down the streets of Galatia and other Biblical places? These trips are a blessing to everyone.

We do not have set dates for these trips. As much as possible we attempt to work around your schedule and plan accordingly. At some point we may need to have set dates, but until that time comes please take advantage of our flexibility and come when you can.

Trips are held throughout the year. If you would like to participate, please go to our Contact Us page and fill out the enquiry form. Let us know when you would like to come and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Estimated cost per person:

Round-trip airfare plus daily ground costs. Please contact us to see what the current cost is for hotel, food, and local transportation. Any purchases you may make beyond these items are your own additional expenses.

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