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ISRAEL Day #6: Onto Jerusalem

In late October I traveled to Israel with a group of 35 other Christians as a part of the Christian Journeys tour with the founding pastor(s) of Lifecentre Church, Barry and Joyce Boucher.  I cannot even begin to put into words how much this trip has impacted my life.

This day we began the day in Masada, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was once where Herod's mountain top palace a fortress sat.  Here, we ascended to the site by cable car and learned of the Jewish last stand against the Romans.  We then traveled to Ein Gedi and Qumran.  In Gedi is where David hid from Saul and his army and Qumran is where they wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Traveling down to the Dead Sea was an amazing experience.  The waters have an incredible buoyancy and many believe the mud has healing therapeutic uses. We ended the day by making our way up to Jerusalem and watched the sunset over Bethlehem.