|Jim and Jeanie Drake on top of Mazada|
|James Beach being illuminated in an ancient cistern on top of Mazada|
|Sue Tomlinson comtemplating|
|Mary Lou Boon and Jack Brown on top of Mazada with the Dead Sea in the background|
We also made a brief appearance at En Gedi, mountain hide-out of David when he was being sought after by King Saul (see 1 Samuel 24). There in the middle of the desert was a small waterfall which the locals were using as a swimming hole.
We also paid a brief visit to Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Learned a lot about John the Baptist and the Essenes.
|A modern day swimming old in an ancient waterfall|
Our day was completed by driving "up" to Jerusalem, and settling in at Christ Church. Christ Church is located in the Old City and is the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East. Wonderful place. Looking forward to good week here. Shalom from Jerusalem.
|Our group walking into the Old City of Jerusalem|
|The oldest Anglican Church in the Middle East - where we are staying|
|Our room at Christ Church|