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February 22, 2017

Well, this is the last blog from Israel. 

We started our day with a visit to an alternate site of the crucifixion and a garden tomb. Ever since we got here, our guide has always said, "There are no addresses in the bible, so we are not sure if this s the exact spot."  S...

February 21, 2017

Today we started off with the Good Samaritan Inn.  In Luke 10, Jesus iells the parable of the Good Samaritan.  It is just a story, but Jesus’ parables were based on realities of life.  Excavation of this site is not far from Jerusalem.  They uncovered caves and a carav...

February 20, 2017

Today was an interesting day.  We began entering the old city of Jerusalem through the Dung Gate.  It gets its name because that is the gate the refuse of the temple was taken out and burned.  It is the closest gate to the Western Wall.  The Western Wall would be the c...

February 19, 2017

Today's story will be a little different because we didn't travel with a guide today.  We stated by taking a bus to the Damascus Gate.  Once inside the city walls, we went to station 8 and went to a new upstairs chapel for Sunday worship and Communion. 

After...

February 18, 2017

We had a pretty eventful day.  Before walking, our guide showed us the wall of the city and the area that separates Jerusalem and from the Kidron Valley.  This picture is of the wall of Jerusalem.  The darker stones on the corner are from Jesus’ day. 

We...

February 17, 2017

Today, we started traveling west on “the road to the sea.”  Probably the way anyone, including Jesus would have traveled from Galilee to Jerusalem.  On the way we saw the city of Saffet, probably the city he referred to as ‘The City on a Hill.”

Our first stop was Z...

February 16, 2017

Let's see if this is any better today!

Today was even more of a blur.We started out at the museum with a boat found in the sea of Galilee that would have been from about the time of Christ. 

After that, we got on a boat and cruised to the center of the Sea of Galilee and...

February 16, 2017

Currently, I am sitting on a balcony overlooking the Sea of Galilee.   When I first thought of this, I thought this would be a great way to follow me, but it is not even close.  There was way too much to see.  This is very abbreviated

First stop today was...

February 14, 2017

I am now in Tel Aviv.  Too tired to write too much but it was interesting checking in to El Al,  Flight was good but pretty tight.  Here is one picture of the Mediterranean Sea about an hour before landing.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better internet connection and...

February 14, 2017