After a long journey, I have arrived safely in the Holy Land, Palestine, Israel!
I am staying with a wonderful family in Beit Sahour, the shepherd's field, near Bethlehem.
I have not been able to post until now, as the log-in parts of blog spot are in Arabic, and though I am here to learn Arabic, I have not had a lesson yet, and I'm sure reading will come much later...
Diane helped me this morning.
This morning we had pancakes, the children of the family were very excited to have some pancakes!!!
Yesterday we finally gathered together with the group and met all the participants and the people of the Holy Land Trust. This is the fifth year for this emmersion experience.
Today is a free day, tomorrow we will have a tour around Bethlehem area, then on Monday we will begin with our volunteering in the mornings, and in the afternoon we will have Arabic lessons. The evenings will be a time to learn about the country, the culture, including dancing and cooking!
Thank you all for keeping me in your prayers.