July 15, 2010

Today we went to Megiddo in the Jezereel Valley. Also known as the Valley of Armageddon. Yep, the place where the final battle will take place before the second coming of Christ. It was an amazingly quiet place–only a little bit of agriculture and archeology happening. It wasn’t a big city at all. Just a small town when before this was the place to be–the crossroads of civilization. The area had been conquered dozens of times by just about every major civilization. King Josiah died there at the hands of the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho. Our next stop was Mount Carmel! This is the site of one of my favorite scripture stories: 1 Kings 18. Hopefully I can dedicate some time to write a full entry about it. Awesome. Our next stops were a Bahai garden and a cemetery in Haifa where two early missionaries for the church were buried. We got back to the center–it was such a good feeling to be “home”–had dinner, set up a study guide for our test on Tuesday, and then played basketball with the best players at the JC. I wasn’t even in the same league as the best players, but I had some good plays and gained their respect. All in all, a great day.

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The Valley of Legend, Armageddon!
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The Valley of Armageddon. With me.
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A long shot of the Valley of Armageddon. With me.
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Mount Carmel, with Ricki and myself. One of THE coolest events in the Bible! Elijah is da man!
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Bahai Gardens
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A grave at Haifa of one of the earliest missionaries to Israel. He lost his life because of an infection. The broken pillar represents the life–cut off prematurely.

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  1. Nice picture, Kendel. I like it. Just make sure you are not standing on that same site when the big ‘party’ goes down. He he.Is this the Kendel Christensen who once lived in Herriman?

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