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Up to Jerusalem

Welcome to Israel

We made it! The rest of the group arrived earlier and are waiting for us at the hotel in Bethlehem. We are currently on the bus from the airport going “Up to Jerusalem.” The Scriptures always speak of going “up” to Jerusalem because it is located on top of a mountain.

Bethlehem is only about 4 miles to the south of Jerusalem, so we are going “up” just as Jesus and the apostles did. Of course Jesus never had a nice air conditioned bus, but other than that we’re just like Jesus.

Now, we’re looking forward to dinner and some rest. Tomorrow we set out for the site of the Visitation. Thanks for all the prayers. Praise God, we are here.

10 Responses to Up to Jerusalem

  1. Lee & Heather

    Wonderful! We’re following your progress. So happy that both groups made it safe. Enjoy your travels and keep up the good work of keeping us posted.

    Tell Leo & Cindy “Hello” for us.

  2. Marilyn Shoal

    So glad you are there. I watched you sit on the ground for hours last night and went to bed before you got off! I am the sister of Corky Armstrong who flew out of Philadelphia, I believe. I look forward to your blog about the Holy Land, and will be with all of you in my prayers. Marilyn

  3. Bob/Kathy Dorst

    Yeah!!! PTL! Great news. have been awaiting the word from all of you!

  4. tim kellerman

    Father Shawn, thanks for allowing us to follow your journey throughout the holy land….glad to hear all arrived safely….

  5. Bill & Christy Wiedeman

    Please tell Oosama, Jack and Mike S that Bill and I are praying for all of you and know you are all in God’s hands. Much love to all! It is a special and wonderful inspiring gift to be there-embrace it!
    Bill & Christy Wiedeman

  6. Bill & Christy Wiedeman

    Please tell Oosama, Jack, and Mike S that Bill & I are praying for you all and following along. It is a special wonderful inspiring gift to be there _embrace it! Much love- Bill & Christy Wiedeman

  7. Jeanette Willett

    Really appreciate the updates. Tell Meg and Jim Zeller hello….pray for all of back here at home!

  8. Greg and Beth Bruning

    Thanks so much Fr. Shawn for taking the time to blog and share this journey with so many. We are excited to follow your group back through the beautiful/powerful places we visited in January. We’re keeping you all in prayer.
    God bless and keep you -

  9. Joe & Pat McGreevy

    Thank you for the Awesome pictures !! Sure brings back some beautiful memories of our trip.. “The Scriptures come alive”. You are all in our good thoughts and prayers, please keep us in yours !!

    God Bless, Love and Prayers, Joe and Pat & Kathy

  10. Art Scherschligt

    FR. SHAWN: YOUR WRITE UPS AND PICTURES WERE AWESOME. THE THING THAT STRUCK ME IS THAT YOU WERE EXITED ABOUT BEING THERE AGAIN AND YOUR DEEP FAITH IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST CAME OUT TIME AND TIME AGAIN. THIS HELPED US, ERLA AND MYSELF, GET EXITED WITH YOU. WE NEED A WORLD TO GET MORE EXITED ABOUT WHAT JESUS CHRIST DID FOR EVERYONE OF US. WE NEED MORE PRIESTS TO GET FIRED UP LIKE YOURSELF. GOD BLESS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BLOG THE PILGRIMAGE, BUT ACTUALLY IT DIDN’T SEEM LIKE WORK FOR YOU AT ALL YOU ENJOYED IT. ART AND ERLA SCHERSCHLIGT

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