This past summer I had a chance to tour Israel with some wonderful friends (old and new). Below is a journal of my experiences. I’m posting because I think this kind of fun, but also because my friend Mark Christian and I are leading a similar tour this summer from May24 – June 2. Click here if you’re interested in coming!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Wednesday was travel day, so not much to report. Flew from Springfield through Chicago and Newark to Tel Aviv. Once arrived (after customs), we hopped on the bus and drove to Tiberias. Landscape looked just like California for the most part! By the time we got north enough it was too dark to see much, but we could make out the lights of Tiberias for sure. Checked in to our hotel, ate a good dinner and had a devo, then off to bed. Woke up to a pretty amazing view of the Sea of Galilee, and am sitting now on the hotel deck overlooking the water. No longer anxious about being gone (which was the feeling that dominated over the last couple weeks), but can’t help but have cautious expectations about what this experience will hold. Hope to be overwhelmed, to be honest! Also to learn of course. I need nothing more than what I already have, but I’d love to know more what that is. Continue reading