Cindy Taylor shared their trip to the Holy Land: ‘‘A 16-member group, including members of First United Methodist Church Lufkin, toured the Holy Land on a short-term study program of the Jerusalem University College.

‘‘Our ‘Sweet 16’ group was led by professor Chandler Collins and we spent months before our trip studying readings and marking maps of ancient Israel to be prepared. We visited Jerusalem in both a New Testament and Old Testament walk, which included the Western Wall, the southern Temple Mount steps, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the City of David. We traveled to Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives and the Church of all Nations, the traditional spot of Gethsemane. We saw Jericho, the wilderness, Azekah, where we talked of David and Goliath.

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