Pamukkale to Izmir, Turkey, November 11,2015

Pamukkale to Izmir, Turkey, November 11,2015

         Today we saw natural beauty and visited Biblical sites. The travertine terraces at Hierapolis are a natural wonder that has attracted people for millennia seeking healing and relaxation in its warm geothermal waters. Both those terraces and the Greco-Roman...
Cappadocia, Turkey, November 9, 2015

Cappadocia, Turkey, November 9, 2015

            Cappodocia is a magical place. What you do not see in these pictures are the insides of the homes and churches carved into these rock formations.  Did you know that 60 percent of the places named in the Bible are in modern day Turkey?  These coming days we...
Ankara to Cappodocia, Turkey November 8, 2015

Ankara to Cappodocia, Turkey November 8, 2015

         Our happy group of pilgrims began the day in Ankara which is in the region once named Galatia. As you know Paul wrote a letter to the churches of this region calling them to remember the freedom we have in Christ. We traveled much of the day arriving in the...
Istanbul to Ankara, Turkey. November 7,2015

Istanbul to Ankara, Turkey. November 7,2015

            This morning we visited the huge, ornate Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Next we traveled to Ankara, the Capitol of Turkey to tour the Mosoleum of Turkish hero Atatürk. By military and political leadership Ataturk transformed Turkey out of a monarchy ruled by a...
Istanbul, Turkey November 6, 2015

Istanbul, Turkey November 6, 2015

                  The church of holy wisdom is a witness to the faithfulness and brilliance of Christians in the sixth century. Over 10,000 workers completed the construction of this massive church in a little over five years. For almost 1000 years it was the largest...