The 2019 Group Joined Rev Tim and Merridie Costello on a journey of history, theology and fellowship through ancient Greece and Turkey. Inspired by the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul, we spent Easter Day at Mars Hill where Paul famously spoke the gospel to those worshiping an unknown God. The book of Acts came to life on this tour, and we will never read it the same way again.
We were so pleased to present Tim and Merridie Costello for our tour guides for the Steps of Paul 2019. Rev Tim Costello is a well known Christian in the public arena. He’s a Baptist minister now working as Chief Advocate for World Vision Australia. Merridie has been a Pastor with Tim in their days leading St Kilda Baptist. She has also been a School Chaplain. They share a love of history, theology, and good stories. He’s big-picture, she’s good on detail. They promised a tour we would relish and they delivered.
"We had the most AMAZING time! Following in the steps and ministry of the Apostle Paul brought the book of Acts alive for us all. Turkey was highlighting some of Paul's ministry but we also got toe visit the Seven Churches featured in the first three chapters of the book of Revelation. The sense of being one big family under Christ was a very special experience for us all.
There were moments of grace, love and understanding throughout the tour. Not only with one another, but with other Christians we met along the way, and of course with the locals. I am so encouraged by this tour and it has for me, solidified my God given purpose, through Selah, to offer experiences for Christians to go deeper in their faith."
- Lisa Tarzia, Director
- Visit Mars Hill where Paul preached of the “Unknown God” in Athens on Easter Sunday
- The ancient cityof Corinth
- Paul walked the Egnatian way in Northern Greece to Thessalonika, Philippi and Berea
- The spectacular clifftop monasteries of Meteora
- ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, 2 days after ANZAC Day
- Seven Churches of Revelation in Turkey
- The island of Patmos where Apostle john wrote Revelation
"Chris & I had an amazing time - Chris even commented that it's one of the best holidays we've ever had - & we've done a tremendous amount of travel!! We loved our travelling companions & felt so welcomed to Tim & Merridie's group.
We were well & truly united in Christ. It's the first time we've travelled with a Christian group & were blown away by everyone's positive attitude (no moaners & groaners) & the respect shown towards one another.
We loved the prayer box idea - loved ones at home have felt so touched hearing that a group of strangers would pray over them every day!! So beautiful! We want to thank you for your professionalism, great attention to detail & desire to ensure that everyone had the best tour possible."
Kay & Chris Woodward
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We have so many exciting tours just like this one.