Carol Ekdahl-Garwood from St. Paul United Methodist Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska, will be leading another Volunteer in Mission trip to the Holy Land from Sept.10-22. This will be her sixth trip to the Holy Land, either as a team member or team leader. Ekdahl-Garwood is the leader for the Great Plains Holy Land Task Force. The trip is open to anyone who would like to gain more knowledge of the situation in the Holy Land as well as to experience the holy sites.
While participants will take some time to visit the traditional “holy sites” such as the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee, much of the focus will be on interacting with local Christians (sometimes referred to as the “Living Stones”). The group will also visit the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibillin, Israel, which is the school founded by Archbishop Elias Chacour.
For additional information, please contact: Carol Garwood, 1212 Dakota Ave., Dakota City, NE 68731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.