In the 17th century one of history’s most devastating wars took place – the Thirty Years’ War took place in central Europe. It remains one of the longest and most brutal wars in human history, with more than 8 million casualties resulting from military battles as well as from the famine and disease caused by the conflict. The war lasted from 1618 to 1648, starting as a battle among the Catholic and Protestant states. It gradually developed into a more general conflict involving most of the European great powers. These states employed relatively large mercenary armies, and the war became less about religion and more of a continuation of the France–Habsburg rivalry for European political pre-eminence. From the war, poverty and disease spread and thousands died as a result of the Bubonic Plague. In the small village of Oberammergau, the death rate among adults had risen from one person per 1000 per year in October 1632. During this time the suffering the citizens…
Helping Christians Go Deeper In Their Faith
In our high-paced lives, Selah offers experiences for Christians to go deeper in their faith by offering travel, retreat and workshop opportunities.
We have local retreats designed to refresh and replenish, as well as travel opportunities including Holy Land and Bible Tours, or simply travel to a beautiful destination with like-minded people.
THE SELAH STORY
The concept of 'Selah' was birthed Lisa Tarzia's personal experience. As the Executive Director of Mission Travel, Lisa has always been passionate about travel that transforms. Through her own journey, 'selah-moments' she experienced were life changing. This drew her to a place where she wanted to provide opportunities for Christians to have these moments.
"Escaping from the busyness of life and making an intentional choice to stop and go deeper in faith is what I want to create," says Lisa.
Selah provides these opportunities through retreats, workshops and travel. Custom made for the Australian Christian, the heart behind Selah is for people to grow and be transformed.
The power of pausing and reflecting is incredible. As A.W. Tozer writes 'More spiritual progress can be made in one short moment of speechless silence in the awesome presence of God than in years of mere study.'
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The Oberammergau Passion Play is quite literally a once in a decade experience, The Passion Play is performed every 10 years in the town of Oberammergau, Germany. The play is a semi outdoor performance, giving the play some life it stages itself in front of the sky and mountains behind. You’re able to be breathing in the fresh air and hearing birds chirping while not being worried about the weather. While not being fully outside it takes the benefits of both indoor and out. All up, more than 2,000 citizens make up the actors, singers, instrumentalists, stage technicians and even animals that bring the play to life in about six hours of playing time. This is a German event but anybody can enjoy the play through the spectacular visuals through the beautiful painterly sets and costumes, powerful music and book to follow along with. You wont have trouble understanding whats going on. The music was written…
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made.” – Romans 1:20 This small ship expedition to Antarctica is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy God’s unspoilt creation is all of its magnificence! We will literally travel to the ends of the earth. A world of ice and water awaits you; an untouched world that only a blessed few have had the thrill of discovering. Huge tabletop icebergs, majestic glaciers, beaches of volcanic sand, windswept moors scattered with moss and lichen: the diversity of landscapes forms a natural haven for fascinating wildlife. “How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.” – Psalm 104:24-25 Learn More