Showing posts from August, 2015

Athens and leaving for the US

We really enjoyed our 4 days in Athens, Greece and we walked around a lot, rode the Metro and saw almost everything in all the tours we did. Monday we did a tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.  Truly beautiful and spectacular things.  We saw Mars Hill where Paul talked with the Greek philosophers of his time--staring at the Acropolis where the Parthenon had all of the Greek Gods represented on the entrances and around.  It must have been a site for Paul. We then walked from there through Plaka--an amazing part of the city with many stores and places to eat.  We found a fantastic place to eat and we enjoyed it so much we never had dinner that night!  We did walk to a nearby area of our hotel for Major to have some coffee before bed! Tuesday we did a tour of Corinth and saw the platform Paul preached from and the streets he walked on in the 18 months he lived there.  It was truly an amazing experience for us.  There are 3 inscriptions in stone there that prove what Pa

Cruising the Mediterranean, Arriving in Athens

We left on the 15th of August after 3 nights in Rome on a cruise.  We left on a Princess Cruises from Rome and we were on board for 7 nights.  We travelled from Rome to Naples the first day.  We got off and toured Pompei and then drove the coast to Almafi and visited in this small coastal town where there is a Catholic church where the Apostle Andrew's bones are buried. Day 2 was at sea.  We enjoyed swimming, watching a movie under the stars and boy did we enjoying the eating--too much!  Major did a line dance class and enjoyed that! Day 3 we were in Crete and enjoyed a tour of ruins there and enjoyed some shopping on the street.  Day 4 we were in Rhodes and enjoyed another tour of the island and ruins there before again having time to shop in the city before heading back to the ship. Major had to leave in Rhodes and take a ferry to Santorini, Greece as his visa didn't cover him going to Turkey.  I continued on the ship and the next day had a tour of Ephesus and we ende

Youth conference, Flying out of Zimbabwe--now in Rome

Just the weekend before we left we had a 5 day youth meeting for our province at Chidamoyo.  They had over 380 youth that registered and by the time you included 200+ local youth the church was quite crowded.  We joined them for church on Sunday and the church was packed--people sitting in the windows, the floors and benches.  We enjoyed some special music by the youth and a visiting minister preached from Karoi.  It was all very fun for the youth. We left Chidamoyo on Monday morning to spend a night in Harare before we left.  We enjoyed dinner with Dr. and Mrs. Kajese who are expecting their first baby in September.  She is getting bigger and only has 4 more weeks to go. On Tuesday the 11th of August Major and I left Zimbabwe.  We flew from Harare to Johannesburg, South Africa and had a 4 hour wait until we continued on, so Michael who is in college near Joberg, Major's son, met us at the airport and we took him for an early dinner and boy way he happy!  He eats s lot of noo