Today is a good day to let the pictures tell the story, so I have included photographs from the last couple of days.
A view from our hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee on the morning of our departure for Bethlehem.
One of the border guards as we were entering Bethlehem.
This was an “impromptu” worship service in a shepherd’s cave in Bethlehem.
Jeff Badke blending in with the palestinians in Bethlehem.
That night several of us went shopping and I tried on some new crocs – they didn’t quite fit.
Milton Martin was entering into talks with John McCain. That is why he is not in the picture. I was making sure I was not going to have to negotiate for Milton’s release.
Keith and Carla singing a duet while worshipping at the Mount of Olives.
Standing on the Mount of Olives with Jerusalem behind us.
Part of our group eating in a recommended local restaurant that caters to Arabs. Hummus, falafel and all the fixins’!
A highpoint for many – a visit and prayers at the Western Wall.
It is getting late tonight so I will plan to post more pictures later.
We look forward to sharing with you more about our fatastic pilgrimage.
Peace be with you.