The day started out with singing happy birthday to Dean and Gaby. They are twins and turned 18 today. The bus sang happy birthday to them first thing. What a way to spend your birthday...in Jerusalem!
(Jer 29:11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
We met at the garden tomb and heard pastor Chuck give a message on the resurrection. We then had communion. It was a special time and a great way to spend our last day in Israel.
(Acts 1:3) to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
Thist is the Lion's Gate. See the lions on the upper right and left of the gate? We walked all around the city with our tour guide as he pointed out things to us about Jerusalem.
(Psa 48:12) Walk about Zion, And go all around her. Count her towers;
After we had a study at the pool of Bethesda we went in to St. Annes church built during the time of the Crusades. We sang and worshipped in the church as it is known for it's great acoustics. Our worship leader was Billy on the harmonica.
(Mark 14:26) And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
After a visit to the upper room we took a group photo of those on our bus. We had such a great time getting to know these special saints from all over the States who like us joined with pastor Chuck and Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.
(1 John 1:3-4) ... truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
Here are the birthday twins at the airport ready to go home. What a great trip we had! I am looking forward to sharing on Sunday morning about the trip as I tie it in to the message from God's Word.
Lord willing we will go again to Israel in spring of 2012. Hope you can join us!!
(Heb 6:3) And this we will do if God permits.
SHALOM!! : )