Jerusalem Trip

After a rigorous first week, the team took off Thursday afternoon for a two-day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. We visited the Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, archaeological sites around the Herodian temple platform, the ancient water system of Jerusalem and Hezekiah’s tunnel, the church of the Holy Sepulchre, the church of the Nativity (now a world heritage site), and the Herodion. The Holy Land is more than rocks and stone. It inspires wonder and challenges a faith to grow in understanding.

Sitting on the steps of the temple are President Ries, Jackie Wiebold, Laura Combrink, Erin Rudolph, and Dr. Schuler from Concordia Saint Paul.