February 10, 2008

We're In Israel!!!

Hello friends and family! At long last we have made it to our hotel in Arad, Israel and we are safe and sound. We're headed to bed for the night after a really long day of travel. It's not every day that you get to see the sun set twice in one day (or travel over 6500 miles around the world!). Tomorrow we're off to Masada to see the great palace, En Ghedi where David hid from Saul, and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

We are all feeling great and REALLY excited to be here. Thanks for checking in with us and for your thoughts and prayers. I hope to be able to post pictures of our day tomorrow.



  1. I'm glad you've been able to find internet so easily so far. Great to hear the updates and that ya'll are safe and sound! Can't wait to hear how the first day goes.

  2. Yea! Glad to hear you are there safely. We sure appreciate your updates. Our prayers go with you. Love, Mom and Dad Lantz and Jodie

  3. So exciting! Praying for y'all ... get some good ideas for next year!

  4. Tis is Rachael Hitt's mom. I was sharing your trip with my senior homeroom this morning and just got chills all over telling them about what all ya'll are going to do. We plan to follow your progress and pray for you the entire time.
    Beth Hitt

  5. Glad you guys are safe. You're all in my prayers! Matt tell Darcie that Andrea said we got it down to 2.5 pages!!!!!!!! YEAH (she'll know what that means).


  6. We are praying for you - I will make sure the cadre gets updated today. I will pray for extra grace and energy on the first day!


  7. Ended up sharing the blog with the rest of my classes today. They are all excited and look forward to the updates as I do!
    Love and prayers from Parkview Baptist High School!