Thursday, August 13, 2009
For those following the St. John's Holy Land pilgrims, 17 of us arrived safely at LAX on Thursday morning. Pilgrims Loreen and Andy extended their trip with stops in Jordan and Egypt, including the site of Jesus's baptism, Petra, and the pyramids. According to text messages I received from Pilgrim Mike, who returned to the U.S. separately, he evidently has an interesting story to tell about security at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv (there's nothing quite like it) and also seemed to have had a hangup with his connection in Atlanta. I pray he is now en route Los Angeles. Please pray as well for the Diocese of Los Angeles's Hands in Healing youth pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which begins today.