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Baptist Delegation Visits Mount of Beatitudes and Army Base

Mount of Beatitudes (Photo: IFCJ)

The members of the Fellowship of Baptist Organizations began their day with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

The group continued on to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha, which is on the on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

Next, they went to Capernaum, which is a fishing village where Jesus taught in the synagogue.

The next stop was Kibbutz Ginosar, home to the "Jesus Boat", a fishing boat dating to the first century AD. The group then went for a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where they read scripture, sang, and prayed. Then they toured the Yardenit Baptismal site.

The group next visited the Hatmar Menashe, a regional army base in the heart of Judea and Samaria. The commander of the base presented an overview of the brigade’s mission. The group then walked through a Fellowship social club – a Fellowship renovated space for soldiers to spend their free time and relax from a long day of service – where they were able to speak with a number of soldiers.

Finally, the delegation arrived in Jerusalem where Yael Eckstein spoke with them during dinner. They also heard more about our Fellowship project, “The Boat Is Sailing” by Yoav Ben-David, creator of the program. This program helps former soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder.

Overall, it was an inspirational day in the Holy Land!

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