Ever wondered if there is really life after death?
You'll find the answer in "Encounters with Heaven".
Want to know what happens at the moment of death?
Read many examples in the 100 stories Karin shares from her experience as a hospice harpist at the bedside of the dying.
(Short concert version video below)
The perfect memorial gift - Heavenly Harp
Other ministry: Musical Programs to inspire your gratitude and Concert Experiences to reignite your faith
Need a break?
Time to get away and unwind and remember what is truly important?
When's the last time you had so much fun you were laughing out loud?
Karing Journey is the retreat "arm" of the ministry of Heavenly Harp. Check out some fun and life-changing opportunities in 2019. Leave the cold of winter behind & join Karin in Phoenix for a few days.
Check out the ministry of Heavenly Harp/ Christian Harp Music in action this summer on tour.
If you've ever felt helpless & wished you could do something that would make a positive difference to those facing terminal or chronic illness and those who are grieving, Encounters with Heaven, is the perfect gift!
If you'd like to purchase a copy with an accompanying CD, click HERE.
Heavenly Harp & Karing Journey have always been committed to serving, healing and loving. Currently we do this in several ways:
1. Through our concert tours ~
* helping you recover from the grief of losing a loved one
* helping you know you don't have to fear death
* providing you Christian resources to minister to those going through difficult circumstances
2. Through our retreats ~
* creating extended, deep Christian community
* helping Christians grow exponentially in faith & gratitude in a concentrated time
* helping Christians remember how to be the light, love, fun and joy of Christ to the world
* helping people recover from traumatic events, negative emotions and limiting beliefs
3. Through Scholarships ~
* educational scholarships for students
* scholarships for those in financial need to be able to attend a Karing Journey retreat that will change their lives for the better
4. Through Ministry ~
* "Beauty from Ashes" retreats offered in safe houses, for girls & women recovering from sex-trafficking, helping them discover they can be a "new creation" in Christ
*Your purchases and donations allowed Karin Gunderson to receive training to bring "Beauty from Ashes" retreats anywhere! This effective retreat for restoring human dignity & helping people recover from shame, guilt & other disempowering emotions will bless many people! If you have a heart for those who have been abused, click the DONATE TO MINISTRY EFFORTS. Over 2 million children have been sold or kidnapped into forced into sex slavery.
*Bring this retreat to your church & community to bless those who have been hurt emotionally, sexually or physically.
5. Through providing clean water ~
*Through our summer tour with Heavenly Harp, we were able to donate a well that will service up to 500 families so they gain access to clean, safe water.
*Communities are healthier. People spend less money on medical expenses and more on food and education.
*Instead of spending hours each day gathering water for the family, women and children have time for work and school.
Thank you to everyone who came to our concerts this summer and made all of these things possible!
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Always wanted to see some of the coolest things in Europe, but didn't want to take an impersonal tour? Come with Karing Journey's Karin Gunderson
*Increase your spiritual connection to the Lord
*Enjoy fun and spiritual moments together in cathedrals to one of nature's finest cathedrals - the Alps!
*Fill your heart with gratitude for all God's good gifts!
*Enjoy fresh, wholesome cuisine
*Glory in the beauty of God's creation!
*Stand in awe before famous sculptures and paintings.
Explore London's British Museum & National Gallery, with an option to watch the changing of the guard & visit the St. Paul's Cathedral. Then feel the awesomeness & closeness of Jesus as you experience Evensong at Westminster Abbey.
After a couple days in London we'll fly to Switzerland where you can appreciate the beauty of the Alps as we ride a train to a visitors center on a mountain pass and then meander through the mountains on a well-traveled trail to our lunch spot. From there, we'll walk down a little more to catch the train back to the valley below.
The following day, have a day to sight- see, paraglide in the Alps or take a train to an ice hotel on top of one of the mountains! The next day, take a day-trip to Lucca, a Baroque Benedictine Abbey unlike the many Gothic, Renaissance, and Classical houses of worship you’ll see on the trip. Majestic and stunning scenery are everywhere.
