Going on Faith

Winter 2017

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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Brodhecker's strength is found in her passion for faith travel. "I've always been told my passion is my greatest sales tool," she said. She encourages others to share in her experiences and travel to biblical destinations to make the connections that have helped her grow in her own beliefs. For Brodhecker, faith travel is more than a vacation: It has encour- aged her desire to develop a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. She builds trips in such a way that others will see the places and sto- ries of the Bible come to life and experience a growth in their per- sonal convictions the way she has. Today, Brodhecker's company, Priscilla Woman's Tours, focuses on women-only travel as an enriching, faith-filled experience. The name came from the story of the biblical figure Priscilla, whom Paul met while preaching in Corinth. Priscilla and her husband, Aquila, were tent-makers and worshippers of God. They traveled and lived in Rome, Greece and Turkey because of the growing persecution of their faith, and later traveled and worked alongside Paul to teach the Gospel in Ephesus, located in present-day Turkey. Because of her example in faith and a life of travel, Priscilla is an example to "modern women who also want to go and explore, meet and experience the world in a comfortable atmosphere with other modern-day Priscillas," Brodhecker said. Brodhecker strives to bring faith to the forefront on her trips in a meaningful way that engages both the heart and the mind. "Some people think that faith-based travel is reading the Scriptures or taking Communion, but it's more," she said. "You're see- ing the sites of biblical history; for example, in Greece, the country and their philosophy, as well as how Paul challenged their stoic intel- lect at Mars Hill." Brodhecker incorporates Scripture into her trips in a variety of ways. Printed itineraries include Scripture references, and devotionals are part of the activities at different sites. Sometimes she even employs actors to bring biblical stories to life. For example, on a trip to Corinth, Brodhecker brought in an actor to portray Paul in the market of the ancient city during the time he spent working alongside Aquila and Priscilla making and selling tents. Trips may also feature guest speak- ers who bring added layers of meaning or understanding. While many trips are to biblical destinations, Brodhecker and her groups travel all over the world. Although some trips go to destina- tions outside of the Holy Land, they still incorporate faith and fellow- ship. A past trip featured Gigi Graham, daughter of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, as she shared her personal experiences, thoughts and favorite destinations in Switzerland. 8 8 8 . 2 5 3 . 0 4 5 5 W W W . G R O U P T R A V E L L E A D E R . C O M / E B O O K it's GAME ON ebook T E N C U S T O M - M A D E A C T I V I T I E S F O R G R O U P S FREE ONLINE! for your groups! G A M E S VO L . 1 I S S U E 2

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