Shimon Peres, Israel’s former Prime Minister, President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died early Wednesday at the age of 93. Thursday morning, I wanted to walk by and pay my respects. Continue reading Shimon Peres
Its official, we are heading back to Israel on Student Visas. We received notice, Monday that they were approved and we needed to pick them up in the Israeli Consulate office in New York City. So, after trying yesterday and having the scary tire problem, we made it there today without incident. Thank the Lord!!! Everything at the Consulate went very smoothly, although we had to wait for about 2.5 hours. Continue reading Heading Back
We are off to see some sights today and we spotted some camels off to the side of the road. Since that’s on our list of “must do’s”, we stopped and the kids each got a short ride. They look like they would be very comfortable to ride across the desert for a long trip. LOL.
Visiting Ceaserea by the Sea today. Such a beautiful place. I could walk around and look for hours, but sadly the children are not so enthused by more ruins. We took a picnic lunch and ate before we walked around. This city is referenced in Acts where Paul was brought as a prisoner after appealing to Ceaser, Acts 25. And it is where he addressed King Agrippa recorded in Acts 26.
Today there was a bus bomb in Jerusalem. I was in a store a few blocks away. I walked over and got a few pics but my phone was dying. Soldiers were all over the place. The news reports we are hearing are saying several different things but it does not sound as though anyone was killed. Two buses were involved but it’s unclear from the news which was carrying the bomb. Continue reading A Sad Day in Jerusalem
Not many people get to be at the spot where the greatest events in history happened on Resurrection Sunday. We were here. And it was a very special day for our family. We started near the top of the Mount of Olives and read about the triumphal entry. We talked about how Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem and the people were ecstatic thinking their deliverance and military triumph was at hand. We talked about how He wept over the city because they were so lost. Continue reading Resurrection Day in Jerusalem