MAX COLLEY III
Another amazing day. There are certain landscapes that remind me a little of CA & AZ. I'm in love with colors and flowers and all these bushes are just so vivid in color. Absolutely love it. We started the day with baptisms in the Jordan River which is very small actually. I didn't get baptized because I already have been but did consider it. Nothing wrong with again professing Christ as your savior. There are 30 of us on this trip and they are like family already. We had worship on the boat and celebrated in the baptisms today. We then went to Beit She'an the largest archaeological site in Israel. The big hill they hung the parts of King Saul on the fence up there when it was there. Jonathan and David made a covenant up there, and I believe there was a fortress up there. Then we traveled through the Jordanian Valley along the border the whole time of Jordan through the West Bank and ended up at the Dead Sea. I went "swimming" in the Dead Sea and it was one of the weirdest experiences of my life. You just float there is so much salt. I literally could not stand from the floating position and their may be a funny video of this which will not be released! LOL It was the first time it felt like a vacation really. I wouldn't really call this a vacation. Almost more of a spiritual pilgrimage if you will. The things that you have always just had to believe in faith come alive here knowing you stood where David, and Elijah, and Moses, and ..... and of course Jesus. I do hope to be stronger spiritually and especially emotionally. It still will take a long time to heal and some things are just going to be painful until I'm reunited with Talia but I'm learning from her. I hear her all the time challenging me to trust and do everything I say I believe. I think it is truly the best way I can honor her investment in my life. I truly am blessed. I truly also desire for Holy Spirit to be much more influential and grow deeper. I really have seen what lives can look like when led by Holy Spirit! Thank you for all your support and love.