Day Twelve

-Teaching and Feeding Community-

Today we head to the Mount of Olives. Along the way we see this great view of the Arab quarter of Jerusalem.
Today we head to the Mount of Olives. Along the way we see this great view of the Arab quarter of Jerusalem.
We go underground to view the excavations of the old city of David. This was David's palace.
We go underground to view the excavations of the old city of David. This was David’s palace.
The ancient water pool that was outside David's palace.
The ancient water pool that was outside David’s palace.
The really exciting part came when we walked through Hezekiah's tunnel! Its unbelievable what they accomplished there. It's more than a half mile of underwater tunnel through solid limestone!  Along the tunnel wall you can see how they erred here and there. But always they corrected their course! Do we correct our course in life when there is need?
The really exciting part came when we walked through Hezekiah’s tunnel! Its unbelievable what they accomplished there. It’s more than a half mile of underwater tunnel through solid limestone! Along the tunnel wall you can see how they erred here and there. But always they corrected their course! Do we correct our course in life when there is need?
The entrance of the tunnel where we come out soaking wet after walking through the knee deep water.
The entrance of the tunnel where we come out soaking wet after walking through the knee deep water.
Next we go to the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount. This is the corner called the pinnacle of the Temple. The priest stood here to blow his shofar twice a day.
Next we go to the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount. This is the corner called the pinnacle of the Temple. The priest stood here to blow his shofar twice a day.
The southern wall of the Temple Mount.
The southern wall of the Temple Mount.
The Hochstetler family! They have blessed the group many a time with amazing songs! Truly an inspiration!
The Hochstetler family! They have blessed the group many a time with amazing songs! Truly an inspiration!
We went to the Holocaust Museum. We got a sense and just a little taste of the fear and anguish that these people have gone through! And we waste our time with unimportant things in life?! The Holocaust must never ever be forgotten!! We need to get our focus straight!
We went to the Holocaust Museum. We got a sense and just a little taste of the fear and anguish that these people have gone through! This was very sobering and sad time. We waste our time with little unimportant things in life?! The Holocaust must never ever be forgotten!! We need to get our focus straight!
Street vendors selling food.
Street vendors selling food.
Tonight we went for a walk and shopping experience! This kind Orthodox Jew opened his heart and shop to us. He was very kind and hospitable!
Tonight we went for a walk and shopping experience! This kind Orthodox Jew (left) opened his heart and shop to us. He was very kind and hospitable!
On our walk back to the hotel we see the Festival of Lights. People from all over the city were streaming to the Temple Mount to pray for the 3 Israeli boys that were kidnapped by Palestinian Arabs a few days ago.
On our walk back to the hotel we see the Festival of Lights. People from all over the city were streaming to the Temple Mount to pray for the 3 Israeli boys that were kidnapped by Palestinian Arabs a few days ago.

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