On a recent faculty field trip to the Wilderness of Zin the faculty and service couples momentarily took leave of their senses. What were they thinking!?
Friday was the first day of NT and the last day of finals. Friday night during dinner and in clear view from the balconey there was a burning barricade in the street at the lower entrance to the center--there were other protests throughout the city. There is great anger over Israeli claims to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb. Tonight was the grand opening of the new serving area in the oasis. Nice. Tomorrow is the Bethlehem field trip. Brother Mohammad has plenty of all white baby blankets to sell this time.
Brother Peter Quenano has spent the last five weeks in the hospital with advanced TB and pneumonia. He is slowly on the mend. The branch fasted for him last Sabbath. When he is well enough he plans to go home to the Philippines. Keep him in your prayers.