Next, we'll climb on the train to take us over the Italian Alps and into Florence, Italy where we'll experience some of the finest sculptures, paintings, and Cathedrals in the world. We've got a fabulous native-Italian to take us on a walking tour of Florence including visiting the famous Duomo and Michelangelo's David. The following day we will visit a castle turned art gallery and it's fabulous grounds - the Uffizi gallery. The following morning we hop aboard a high-speed train to Rome.
In Rome, you'll want to see the Colosseum all lit up in the evening and we'll go to a concert
More detailed info on the entire tour and add-on option coming very soon!
Hope you'll join us!
Valley below Murren, Switzerland, where Karin Gunderson paraglided above the mountains!
Swiss Alps, paragliding over massive waterfalls
*Feel the closeness of Jesus as you walk where he walked
* Grow in your appreciation of all He did for you
*Bless the country that blessed us with Jesus in a day of volunteerism that fits your abilities
*Grow in faith and love toward all God's people
*Enable the Bible to come alive to you in a whole new way, that draws you into it
*Share this incredible faith journey with other Christians, some of whom will become lasting friends.
Day One: Departure
Meet in Newark, NJ to join flight to destination - Tel Aviv or schedule your own flight to be in Tel Aviv no later than 10:15 a.m. May 12th
May. 11, 2019, (Sat) Newark, NJ (EWR) 4:45 PM leave
May. 12, 2019, (Sun) arrive Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) 10:15 AM
Day Two: Tel Aviv/Jaffa/Netanya -Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport
Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to the waiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to Netanya via Joppa for a panoramic orientation to the land
Day Three: Nazareth (Netanya)
This morning we will follow in the footsteps of Paul and make our way up the Plain of Sharon to Caesarea. We will visit the aqueduct, the ancient Herodian harbor, the remains of the seaside palace of Pontius Pilate, and the theater. Continue to the altar of Elijah at the Muhraka atop Mount Carmel
Day Four: Sea of Galilee/Capernaum
Begin the day boarding a wooden boat for Ginnosar – sailing in the footsteps of Jesus! Visit an original fishing boat of Jesus’ day recently discovered
Day Five: Dan/Caesarea Philippi
Travel north to the Upper Jordan Valley to Dan. We will combine a nature walk with views of the ancient ruins. Continue to the foothills of Mount Hermon Caesarea Philippi, where Peter acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah. Climb to the cave and remains of the pagan temples of Roman times
Day Six: Beth Shean/Jericho/Dead Sea
Leave the Sea of Galilee to go to Beth Shean, a magnificent Roman town, with colonnaded streets and bath houses. Pass Mount Gilboa to Jericho, the world’s oldest city, to climb the Tel to view the ancient towers and the Mount of Temptation, marking Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness
Day Seven: Jerusalem
Travel up the Dead Sea coast to visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and hidden up until 1947. Traverse the Judean Desert to ascend the Mount of Olives for a breath-taking view of the Old City Descend the traditional Palm Sunday Road to the Church of Dominus Flevit
Day Eight: Jerusalem/Bethlehem
We begin at the Western (Wailing) Wall, remnant of the Temple in which Jesus preached and sacred place of prayer for Jews all over the world. Continue to Temple Mount to view the Dome of the Rock. We will stop to worship at the Rabbi’s Steps on the Ophel Ridge
Day Nine: Jerusalem
Crossing the New City of West Jerusalem, we view a 1:50 scale model of the City of Jerusalem of Jesus’ Day and Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Continue to the Herzl Museum
Day Ten: Global Voluntourism Day
This day will be devoted to global voluntourism in Bethlehem or Jerusalem. We will spend time ministering to orphanages and hospitals, picking fruit, helping students practice their English, or painting and cleaning churches, schools, or community centers
Day Eleven: Jerusalem
This morning, we visit the Pools of Bethesda, and sing in the adjoining Crusader Church of St. Anne. Proceed up the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We conclude our voyage with a communion celebration at Golgotha and the Garden Tomb
Day Twelve: Depart for Home
Morning at leisure to explore the Old City
This is a flexible itinerary. Except for confirmed appointments, the places of interest and the sequence of sightseeing might be changed if necessary or desirable.
Tour price with self-arranged airfare to Tel Aviv (Land-Only): $2,763
Tour price including airfare from Phoenix, AZ: $4,445
(U.S. government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges up to $700 included)
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