After we arrived in Tel Aviv on Thursday morning, we traveled toward Jerusalem, stopping at various museums, including one with a scale model of the city in the Second Century, complete with the Herodian temple. We also went to a museum with relics from throughout history helping demonstrate the way life changed throughout the Bible lands.

We had the opportunity to stop on the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended back to heaven. The view of the old city from the Mount of Olives is breathtaking.

View of Temple Mount in Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

The highlight of the day for me, though, was a walk through the old city at night, where a few friends and I ended up at the Western Wall and spent time in prayer alongside Hasidic Jews, Christians, and other visitors.

Matt Gunter, Greg Sloop, Boyd Byerly at the Western Wall.

This is truly a trip every Christian should make in their lifetime!

One thought on “Jerusalem Day One

  1. I have been reading some of your stuff. Some of it catches my eye. Thought I would write and say. I like your clean shaven look. They say men get better looking with age. 🙂 That wall behind you is a good witnessing tool. I hope you put your hands on it. I have never been but was real interested in the big stones below the ground that they have tours to show people. Stones as big as a bus. I hope you have/had a good time.


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