We call them “the boys”
I promised that I would try and do a little blogging while on the tour. I did not realize just what I had promised! But today, I will catch up some.
Today is my son, Will’s, birthday. So, first things first: “happy birthday!” I have been so blessed to watch Will grow in the Lord. It is the most important thing for a parent, knowing that their children believe in the one true God—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
On that note, I will celebrate this evening with a special dinner for Will. In our family, the birthday person, gets to pick the restaurant and/or meal of the day. My guess is that I will also be fixing a pecan pie. My pleasure.
The tour has gone very well and everyone seems very happy to be in Israel. I have already heard that several people are making plans to come back in the Fall. The group is on the way to the Dead Sea and Masada. They will “float” in the dead sea and see where the Jews took their last stand at Masada against The Romans.
At the baptism service in the Jordan River, we had a young man accept Christ and be baptised. It was a good day for all of us. Mike is with a group of three other guys who have been friends for over ten years, and some since college. They planned well over a year ago to be in Israel at this time. We call them “the boys.” Such fine men in Christ. Just a real joy to be around them. So to Mike’s wife, I say mazel tov! Mike is a new creation and we will keep you both in our prayers. This baptism was a highlight of the tour for me.
Tomorrow is the “dig” and another exciting day in Jerusalem. We will be sifting Temple Mount debris, so I am sure that since we have already been to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount area, this will be a real visual for all of us.