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Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 10th | Day 2 in Jordan

I woke up very early this morning with little sleep the night before due to jetlag. None the less, I felt energized due to the amount of excitement running through my bones! We ate an amazing breakfast at the hotel, Jordanian style and then headed to the North of Jordan. We spent a good amount of time at the ancient ruins of Gadara taking pictures and learning about the Decapolis city of Gadara – a Greco-Roman remains. This was the place where Jesus cast out the demons out of two demon-possessed men and let them go into a herd of pigs (Matthew 8:28-34).
This site was so amazing. There were many ancient roman columns and a the remains of a church.

Also, there was an amphitheater that was spectacular. I felt so honored to stand in it and once where there were great orators and actors and actresses performing for the people of the day.

Also, there was a lookout where you could see the Sea of Galilee (modern day Lake Tiberias), Israel and the top of a mountain peak where Jesus’ transfiguration took place.

We continued to explore many ruins at this site. I love the rich history of this part of the world!

Next, we ate at a Lebanese restaurant, which had delicious food in the city of Jerash or ancient Gerasa. This was thought to be the place where Jesus turned water into wine. It had the most spectacular ruins…a huge colonnade, amphitheater, the temple of Zeus and Artimetes, a horse track and many other fountain ruins and beautiful scenery.

We went back to the hotel to change and head to a church service. I met some amazing Christians and saw their hearts ablaze for Jesus Christ! God is so amazing. He raises up people that will carry His heart to the ends of the earth!

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