Friday, April 6, 2012

Me & My Nikon

I got a little artsy on our trip in Galilee and decided to practice my amateur photography skills. Perhaps this will make some of the sites we saw somewhat more enjoyable to look at!






Akko






Caesarea Philippi
Diversity can be beautiful





Hazor

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee







Tel Dan








Caesarea Philippi

Chorazin
Nimrod's Castle



Overlook from Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the Priests of Baal






Akko
Israeli Defense Site in the Golan Heights
Love,

Mark

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sea of Galilee

Part of our study at the Jerusalem Center lead to an 11-day trip to the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding areas. We stayed on a kibbutz and enjoyed the private beach, swimming, and the many field trips. We even held classes every other day.

The Primary Presidency invited all of the teachers to dinner just before we left

Near our kibbutz overlooking Galilee

Vladi & Tucker at Mt. Arbel

Maddy & Loie going for a stroll

Unfortunately, haze made it impossible to see the view from Mt. Arbel

Shore that celebrates the events of the last chapter of John
An interesting take on the beatitudes...

Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)--filled with mustard plants
Mustard seeds (see Mark 4:31 & Luke 13:19)
Mustard on the shore of Galilee

Eating a tuna fish sandwich on the shore where Jesus fed
the multitude with bread & fish (c.f.  John 6:4-15)

Peter's Primacy


Great sign :)

Grace & I in an ancient synagogue in Capernum
where Jesus taught


David skipping rocks

Fishing boat used during time of Jesus

Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee

Active mine field in the Golan Heights

USA! Red, White, & Blue, baby!
Mediterranean Sea at Akko

Fish restaurant at our kibbutz

Example of a "beam" spoken of by Jesus
in Matthew 7:3-5 &  Luke 6:41-42


Church on Mt. Tabor celebrating one of the possible
sites of the Mount of Transfiguration (see Matthew 17)
The Galilee branch is in four languages:
English, Spanish, Russian, & Hebrew
Seat of Moses at Chorazin



Theater at Sepphoris





Letti is just that spontaneous









Galilee was pretty incredible.

Love,

Mark