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Welcome to Israel. Your life will never be the same.

In November, we had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Israel with a group of 37 people led by Gary Brandenburg, who happens to be Warrie's boss at Mercy Ships and a retired pastor from Dallas. It was not a vacation! Imagine taking a semester college Bible class in one week, a school field trip from 7:45 AM to 5PM each day, and an intense exercise program! I was definitely ready to collapse each evening.

I am still processing the experience of the trip. I was asked to take photos and after editing about 4000 images, I am still reflecting on the experience. As I read and listen to the Bible now, I can picture the places and things make more sense. I have better context and I am still amazed at how small Israel is.

Here are a few photos. I am sure I will be writing more about the experience. More photos can be found at

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