OK – time to break the news. Eddy, Charbel and I just moved, on pretty short notice, from Jordan to Iraq! Hence the silence on the blog for a few days, while we were incredibly busy packing and shipping our things and actually flying out. We have gone from the land of the Ammonites, to ancient Chaldea, the land of Abraham, the land of the first civilization, and possibly even the land where the Garden of Eden once lay.
We are grateful for the year and several months we spent in Jordan. We very much enjoyed the peaceful culture, and the warm welcome the people gave us. We also greatly appreciated the opportunities we had to visit many historical Christian sites, like Mount Nebo, where Moses overlooked the Holy Land, the Dead Sea, and the River Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, as well as other stunning archeological sites, such as Petra and Fort Karak, an ancient fortress that overlooked the plains of Moab, where various Old Testament events took place.
Now, we are looking forward to our time living in Iraq, working for the Church here, and discovering all the adventures it may bring. Pictures and more posts will come soon, as we get settled in!