Video: What a journey to the Holy Land means to me
It can be difficult to summarize all the senses, emotions and learnings one experiences when visiting the lands of the bible for the first time. For this young member of the group, it was a way to connect the stories she grew up on with the actual places where they occurred, reinvigorating her faith with every new day of discovery in these sacred lands.
In the holy land, where every stone has a story to tell, we take a break on the road to Jerusalem and explore what daily life in the time of Christ was like:
The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela; St. Mary’s church where the Ark of the Covenant is believed to lie; the castles of Gondar; the monasteries of Bahir Dar; these few highlights barely scratch the surface of the immense hidden treasure trove waiting to be explore.
The area around the Sea of Galilee is rich in biblical sites. One site that no visitor should miss is Cana.
Though it may not be considered a wealthy nation by economic standards, Ethiopia is a land immensely rich culture and heritage. The country is old beyond imagination, home of “Lucy” the 3 million years old human ancestor, but it also offers modern conveniences for visitors.