Hi Elisha,

Shalom from an Israel/Petra traveler from Brown Deer United Methodist Church. We had an awesome trip!!!! It was fantastic and I would love to go back some day. I feel it was more of an overview of the country. I really want to go back and slow down and spend more time taking it all in. I know in a tour group it is necessary to go, go, go. I did like that, but I would like to go again and slow things down. My daughter and I just had the best time. I am so glad that we experienced it together. Petra was wonderful. I am SO glad that you made the arrangements for us to have another night there. It would have been a real disappointment not to have had the full time there. We were able to experience “Petra by Night”. It was a walk by candle light through Petra. We had a small concert by Bedouin musicians. Excellent experience. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

I am also so unhappy about the recent violence in Jerusalem. I feel such a close association after only having been there for 12 days. There was not a moment when I felt unsafe or in harms way while I was in Israel. We were treated so kindly and felt so welcome. It is unimaginable that such violence and hatred can exist in such a warm and beautiful place.

Thank you for taking the time to plan such a meaningful and wonderful experience.