Sunday, December 16, 2007

Petra, Petra, read all about it.

Today, we traveled across the boarder into Jordan. We went to see Petra, which is believed to be a refuge for the Jews during the second half of the tribulation. What I don't understand is how they are going to hide there if we all already know where it is. It has been built up as a tourist attraction and they have carts and horses and camels and donkeys that you can ride down or up the ravine. I rode a donkey. Ben rode a horse. The horses could only go down about half a mile, then you would have to walk another half mile through the ravine until you came to the facade used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. From there, you can ride a donkey or a camel to the bottom, which was about another mile and a half. We had a teaching in the restaurant and sang some worship songs. The workers took pictures of us as we sang... I didn't sing because I was still eating.

The process of getting into Jordan was easier than getting back into Israel. I had to go through a metal detector and have my backpack x-rayed. The security people asked me lots of questions, but they finally let me back in.

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