Travel Blogs from Jericho
... This world has a destination. It’s been a long ride, but we were promised a time when none of this will ever happen again. A world free of millions of people who have chosen evil as their way of life. And a world that doesn’t turn 20 year old kids into war hero’s.
Until that time, we will continue to cherish these young “lochamim” and know we will never be able to fully thank them for what they have done for us.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning in Israel. After breakfast, we headed back up north to Jericho, the famous Biblical town and the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. This is occupied territory in the West Bank and there are severe warning signs along the road. Located near the Jordan River, Jericho is a very ancient city whose oldest ruins are those of a settlement dating to 8000 years ...
Today is Shabbat in Israel. Because all of the Jewish sites and businesses are closed, we visited the sites that are run by Catholics or secular Jews. It was another great day in the land where God placed redemptive history! I still have to pinch myself sometimes to confirm that I am actually here.
The day started with a worship service on the Sea of Galilee. We boarded two boats and traveled out to the middle of the sea. The sailors ...
... houses did not have bomb shelters. Now if an alarm went off people only had fifteen seconds to reach a bomb shelter. Now that is an awful way to live and it's no surprise that more than 75% of the residents suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Now the videos that we shown in the Sderot Media Center were very sensational and I felt a bit over the top, but I understand what they were trying to do. They were attempting to convince me that life in ...
March 28, 2014
We woke early and saw Jupiter and the moon shining over the Sea of Galilee. Unfortunately, my photo didn't show it clearly, but it was awesome.
Our first stop was close to the Jordan border where we saw the actual place of Jesus' baptism. We were surrounded by areas of land mines. The Israeli's plant these there to keep people from crossing the border. The Jordan River was probably only 20 feet ...
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