Jodi and I have been incredibly blessed! The Elders at our church had a vision for sending their two young Pastors to Israel.
The idea is simple: many Pastors receive a trip to Israel as a “retirement gift” -but then the church itself does not really benefit from the trip because the Pastor is retired.
So our church wanted to send the Pastors while they are still young in hopes that the church (as well as the Pastors) will greatly benefit from the experience. I think it is a brilliant idea.
Last year our Senior Pastor went to Israel with his wife and others from our church. They had a fantastic experience. I definitely think the church has benefitted.
This week Jodi and I are in Israel. So far we have only been here for 2 days and they have been very FULL days. It has been amazing.
I have been using my phone to keep a journal of our trip. But since this is not just our trip, we thought it might be fun for others to follow along with us. So for the next week I will be posting journal entries from our trip exactly as they are on my phone. Feel free to follow along with us as we run where Jesus walked…