GBC Israel Trip 2015, Day 10 – Crossing the Red Sea

Just a quick report today. We crossed back into Israel this morning by 10AM at the Aqaba/Eilat border crossing. The transfer went absolutely smoothly and our guide Ash was very professional in helping us on the Jordanian side.

We drove to the Coral Beach National Park at let the student snorkel for a few hours. The beach was quite cool and the water was frigid, but the students had a great time swimming. I expect the go-pro videos will be posted eventually. All I managed to do is fry the heck out of my legs. I let the kids have some shopping time in Eilat and then we headed north to Tamar.

The Red Sea

The Red Sea

It was still quite hot when we arrived, but as usual the temperature drops after sundown. There was a light breeze, so we gathered in the sukkah next to the cafeteria and had a time of sharing. Many of the students shared their thoughts about traveling in Israel and how some of the sites. Several thought the Mount of Beatitudes was a highlight since it gave them a chance to reflect on the teaching of Jesus. But they also found it reassuring to sing hymns with Christians from other cultures.

Most of the students are tired, but a serious Euchure game has started. There may be blood. In other news, while I was writing this blog a scorpion skittered across the cafeteria floor, and I stomped the life out of it. I think that is in the Book of Revelation (when the Bible teacher rises in the desert and slays the Black Scorpion of Doom…)