Hey guys, I just wanted you to know that I set up a separate website to display my pictures from our missions trips, as well as some of my personal projects. The pictures from Israel are on there now, and I will also be posting a series of galleries from Zambia in a couple of days. I hope you enjoy it.
The famous “Treasury” in Petra, Jordan. I am so glad that I got to see one of the modern “Seven Wonders of the World”. This place is incredible, and I’ll be writing more about it, and it’s significance for future events when I get home.
This is the river Jabook, where Jacob crossed and wrestled with the Angel all night. His name was then changed from Jacob “Heal Catcher”, to Israel “Governed by God”. This was one of the most beautiful area’s in all of Jordan!
This is the remains of the Temple of Artemis, in Jerash. Jerash is one of the decapolis cities from the Roman era, 2,000 years ago. The false god Artemis is similar to the “goddess diana” the the goddess of fertility that was worshipped in Ephesus……and we all know the problems that happened in Ephesus relating to the sales to this goddess declining!
This is an overview of the city square of and the main North/South road that was going through the city. Jaresh is the most in tact Roman city (2,000 years old) outside of Italy. The original roads, the amphitheatre, the temple to Zeus, the temple of Artemis, the city center – it’s just about all there and in tact. This was also an amazing experience. To see what a city would have been like during the times of Paul and the apostles – it really paints a picture when I’m now reading through the book of acts.