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SITE OF JESUS' BAPTISM NOW OPEN DAILY TO VISITORS AND PILGRIMS

After much investment in infrastructure to improve the spiritual experience and physical comfort of tourists and pilgrims, the Qasr el Yahud baptism site on the River Jordan, known as the place of Jesus' baptism, is now open daily to the public. Recognized since the 4th century as the site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, Qasr el Yahud is considered the third most important site for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land (after the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem). Israel's Ministry of Tourism, among others, has invested about $2.3 million in renovating and upgrading the site. Wooden ramps into the Jordan River now allow pilgrims easy and comfortable access to the waters for baptism; shaded areas have been erected for prayer sessions; and bathroom, shower and parking facilities have been upgraded. The site is also wheelchair-accessible.

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Hi Sara,

We had a great trip.  Thank you for all the special extras like the particular boat that we had for the Sea of Galilee [that was so great], Ice Cream at Beit Shean, etc.  The bus was great as well since we had plenty of room to be comfortable.  Our driver David did a great job with taking Linda to the clinic to get her ankle x-rayed.  Everyone seemed to have a great experience and most have said that it has changed their lives.  That makes it all worthwhile.

It was great to see your David there at the Farewell Banquet.  It was quite a feast and in a great setting with a room of our own.

You do a wonderful job putting these trips together and we really appreciate how much work you put into making it so special and taking care of so many details.

Thanks and God bless,
Brenda Gabbard
Dublin, OH