My son, Steve, is in Israel right now with a group of 12, most of whom attend our church. He went in November 2016 with my hubby to plan the trip, and hopes to make this 'pilgrimage' every other year taking a different group with him each time.
In the photo below he's baptizing one of the members of the group in the Jordan River where Jesus Christ was baptized.
Below Steve's in a boat on the Sea of Galilee where the Biblical account is given of Jesus walking to the aid of the disciples while they were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee when a storm arose and the waters grew rough. Jesus climbed into the boat with them and the storm subsided. [The narrative is found in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John.]
He's been posting several Holy Land pictures on Facebook, but a few days ago he posted the one below with the comment, "My mom would be proud as I drink Green Tea with mint." He said he liked it too!