Thursday, June 30, 2011

It was a Wendesday night the other week...

I was invited to go on a night safari at the Jerusalem bird observatory to watch the birds, the eclipse and for hot chocolate!

I went with Erica, a ministry student from Scotland, who is an avid birder... 3 of us went from the guest house! It was an experience I will not soon forget!

On this safari we heard frogs, Rhona actually saw one, saw an owl in a tree of a grave yard, saw some ants, and the solidified projectile of an owl! The hot chocolate was not that great! But the best part was watching the eclipse.

It was a red eclipse because of the ash in the atmosphere caused by the eruption of the volcano! I was able to take some good pictures of the progression of the lunar eclipse! Although I have not really had a chance to look more clearly at my pictures!

One never knows what experiences they will have in a given day. The people of Palestine and Israel were given a treat that night in watching the lunar eclipse!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In Jerusalem...

Thanks for your prayers... I am now in Jerusalem for a couple of weeks now!

I have been learning many things... including how to log into my bolgspot in Hebrew!!! So I should be keeping you posted more frequently from now on!

I am staying at the Lutheran guest house on the top of the Mount of Olives... each day on my way to the office, I pass this way and am able to look over the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a good reminder for me to pray for peace and justice in the world!

We have had 2 OK VIM teams visit since I have been here... and that is always great for me to see some familiar faces and hear some familiar voices!

I am continuing to learn and meet people.

In the coming days, I will take some time to post pictures and share about the experiences I have had so far.

May God continue to bless you!