08/06/2017 - 08/06/2017
I'm a little behind in posting - most of our days here are long and full and my access to wifi is limited.
On Sunday, we all got to sleep in a bit and then attended church at St George's Cathedral. The service was in English and Arabic and we worshipped with pilgrims from Hong Kong, Florida and some local folks too. After church and lunch, we traveled to the museum of Israel, where we saw the Shrine of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a model of the Old City.
We had a visit from a local Muslim man who gave a great talk about Islam. The kids were talkative and engaged, and asked terrific questions. They're preconceptions are being challenged and they are like sponges soaking up new information.
Looking forward to a walking tour of the Old City tomorrow, a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where we'll be able to touch the stone of Calvary, among other things.
More to come as I'm able to post. Our youth remember you each morning during morning prayers and share their ongoing gratitude for being able to be in this place.
Peace to all of you.