As I said in my last travelin’ post, I am taking a holiday (not to mention celebrating 10 years of our being online!!!!!)
A holiday, from the normal musings here at LHITC to share with you a few blessings that we experienced this past year as our outreach continues to grow worldwide!
I’ll try to keep things short and sweet and, believe me, with the mega amount of photos we took, it’s a hard task ( I know, I know, someone has to do it).
But, I hope you get a sense of how one small pebble dropped into the pond has had a tremendous ripple effect. We don’t have a book (this blog is our 8 year old book!), or have “certified credentials,” and our “film” is (if you ask Jordanne) not a “film,” I think (IMHO) that it’s about everyday people making a difference, one step at a time!
Now back to the travelogue!
After Greece for the screening of HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION and a bomb scare at the El Al terminal (no, not kidding – I am serious – the terminal was evacuated and bomb sniffing dog brought in), it was a quick flight to Israel.
We have a lot of people to thank for this trip to the Holy Land: our dear friends (our goaties “god parents)” who made our stay pleasant and possible (with a relative there); a new friend and fellow Freedom Gardener and his family whose warm hospitality will always be treasured. Thank you all!
Unfortunately, our trip was a short one. So short, we had to turn down quite a few visit requests and speaking engagements at local farms – which would have been nice. Heck, perhaps one day we’ll be back!
But we did get a chance to follow in Jesus’s footsteps, enjoy some time at a famed Kibbutz on the shores of the Dead Sea and spend some time with an enthusiastic Freedom Gardener who is turning heads & hearts in his community.
After a good, hearty, homemade dinner (thanks, everyone!), out comes the Israel map and we are given some great tips on the best places to see and (for our own safety) where we can and cannot go!
Group shot. Thanks again to everyone, especially Adva, for your gracious hospitality.
Looking up the hill to Megiddo
Sea of Galilee
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The Wailing Wall
Dome of the Rock
On top of Masada, overlooking sunrise over the Dead Sea and the Jordanian border
Ruins of Masada
Waking up in the wee hours of the morning (before the heat of the day), we climbed to the top of Masada
Floating in the Dead Sea
Farmer D gives a Freedom Gardener tips on his new garden which looked absolutely amazing! Justin is checking out the tomato and melon vines!
We sit down to a delicious homemade vegan dinner with the family -the food was amazing!
Proudly showing off his delicious homegrown salad!
Group photo of Freedom Gardeners!
Thank you, M & R, for your generous and gracious hospitality. Hope your garden is doing well!
Greece, Israel now onto to Italy & India….