Our days here have been big, and the lessons we have been learning and the application to life has been bigger. Today’s weather was an answer to our prayers; the breeze was cool on our weary bodies. We went to Nazareth today, and made our way through the wheat fields. The difference with Nazareth compared to Galilee and a few of the other places we have been is that it is completely different then it was around two thousand years ago. It is a bigger city, the fields were nice, and I loved seeing a big long line of my family trailing down the way; throwing wheat “rockets” at each other. I have been realizing on this trip how much being a part of the Joshua family is a blessing in my life. We have also added to our family on this trip with our bus drivers Duran, Egal, who have become such a big part of our trip. They have such amazing personalities which make getting on the bus so fun. I had a funny thing happen with Duran, because at one of the hotels his luggage got delivered to my room and I didn’t know it. Well he was looking for it for over an hour and he was frustrated, I finally figured out that I had someone else’s, and now it’s a funny thing he jokes with me about, and he keeps asking me why I would want to try to wear his clothes. I hear Charlotte and Bri constantly quoting him. Ronny and Boaz, our Israeli tour guides have been such a blessing. They have such knowledge about every location; they really add so much to this trip. Ronny’s name means joy, and happiness, which is so evident in any conversation or bus ride with him. Speaking of bus rides; we have learned a song a wonderful song that hopefully you will all hear. The moral of my story and the lesson I have learned today is that anywhere you can make family, and that family will always be a part of you. Today with our new family, we had the second annual Usa vs. Israel soccer game, which was another great opportunity to hang out together. That has been one of the best things about our time in Israel is all of us being together as a family. Click here to see pictures from our trip or here to see the past blogs from our trip.
Katy Danger Bernheisel (listen to my thoughts below)
Listen to Salem and Jake’s thoughts on the trip
Here is a talk from today as well as the Joshua students singing at the Jordan river