Yankee goes to Jordan and Israel
Although I have been to Israel 6 times before, I longed to go to Petra in Jordan. I was given the opportunity to travel with Bill Bunkley and his wife, Toni. My wife, Betty, insisted I go. Bill is the radio talk show host for Salem Communications here in Tampa. There were 42 in our group. I was given the privilege to speak at many sites.We landed in Ammon, Jordan and went to Mount Nebo where Moses saw into the promise land. We then drove south to Petra where I believe the remnants of Israel will flee when the antichrist breaks the peace treaty with Israel, destroys the new temple, and seeks to annihilate all the Jewish people. I did not know that Petra was over 100 square miles.
I felt that if Indiana Jones could come here, so could I. It was amazing that all those decorative columns behind me were carved out of one solid rock. Several in our group were in their eighties and several were over 75 (including me). We traveled on new beautiful buses by excellent drivers.
We are standing on Masada with the Dead Sea behind us.
The man with his hands on his knees, is in charge of the Israelis military forces on the Golan Heights. He explained that Lebanon (behind us) was part of Iran. He allowed several of the kids (and me of course) to climb upon the tank. We really felt save knowing that these two Israeli girls were helping to protect us. Within minutes two UN security patrols showed up and two Israeli jeeps with soldiers arrived. The very next day, these very roads were blocked and two Israeli jets bombs some areas within miles of where we were. We were about 40 miles from Damascus, Syria. My daughter, Trina, heard some of this on the news and was concerned about her Pappy. You are saver in Israel than any place on earth.