March 20, 2010

Another BIG Day!

Shalom from Jerusalem! We've made it to "the House," as Marty likes to say. It's exciting to be here and we are looking forward to our time tomorrow.

We spent today making our way out of Galilee westward towards the Mediterranean, making some BIG stops along the way. First, we visited Megiddo - one of the world's most ancient and prominent cities. Next, we rode up to Mt. Carmel and re-lived the story of Elijah vs. the prophets of Baal - on the same mountain where it happened! Then a big hike down! We ended our day by visiting Caesarea. There we began to learn of Harod's audacity and what it means to build something that lasts.

We're now in Jerusalem where we'll finish out our trip. Everyone is feeling well and in good spirits - thanks for praying! Our hotel is right inside the Old City walls, and we are looking forward to another BIG DAY tomorrow as we explore the city - with the Text in hand - and see what God has for us.

Until tomorrow!

1. At the pagan altar in Megiddo. 2. At the top of Mt. Carmel. 3. Forge girls on the way down from Carmel. 4. Mt. Carmel from the bottom - quite a hike! 5. Caesarea. 6. Whole group on the Mediterranean Sea at Caesarea. 7. All of us! 8. Forge guys atop the aqeuduct.


  1. How exciting to be in Jerusalem! What a day! We have had a terrific day here, too. We wanted to go to the zoo, but we were rained out - all day! Cold, too. Heidi is soooo cute and we are having such a great time with her. She knows so much! Love to you all. Nana and Pops

  2. Jim and Allyson HarttMarch 20, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Still following daily and enjoying the updates and pictures! Praying for continued inspiring days and safe travel, and looking forward to hearing firsthand about your exiting adventures! We miss you Mitchell and can't wait to see you Tuesday.

    Blessings from the Hartts

  3. Scott and Denise DalrympleMarch 21, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Couple inches of snow on the ground and expecting more for our 2nd day of Spring in Dallas area! Not as exciting as being in Jerusalem, however! Continued prayers for all of your health and safety. Tell Matt D. we love him and are looking forward to seeing him soon!

  4. Hello again, We woke up to SNOW this morning and it is still snowing at 12:30 and looks like it will snow for this afternoon, too! And this is the first day of Spring??? Hope you had a good day! We are. Love you, Nana and Pops