Saturday, September 20, 2014

Israel 2014

Today is Sept. 20th. That means that in just one month I will be leaving on my trip to Israel.

I can't really put into words what I'm feeling right now. Nervous, jittery, excited, concerned ... a little bit of everything, I guess. I've tried not to think about the trip much so as to temper my enthusiasm, but now with only a month to go, I just can't help myself. I am FREAKING out. I guess it was going to happen sooner or later.

A few people have asked me, "Why would you want to go to Israel?" My response is, "Why would you NOT want to?!"  The Holy Land encapsulates everything I hold dear - God, Jesus, the Gospel, the Bible, history, geography, archaeology, etc ...  it has been "numero uno" on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I'm not saying everyone needs to go in order to be a good Christian or to have a full and complete life. I'm just saying that I need to go.

So, my plan is to update my blog as often as possible while in Israel. Originally I was planning on blogging every day, but after looking at our packed itinerary, let's just say that I'll be blogging on a "regular basis".

Before we leave, I will post our travel itinerary so that you can follow along with us and have sort of a virtual tour of the Holy Land on your own.

That's all for now. Much more to come. Did I mention my dad gets to go too?  ;-)

Pastor Pete


1 comment:

Dave said...

Just read this - made me smile.