I apologize but once again, I’m not able to do a video update today (and possibly tomorrow) due to some connectivity issues.
So instead, I’ll do an image update! This one is pretty simple but has been incredible to see.
On my last trip to Israel, we came in late June, which was the summer months. This year, we’re here in the winter/spring months, which means one significant thing: Rain.
Some of you might have seen the wadi flood we witnessed from my day 2 update, which is a result of rain in the Judah Mountains. Israel only gets rain in January and February, with potential for some in October and March as well.
Us being here in March (after the rains have already come) means we’re seeing a TON of growth, especially in the northern part, up near Galilee.
To show you, here are two pictures taken from the same spot, the first from the summer of 2016 and the second, from today:
So much more green! It’s a pretty incredible contrast and is a constant reminder of the importance of water for life! The only green we saw from 2016 were irrigated farming fields and now, it’s everything! Here are a few more shots of some of the beauty around us:
See you tomorrow with (hopefully) a video update but (more likely) an image one!