Ready to roll

image

Not a bad view from my room – the New Gate into the Old City of Jerusalem.

It’s off to the Kalandia checkpoint in the morning to try and facilitate the entry into Jerusalem of the kids taking part in  this year’s camp. They are all under 15 years old so, technically, it shouldn’t be a problem but you can never tell.

There are kids from Ramallah, Jenin, Beit Sahour and Bethlehem amongst other places and, for the first part of the camp we’ll be staying at Mason d’ Abraham on the Mount of Olives before heading off to a monastery about 40 minutes outside Jerusalem for the last 3 days. For many of the kids it will be their one and only chance to visit the holy sites in Israel, places they have read or head about in the Gospels that may only be an hour from where they live but to which access will be denied because of their racial heritage.

And the world, and some churches, look on and say nothing…

Advertisements

2 Responses to Ready to roll

  1. Alastair says:

    Gods blessing go with you Leo…This is one trip I wish i could have helped on!

  2. Stewart says:

    even worse… some of them look away and pretend it’s not happening.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: