Friday, March 20, 2009

March 20

Wow I feel totally relieved right now. I took four tests in less than two weeks and I feel like everyting went pretty well, I actually learned a lot of things that I have wanted to learn. When I am pushed by a test and a grade I feel like I can really get down to business and get a lot of things done. So now that I am off of panic mode we just had a Galilee Orientation and they showed us a couple of awesome places we will be going.
I don't have much to write about because I have been way busy, and for the almost two weeks we will be in Galilee and I may not be able to give any updates while I'm gone. But keep it real out there. Until soon.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 7

Hey everyone, I just got back from Jordan and we got to visit some awesome places. First we went to Mount Nebo where Moses would have stood and would have been shown the promise land that he would never be able to enter, but for the people he was able to identify the land of Isreal as the promised land they had traveled to before he was taken up by God. Then we went and walked throughh some Roman ruins which was so cool to walk those streets that have been there for more than two thousand years and being able to see the city structure with churches, stadiums, and other huge buildings with the classic arches and the whole nine yards.
The biggest event was going to see Petra and first saw the treasury that is the second wonder of the ancient world. There are so many more things there though that I had no idea where there. There is a lot of hiking there and I climbed up to a couple of high points and had a lot of fun there. Petra is a place I was so glad I was able to go and experience. We went to the Jordan river last and it was cool to see the place that I was named after. We sang a couple hymns there and I really was able to feel that it was such an important place in Christian history.
The night we got back we played a game of soccer and the next morning we went to Tel Aviv which is a more modern city about forty minutes away and relaxed on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea for a couple hours after we went to a meeting house where David Ben Gurion declared the state of Isreal.
Now that that trip is over we have a couple of midterms we will have during this next week so we have our work cut out for us. In fact, we even have a half day field trip tomorrow to some museums I haven’t heard too much about. It was Shabbat today and church is always such a needed thing. Life is so good right now. I love all of the things I am experiencing right now.