This past January, Matt and Laurie were joined by Joel and Victoria Osteen, their ministry team and about 800 enthusiastic TBN partners for a glorious tour of Israel—including a historic Night of Hope service in Jerusalem broadcast to TBN’s worldwide audience.
Joel and Victoria were joined by their children Jonathan and Alexandra, along with the Lakewood Church ministry team, for a great time of music and ministry from the Jerusalem Theater.
One of the highlights of the trip was a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who graciously greeted Matt, Laurie, Joel and Victoria.
Matt and Laurie were warmly welcomed by the President of Israel, Shimon Peres.
Matt, Laurie, Victoria, and Joel visited the ancient Western Wall in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. This wall is all that remains from the original Temple built by King Solomon.
(Pictured left to right): Sar-El Tours president Samuel Smadja, Laurie, Caylan, Matt, Victoria, Joel, Alexandra, Jonathan, and Cody stopped for a picture overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Matt and Laurie taped an interview with Mr. Peres, during which Laurie shared a special word of Scripture from Psalm 122, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”