March 24, 2009

Chilly Day in Jerusalem!

Good Evening Everyone!
We had quite the day today! We made our way into Bethlehem to see the Herodian (one of Herod the Great's 6 palaces) and the Church of the Nativity (where we got the amazing opportunity to see an Armenean church service held on the location where Jesus was born). After that, we headed to the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Seplchure (where Jesus was crucified and buried). It was a BIG day!

What made our day even bigger was the weather. Israel is in the middle of a 3 year drought, so they will take any rain they can get. So, we praise God for the LARGE amount of rain He brought upon the Land today. Unfortunately, we were out in it all day - along with the 40 degree temperature and ~30mph wind. Needless to say, it was a little uncomfortable at points, but, believe it or not, we actually learned a ton! We're much warmer now and all dry - so not to worry. :)

Tomorrow will take us around the Old City of Jerusalem - hopefully to the Western Wall, the Temple Mount - just to name a few. We'll finish up our day early, pack our bags and then begin our 2nd day without going to sleep as our flight leaves Tel Aviv around 10:50pm. I hope to be able to share one more post with you before we leave, but in case we don't, we're excited to see you all and share all the Lord has done!

More pictures for you to enjoy!


  1. You poor little things! I hope that tomorrow will not be as cold and windy!
    Continuing to pray for y'all and can't wait to hug of of y'alls necks and hear a plethora of stories.
    And remind everyone to please not keep the tradition of throwing up on the plane on the way back- it's not a pretty sight! :)

  2. As Marty would say, I hope the "favor of the Lord is on you, buddy" and you get to visit the Temple Mount again - maybe for more than 20 minutes! Enjoy your last day. We are looking forward to having you back. What a trip! It looks like it was wonderful. I can't wait to hear all about it. Love you guys!