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Packing for days

Packing, Packing, Packing… (Sung to the tune from Rawhide).  It seems like I have been packing for days and days. Finally, the bags are ready.  I get so excited thinking about going to Greece and Israel, that I will hardly sleep tonight in anticipation.

The Fall tour begins in Greece and includes Athens, a 4 day cruise to Mykonos, Rhodes, Kusadasi in Turkey (actually Ephesus) and Patmos.   The island of Patmos is gorgeous and it is where John wrote Revelation.   In reality, next to Israel, I really like Greece.  I like seeing where the “good news” spread after starting in Israel.   Athens, Ephesus, and the islands of Greece are still where they were thousands of years ago.  I like walking the sites and seeing what the first apostles might have seen—where Paul preached.  It really makes the Bible come alive.

And of course, we will be in Israel seeing the Bible sites.  Fall is a great time to go to Israel.  The weather is gorgeous with crisp, cool mornings and warm days.  We end our tour in Jordan at the site in Petra.  I am looking forward to meeting new pilgrims and seeing old friends on the tour.

Please pray for the Fall tour, for travel mercies, and for eyes and ears to hear what the Lord is leading each of us to know about Him.

Look for the blog from Greece and Israel.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

One Response to “Packing for days”

  1. Dixie McLelland Says:

    Well, I have been looking forward to your trip as well. Can’t wait to see and hear and feel the sights through your eyes and blog. I read the newsletter faithfully for news as well but please keep us informed of anything that might be different (imagine that) than what we hear in the media. Shalom, will pray for you and your trip.