Saturday, March 17, 2012


Shalom ya’ll. Time has gone by faster than a fat kid running after the ice cream truck selling Magnum Bars on a hot summer day. Some might say I am the world’s worst blogger but I say most of you probably didn’t even expect to see me throw as many posts up as I already have so I look at it as a successful work in progress. Anyway just thought I would give a quick shout out to everyone out there who checks out my blog and normally finds nothing new until today.

My experience here has been a life changing one fo sho. I can’t believe we only have a month left here in this amazing place! The past few weeks have been filled with awesome field trips, warm weather and snow, Sabbath strolls through the Old City, late night steamrolling, more ruins than you ever thought existed and who knows what else. Here are just a few of the places we have been to and some of the things we have done: the City of David, the Separation Wall, participating in a Jewish Synagogue service, holding a traditional Passover Seder Meal, visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, movie trip to see The Vow to find out movie theaters here have assigned seating, talent shows, rap sessions, Bethlehem and a number of other churches and holy sites throughout the city. The highlight so far was definitely last week’s trip to Turkey. It was an awesome week filled with a lot of cool historical sites including Troy, Ephesus and Assos to name a few. A lot of these places are mentioned in the Bible and were visited by many of the apostles especially Paul in his missionary journeys. Three best parts of Turkey: 1- New beginnings with Kyle Delos Miller 2- feeding the seagulls 3- pushing potatoes.

From all of the things we have been involved with, seen, visited and been taught one of the main things that I have learned is how similar all of us throughout the world really are. Sure we might speak and have different languages, looks and cultures but we are all the same in the sense that everyone no matter where you live is striving to live life the best they can. People everywhere are going about their daily tasks working to provide for their families and going to school to learn. Parents everywhere are trying to give their children a better life than they had. From all the experiences that I have had and through the wonderful people that I have met and grown to love I have gained a greater appreciation and understanding that we are all really children of God. We all find ourselves at different points in our lives but one thing is sure God loves us all and his plan is for everyone.

Anyway enough of this sentimental stuff. Here is what everyone really wants to see, a massive potpourri of pictures from the past few weeks so enjoy! Hope that this finds everyone well and loving life!


Turkey and Potatoes

As Christina Aguilera always says, "Words can't bring me down."

The Jerusalem Great Synagogue.

Meredith and I with my french fry box kippa.

Oh happy day!

We may or may not have squeezed seven people in three seats on the plane.

Introducing Kyle Delos Miller.

Michael Jackson Incarnate.

Hannah Flinders!

Anything can happen if your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse.

Sweet Jen Riding.

Samantha Brooks. Enough said.

"Marcie... Soo hottt"

Waiting for the bus?

Fire worship.

Say hello to the fireman. BTW- he's in the fire.

Planking an Assos.

Enjoying a tram ride up the side of the mountain.

Taylor guess who I found in Turkey?


Quality gifts for all my friends and family.

This guy was rocking those knickers.

Reading in front of the Library in Ephesus.

The President and the Ambassador.

Order in the court.

GQ JC Crew in Turkey.

GSG club in session.

Marcie... Shhh

Second beeehhsst part of Turkey.

Waiting for the boat.

The 3 Amigos!

This picture means more than you could ever imagine.