As the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) tour continues in Israel, The Fellowship's Michael Seiler tells us about the group's itinerary for the day - which includes so many biblical sites in the Holy Land!
Today was another full and inspiring day for the members of the PNBC tour.
The day began with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
The group continued to Capernaum, which was a fishing village where Jesus taught in the synagogue and healed a man who had the spirit of an unclean devil.
The next we arrived at Kibbutz Ginosar, home to the Sea of Galilee Boat, or the "Jesus Boat,” a fishing boat dating to the First Century AD.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein then joined the group for a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. The Rabbi spoke to the participants and led the group in song and dance.
The next stop was the Yardenit Baptismal Site, which is located along the Jordan River, where two members of the group were baptized.
The final visit of the day was to the Border Police Judea and Samaria Division Rose of Jericho Base. Soldiers performed a drill demonstrating the work they do. The group also went into the bases' Fellowship IDF Social Club and learned about its great importance to the soldiers.
This trip allows The Fellowship to continue building bridges with different communities of faith, including the African-American Church community. If you'd like to learn more about the historical and spiritual bonds between the African-Americans and Jews, request a free copy of our booklet On the Frontlines of Faith here.