Post 12: Official Blotter for Oct 25

This day, as described by Tim and Lisa Otterbacher, included a boat ride on (and putting feet in!) the Sea of Galilee, the Primacy of Peter, and Magdala, believed to be the home of Mary Magdalene. Click HERE to read Tim and Lisa’s full account of this very special day!

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Photos from Our Travelers

Here are some wonderful photos that give us glimpses into the experiences that Anna, Brenda, Celene, and Lisa are having in Israel. Take a look! CLICK on any photo for a closer view. HOVER your mouse over any picture to read its caption.

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Post 11: A Sandwich Day

FUMC member and Office Assistant Anna Schoettle writes about a day with visits to interesting archaeological sites, spending the evening at the Mar Alias School, and a harrowing stop at a checkpoint sandwiched between these events. Click HERE to read Anna’s post about this sandwich day.

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Post 9: To See or Not to See

Traveler Don Schultz writes about walking the Wall in Jerusalem (and seeing thought-provoking street art there), visiting some other well-known sites in the city, and enjoying a special meal prepared by the group’s Palestinian hosts. Click HERE to read Don’s post.

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Post 8: Rami and George

Traveler Mary Beth Byrne writes about meeting Rami and George, a Jewish Israeli man and a Palestinian man who have both had daughters killed in the ongoing violence in Israel. The men are now part of an organization called Parents’ Circle/Bereaved Families organization, which helps families find support and works for peace in the region. […]

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Post 6: A Day of Grace, in Worship and Nature

FUMC member and Office Assistant Anna Schoettle, and fellow traveler Shannon Clarkson, write about the experiences of attending services at the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, and taking a challenging but beautiful hike later in the day. CLICK HERE to read Anna’s and Shannon’s account.

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