We left the Sea of Galilee and journeyed south down the Syrian African Rift Valley to the Dead Sea.
We went to the Jordan River and discussed the ministry of John the Baptist and his relationship with Jesus. That morning we visited a Baptismal site on the Jordan River. I was baptized in the Jordan River by Priscilla our group leader. There were 8 of us baptized, two for the first time and 6 of us as a renewed dedication.
I had been baptized in the Catholic church when I was four years old. When I was saved at age of 9 I was baptized by immersion at the Brookfield Baptist church in Brookfield,Illinois. I always thought if I ever get to Israel I would get baptized where Jesus was baptized. Baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith n a crucified, buried, and risen Savior.
Then we went to Jericho which is now in Palestinian territory. We saw where the battle of Jericho was fought by Joshua and the Israelites. We also had lunch in Jericho. A few people rode on a camel named Sam. I didn’t ride him but he kissed me. The best kiss I ever had lol.