The Holy Land. Those words alone invoke emotions and thoughts and maybe even images of where Jesus walked. Yesterday was our day of orientation. We drove around the area where the children's camp will be held and drove further to see the historical nature of the area. As we drove through Samaria stopping at Jacobs well and visiting the actual well where Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman the group felt great emotion. I was asked to lower the bucket the depth of more than 350 feet to fill it. As I turned the crank which raised the bucket, which was heavy by the way, I tried to imagine the women raising water from this well. We were invited to drink a sip of the cool water and it made the experience even more real. Another tourist group were there as well and one of the group began to read the Bible passage from a French Bible. What an amazing experience to have in an area where almost all the Christians have left. We next visited the cave where the lepers were healed by Jesus. The scripture became more real as we stood at the cave turned into a chapel in the 4th century and looked down at the ancient road. When the lepers saw Jesus they called down to him. Well, they were in a cave on the side of the hill above. The construction of the churches and the ornamentation made the experience a bit surreal but no less powerful. Starting tomorrow we will be working with children of families who live in the place where Jesus walked but do not yet know Him as their savior. Please pray for us that we would show Christ love to them and the Holy Spirit would speak the those we interact with. Typical witnessing is not allowed but God will speak. We plant seed and trust God for the harvest.