Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Epicenter of the Universe!

We leave Tampa February 12th to return to Jerusalem and the Epicenter of the Universe for three months.  Our home, for the sixth time in just over two years, will be an apartment at the Garden Tomb just outside the Damascus Gate of the Old Walled City of Jerusalem in East Jerusalem.

The Garden Tomb

is the possible location of the Crucifixion, burial and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We return to Israel with a great deal of excitement in our hearts as we travel back to the most incredible place on earth.  We will be just a few miles from Bethlehem where Jesus was born.  We will walk where He walked, love people that He loves, pray where He prayed, share His gospel where He established that gospel and we will treasure every minute we are there.

We are volunteers at the Garden Tomb (Al gives tours sharing the gospel while Judy works in the shop, prepares communions and trys to make sure Al behaves himself). 

We have an apartment assigned for our use as our home away from home in the Garden,  We are looking forward to seeing and working with our Garden Friends again.  If you are good with dates, as our grandson is, you have already figured out that 3 months beginning mid February has us coming home to Tampa mid May.  Which means that we will be at the Garden to celebrate Easter again this year. 
We expect that we will have upwards of 3,000 visitors worshipping with us Easter Sunday as we are reminded that the Epicenter of the Universe revolves around the Cross, the death of Jesus, His burial, His resurrection (an empty Tomb!),

and His soon return to earth for us.

I am sure many of you would like to join us in Jerusalem for Easter.  Some of you are, some others perhaps will and others will be praying for us as we labor in Jerusalem for our Risen Lord.

We leave behind family

and our number one Groupies
Every blogger should have at least one groupie following their blog as faithfully as Nina and George follow ours!

Our promise to you is that we will TRY (emphasis on the try) to keep this blog updated faitfully this trip... send us your prayer needs and we will pray for you in Jerusalem!

Al & Judy