I know on New Years Eve 2021 that I was hopeful and expectant of a better 2022. Having had two years of travel pause, I was prayerfully asking the Lord to make a way for Selah to re-open. Our travel partners in Europe, Israel, Greece and beyond were constantly emailing me “Come!”. But when I dug deep and looked at the practical realities of running Selah tours in 2022 it became apparent that the time is still not now.
Imagine with me if someone on your tour tested positive to Covid-19. They would need to immediately isolate in their hotel room or cruise cabin for 5 days. Meanwhile the tour itinerary stipulates that the tour moves on to the next city or town, leaving these people behind. How do they ever “catch up” with the group? What about the other passengers on the tour? Are they now considered close contacts? Do we stop our scheduled visits for the day & all go and get tested? As you can see, this is not fun and it is not a holiday!
So it was a sad but easy decision not to proceed with our planned tours for the European summer of 2022, including the much anticipated Oberammergau Passion Play, which will be next performed in 2030.
I have peace about this decision, even though it has come at great financial cost to both Selah and many of its clients.
I am grateful that I am a saved by grace Christian who can trust & commit every aspect of my life to the Lord, knowing His plans and purposes are far more amazing and beneficial than anything I could ever imagine.
So for now, my team are furloughed and working elsewhere, and I am about to join a wonderful mission organisation that is passionate about sharing the Gospel with the unreached.
There will be a time when Selah will indeed rise from the ashes and facilitate meaningful and wonderful travel opportunities for Christians to enjoy. You can be assured you will hear from us when that time comes!
Love and blessings