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The Lord your God himself will fight for you”-Deuteronomy 3:22-The Bible

Shalom stood for TRUTH and RESPONSIBILITY in a time of Crisis and the Lord fought for the cause of Shalom using a gentleman Mr. A.H. Shukri of O.S Tour & Travel, Jerusalem, Israel.

It was in the month of November 2015, I took a group of 20 brothers & sisters on a tour of “WONDERS of EGYPT – ISRAEL, EGYPT & JORDAN”. After completing the tour in Egypt, we came to the border of Israel, when the officer in the Emigration Department cautioned me about 8 characters in our group.

She proved her statement right later as the 8 of them ran away leaving their baggages in the hotel room of Nazareth. The Lord gave me His wisdom as I was careful enough to collect their passports from them before they ran away from the group. It was 2 days of tension that I had to pay a penalty of USD 20,000 to the Government of Israel as the Ministry of Interior of the State of Israel made it very clear that it was my fault.

On the 2nd day, one lady, a keralite, working in Tel Aviv on a Work Permit visa contacted me through the driver of the coach we were travelling, tried to put pressure by offering lakhs of rupees that I should leave the 8 run away persons in Israel so that they could illegally settle there. I replied to her, “Go and Jump into the Mediterranean Sea as I will never betray either India or Israel”.  The entire conversation was heard and watched by the remaining 12 persons names given below, travelling in the coach.

Mr. K. Shanmugam &  Mrs. S. Kousalya, Tirupur, Mobile: 98942 43355  |   Mr. N. Sankar, Tiruvannamalai, Mobile: 94436 25653 / 99432 72095 |  Mrs. B. Uma Maheswari, Coimbatore, Mobile: 77080 00000  |  Mr. B. Nagarajan, Kanchipuram, Mobile: 94433 04063   |  Mrs. K. Saraswathi, Chennai, Mobile: 99622 57428   |  Mrs. A. Anantha Lakshmi, Salem, Mobile: 89036 26615 |  Dr. H. Mahesh Yogaraj & Mrs. Prema Yogaraj, Trichy, Mobile : 97894 54513   |  Mr. T.S.A. Manoharan & Mrs. S. Kamalini, Chennai, Mobile: 94433 85032

Later development and the Role of Bro. A.H. Shukri, Managing Director of O.S Tours, Jerusalem and the battle fought by none other than Our wonderful Lord.

Dearest Brother John,   27.04.2016
We have been addressed formally by the Ministry of Interior that 8 of our clients have run away. We confessed and we said, who in life doesn’t make mistakes, who in life can work and not be taken advantage of, We said to the ministry of interior that our Agent John of Shalom and us have been deceived badly by those 8 people, and I in O.S Tours is willing to pay the penalty for this incident, but if this will happen I will be punished twice, once by those 8 pax who took advantage of me, and the second time by the Ministry of Interior who I do my level best to comply with it’s rul

 es and regulations, and Guess what dearest brother John, I have been warned but pardoned, they didn’t make me pay the penalty but made me make a bank guarantee with the amount that if it takes place another time, my money of the guarantee will be taken by them in a blink of an eye. I thanked the ministry so much, I was leaving this as a good surprise for you when you come back again, that your brothers in the Holy Land fought for you and for our reputation. People who have this spirit can’t change their minds when it comes to our Brother John or Shalom.

Regards to your wife and family
Shukri A.H.

Managing Director
O.S. Tours & Travel, Jerusalem
Mobile  00 972 52 50 666 78
email: shukri@os-tours.com

Dear Brother Selwyn,

On behalf of my wife and myself, I thank you for the incredible trip to EUROPE. It was beyond the call of duty. You enhanced our Europe experience by awakening our enthusiasm in the European culture, history and people. We feel we have had a real taste of Europe. Thank you so much for showing us all the important sites. We appreciate all your efforts. We canít thank you enough for making our tour so much fun. We will always remember and treasure this unique experience. The entire trip has been a dream come true for us. Will return to experience more!

Thanks once again!

Wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and perennial prosperity!

God bless



68, 1st Main Road, Ramalinganagar South, Off, Vayalur Road, Tiruchirappalli – 17
Phone: 0431 - 2771672
Registration No. 570 / 2011

Dr. K. JEREMIAH M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S (Edin) F.I.C.S
Consultant Surgeon – Regn No. 15049

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Regn No. 27100

Date : 04.10.2016

Mr. S. John Selwyn.

Dear Brother in Christ,

Greetings to you and the members of Shalom Tours & Travels in the Blessed name of Our Lord Saviour Jesus Christ. It was a pleasure and privilege to have joined the “Spiritual Journey to the LANDS OF THE BIBLE” 2016 from 19th Sept till 27th.

It is said that a “Leader is one, who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way”. You as the leader of the team exhibited all the three qualities in an exemplary manner and gave us a fruitful time of fellowship, Joy and happiness, above all spiritual revival throughout our journey from Chennai Airport and back to Chennai. We never experienced any hardship in any of the places visited. You had made the arrangements so perfect that we had to just ‘walk in’ at all the places of entry.

You and your foreign guides explained in detail at the places with Biblical back ground which were very appropriate and informative. Your dance song நாங்க வலை வீசி மீன் பிடிப்பவங்க during the boat ride at Capernaum was the pinnacle of the tour. It was the unanimous opinion of all the 28 members of the group.

I take this opportunity to thank you and wish you many more trips to the Holy Land with the believers to increase their faith in the Blessed Lord. May He grant you health and strength to carry on the good work for many more years. May God bless your ministry.

A special word of thanks to Mr. Dhanush who co-ordinated with us during your absence.

With love, prayers and best wishes,
Dr. K. Jeremiah

“For nothing is impossible with God” – Luke 1:37 (The Bible)

My distant dreams were made possible and they became a reality. I was given this privilege at 88 years by My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who enabled me to visit the Holy Land – Israel.

I was overwhelmed with joy when I visited the cities of Eilat (South), Tel Aviv – Jaffa (West), The Golan Heights (North) and Kiryat Shmona (North East) with the services of Shalom Tours & Travels, Chennai which arranged everything right from the time I decided to go on this tour, including a wheel chair which enabled me to visit all of the places at my own comfort. 

I was part of a group of 29 believers including my daughter-in-law Mrs. Jintha Titus, which departed Chennai on a 10 day program, ‘Spiritual Journey to Egypt, Israel & Jordan’ in the month of October 2016. Our leader Mr. S. John Selwyn, led the journey right from the start of our departure from Chennai airport with Prayer & Worship. The journey each day started with Praise & Thanksgiving which was also led by him and every place we visited was made special by him when he shared and explained the Biblical truths from the Old and New Testament.

We as a group were very fortunate when in Cairo we were provided the opportunity to visit the ‘Grotto’ (Cave) at St. Sergius Church where it is believed that baby Jesus with His parents Joseph and Mary stayed for a brief period as foretold by the Prophet Hosea who lived about 605 years before Christ.

The Lord enabled me to see all the important places in Israel such as Bethlehem - where Jesus was born, Nazareth – where he grew up as a young boy helping his parents, River Jordan – where he was baptized by John the Baptist, Mount of Temptation, Jericho – where he was tempted by the devil, Lake Tiberias – where he encountered with the fishermen and chose His disciples and again in the same place he walked on the water, silenced the wind and the water, Jordan Valley through which he walked joyfully with his disciples, Galilee - where he preached the important Sermon on the Mount, Tabgha – where he fed the multitudes with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish, Golgotha -  the place of his crucifixion, The Garden Tomb – the place of his burial and resurrection and last but not the least, the Mount of Olives, the place of his ascension into heaven. On the last day of our journey in Jordan, we climbed up Mount Nebo from which place we could see the ‘Promised Land’ at a distance.

It is my earnest prayer that every believer should have this experience as these memories are something I will treasure forever in my life.

Jebathai Chelliah
Chennai – 600 040 

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