March 22, 2009

Last Day in Galilee

Hey everyone!
Sorry for the late update tonight - we had some time to play tonight after another big day, so that means a later blog entry. :)

Today, of course, was another full day with so much to learn and lots to take in. The weather was, again, amazing and the Lord was gracious in giving us more strength to our achy legs and bodies. This morning began with a bus ride just south to Gamla (the place where Gideon's men drank from the spring), then we headed back north to the Decapolis where we visited Bet Shean (where Saul's body was hung) and Susita (a pagan city on the east bank of Galilee). The day came to an amazing end as we went to the Jordan River where a few people of our group had the chance to be baptized for the very first time!

Tomorrow we head to the Big House (Jerusalem), but on our way we will stop at Meggido, Mount Carmel and Caesarea. We continue to be blessed by your prayers and all still remain in good health and without injury! Baruch Hashem!

Hopefully I'll be able to find internet at our next hotel! Until then, please continue to pray for good weather and soft hearts as we continue to learn!



  1. Every step of your trip has been so humbling...the thought of being baptized in the Jordan River is beyond words. Thanks to each of you for sharing this journey with us.

    Special hugs to our precious Jennifer as she is blessed each moment of this trip--walking where Jesus walked.

  2. We are singing praises to our Savior for each of you! What an amazing be baptized in the Jordan...we are weeping for joy!

    Matt, we are praying for your precious family as you are away from them leading and guiding our precious sons and daughters...again thank you for your leadership and listening to God's calling in your life...

    At His Feet,
    The Mercer's

    Jimbo, your beloved Aggies lost to Uconn by ALOT!
    The Ags,OSU and ut are all out...but, Mizzou,OU and Kansas are representing the Big 12 going to the Sweet 16.

  3. we love you all and continue to pray for weather, health, and stamina!

  4. What amazing posts and photo's! We continue to hold you up in our prayers and look forward to your safe journey home.

  5. Ahhh.... we miss you! That's it, next year I'm coming again! Of course, it means that I'd be missing our little Heidi... tough decision. :-)

  6. Matt,
    Thanks so much for the daily pictures and updates!I can see the glow on each person's face.
    What a honor to walk and be where our Lord and Savior was!Stephen we have miss you so much, but so thankful you have got to see the Bible come alive. Alice Lindsey said she loved seeing you wear the Pauline sport shirt in Israel! May God continue to keep you in His arms on the way home. Love Mom & Dad