After several flight cancellations and reschedulings, our group of Holy Land pilgrims, Pastor Aida, Cyndy, Dawn and Lois, boarded a plane late Wednesday evening.
We received a message from them on Friday letting us know that they had arrived in Israel and were already having a wonderful time. Cyndy’s message is as follows:
“We have arrived in Israel….my message sent from Istanbul did not go through, sorry…
Enjoyed our day today…went to the Sea of Galilee for the boat ride with a worship service in Galilee.
Talk soon…moving on to Bethlehem tomorrow!”
February 2nd update:
The travelers report that they have been baptized in the Jordan river, have gone to see Herod’s tomb and spent time in Jerusalem. Cyndy commented on the many stray cats they saw in Jerusalem. No one keeps a cat as a pet but they all feed the strays as the take care of the mouse and snake population. They are tired buy having a wonderful trip.
February 4th update:
On their last day in Israel the pilgrims enjoyed lunch overlooking Jerusalem, a Palestinian dish, maqluba, an upside down chicken and rice dinner.
Lois sent the following message: