Arrival in Israel

by Steve Ray on September 19, 2016

FAMILY AND FRIENDS: please leave comments below to your friends and family here in the pilgrimage and I will read them on the bus each day :-)

First day of our September pilgrimage is off to a great start. Everyone arrived in good shape and we are now in Tiberias.

We just had a wonderful Mass in a 1000 year old Crusader church and a great dinner. Some people went swimming in the Sea of Galilee and others are now in bed awaiting our second day in the Holy Land.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy September 19, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Thanks for posting this! So cool to be able to see where they are and doing.

Kendall Karpack September 19, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Kendall, we are so happy that you have this opportunity to walk in the land where Jesus walked. May the Lord continue His blessings on you and your fellow pilgrims along with Steve and Janet. We are enjoying watching the videos on the pilgrimage. We love you! Godv bless Dad, mom, Brett, Amanda, Lydia and Macy.

Kim September 19, 2016 at 8:11 PM

Thank you for posting this and enabling us to travel with you!!! Prayers are with you Patty, (sorry for the shout out!), and all your fellow travelers. Pray you all have a blessed journey!

David Weymouth September 19, 2016 at 9:42 PM

Love following along…one of the highlights of my life was visiting the Holy Land with you guys last year!

Doug Smith September 19, 2016 at 10:14 PM

I enjoyed the “Day 1” video. Opening up the segment with a mouse afoot at the airport might not encourage a sellout for your next pilgrimage, but I’m sure they aren’t as common in the hotels. We’re praying for all of you back here in God’s country (that’s Iowa, of course) and look forward to joining you via video tour on day 2. Tell Christine I received her blessing here today when I came home from work to find our tiny dead rose bush out back in full bloom. Meanwhile, the grass is turning brown due to heat, humidity and lack of water!

Ben and Shareen Henderson September 20, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Happy to see you arrived. We’ll keep looking for you and following along with your trip. God bless and have a wonderful time

Michael Gorres September 20, 2016 at 11:19 PM

Glad to see that everyone arrived safely!

Melissa Pierce September 21, 2016 at 12:44 PM

Kim and Danielle,
We have been praying as a family for you every night. Dustin and I are following you in the videos and can’t wait to see the pictures when you get home.
Love, Joe, Missy, and Dustin

Jan Pitts September 24, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Hi Kim and Danielle! I finally got on here to look at the videos. I love the Sea of Galilee images and that’s an amazing hotel. My first pilgrimage in 2000 booked a hotel with a view of the sea but not water front. The second pilgrimage with Franciscan stays in Nazareth across from the Church of the Anunciation. Different flavors of Israel from different pilgrimages. There’s nothing like experiencing the Holy Land for the first time. God bless you and your group.

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