- Meet your JE guide and check into your hotel
- Head out to some of the best beaches in the world to enjoy the sun and sand before cleaning up at the hotel
- Dinner, devotions, and orientation for the trip before lights out
- Breakfast and devotions
- Spend the morning learning about dolphin physiology and behavior before setting out on a cruise to snorkel with wild dolphins
- Participate in a marine ecology wet lab before returning to shore
- Use your afternoon to explore Gulf World where you can watch shows and learn about the local marine life such as dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, and more
- Return to hotel to clean up
- Dinner and sunset on the beach before returning to the hotel
- Breakfast and devotions
- Spend the morning at Zoo World, home to over 200 animals, where you will also get the chance to feed a giraffe and have hands on learning experiences
- Check out of your hotel
- Time at the Pier Park to shop for souvenirs
- Lunch on your own before departing for home
The JE Experience
What can you expect to experience on your JE tour?
Not every tour provides opportunities for the exact same adventures, but we train our JE Guides to lead you in experiencing these five aspects of any culture you visit — what we call The 5 “Locals.”
As you experience The 5 “Locals,” we hope you do so not as any cultural observer would. Rather, we seek to immerse you in other cultures specifically from a Christian worldview. That leads us to ask three questions as you experience The 5 “Locals”:
- What value or naturally good things has God placed in this culture?
- How has God already been working in this culture as part of his ongoing work of reconciling all things to himself?
- Are there ways I can participate in this work by serving others and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
The JE Difference
We provide global opportunities that will challenge individuals to consider God’s purpose in their lives. Whether through an intentional site talk, incredible nature excursion, or intentional conversation, all travelers will be challenged to either consider Christ for the first time or be inspired to continue on in faithful ministry.
We provide global opportunities that will examine an individual’s character, expand their perspective, and challenge them to greater leadership. We know from firsthand experience that travel can develop a broader perspective of the world and an increased cross-cultural understanding. Our tours challenge travelers to consider their character and leadership skills.
We provide global opportunities for individuals to engage others with the Gospel. Travelers are able to share Christ through both proclaiming and serving. Individuals are challenged to take a spirit of humility and love as they serve under local ministries to advance the Kingdom.