Itinerary & Photos for 5/20

Today we travel through Old Testament lands to the Elah Valley where David slew Goliath (Samuel 17.) ~ Mass is at a site associated with ancient Emmaus, the Roman city of Emmaus Nicopolis, where we remember how Jesus’ revealed Himself to those who walked on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35.) ~ For those on the FOCUS tour, this is the last stop: a visit is to the ancient port of Jaffa (Joppa.) This is the city of Jonah’s defection (Jonah 1:3) & Peter’s vision (Acts 10:5-9) at the home of Simon the Tanner. It is the oldest port in continuous use in the world. Today it is a charming artist community. Its setting gives us a sense of the ancient Middle East we came to see.