“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life!” –Rom. 6:4

It’s been a full and exhausting day—but a wonderful one! The temperature was 100F in the shade—and I don’t know that Israel really knows how to A/C anything the way the US does. (But even a bottle of water is refreshing when warm in temperatures like this!)

I met a lot more people today, both from my church and other Foursquare Churches, what an amazing family of God this is! Discussions during breaks, on buses, and at meals were substantial and spiritual—just my type. Mixed in with lots of laughter of course!

Here are a few photos from the day….it’s now time for dinner and I’ve worked up quite an appetite, so I’m outta here. Have a great night!

On the Sea of Galilee—what a beautiful time of praise and worship out on the water that Jesus sailed on! It was amazing to know that, unlike other disputed locations, this one is NOT disputed. This was where He spoke to the seas, walked on the water, and increased the disciples’ catch!

The Mount of Beatitudes was amazingly beautiful! It’s kept up wonderfully with lots of flowers; the photo in the upper right shows a banana field just above where the amphitheater drops down, where the Sermon on the Mount would have been proclaimed.

St Peter’s Fish! We had a fabulous lunch at the Ein Gev Kibbutz—St. Peter’s Fish is tilapia. Yum!

Naphthali, our tour guide!

Pastor Frank preaching John 21….and getting a blessing as well!

The highlight of my day….baptism in the River Jordan! God totally showed up–I have never had that kind of transformation of JOY!