Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mosque

One of the more cultural experiences we had in Jordan was going to a Mosque and being taught by a Muslim what Islam is all about. The women had to wear special black dresses and headscarves in order to enter the Mosque, and we all removed our shoes. We spent more than an hour listening to the fundamental beliefs of Muslims, and then how they worshipped.

Courtney practiced her turban skills on me
Our Group in the Mosque

Love,

Mark

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Sycomore Tree


As Jesus was walking through Jericho, He was thronged by a group of people. Zacchaeus, hoping to catch a glimpse of Him, climbed a sycomore tree. This tree is celebrated as the spot where this event took place (read more). 

Pretty much everything in the Holy Land has some kind of connection to biblical history. That makes walking around so much fun!

Love,

Mark