thank you, to all of you who helped make this trip happen.
We arrived at the Tel Aviv airport around 8:30pm Tel Aviv time (1:30pm EST) after a full day of travel from Washington DC to Istanbul to Israel. Regardless of the time, we were pretty tired. It was about a two hour trek to Nazereth where we stayed in a compound of apartments attached to the English Hospital.
|English Hospital accomodations|
|Christina taking in the view of the Valley of Armageddon from Mount Precipice|
Sean read the Scripture from Luke where Jesus read the Isaiah passage about preaching the good news to the poor and freedom for the captives and releasing the oppressed then shared some insights while standing on the mountain the crowd led Jesus up in order to throw him off!
|Sweet Spot to give a Sermon|
|Great job Sean!|
We then spread out and spent some time alone.
|Rahel overlooking Nazereth|
Afterward we headed to Hunter and Lauri Lambeth's for breakfast and orientation.
|The porch was the place to be|
After lunch we went on an afternoon adventure by the Sea of Galilee to one of my favorite places: Mount Arbel via the Jesus Trail.
We met our tour guide for the week, Amer Nikola who became a great friend to all of us.
|Amer demonstrates the difference between Wheat and Chaff|
We logged 15+ miles Day 1!!!
|The fields along the Jesus Trail|
|I met this little guy (nearly stepped on him!|
|The intrepid Dakota ready to climb now that he's had his fruit pop|
|Back up the valley from whence we came|
|Sunset from on top|
|Weary but full|
|the Sea of Galilee|
|Our home away from home|
|Christina like her director likes to climb things|