We were fortunate to have two very special VIPs with us on this trip - David and Jordan. We have known each of them for many, many years and it was an honor to have them along with us. David has known me since the day I was born and has a very special "dad" role in my life, and Jordan has been a friend and mentor to me for well over a decade. We're thankful to have shared this experience with them and treasure their feedback and knowledge as we strive continually to make these Biblical study trips the best possible experience.
Samuel did a great job on these trips, though the second was a little harder on him. Long term travel is hard on anyone, but considering all the challenges, he did AMAZING. So proud of this little guy. I am constantly inspired by his love of adventure and new experiences. I hope he never loses his insatiable curiosity to explore and live life to the fullest. I also hope he takes some good naps when we get home because this momma is TIRED from keeping up with his constant motion in the midst of travel life - but I LOVE it. Here are a few pictures from his month in Israel...really, I tried to narrow them down. This is the best I can do. Too much ADORABLE.