Our morning started with a tour of the Jerusalem Assembly, House of Redemption; the congregation that we would be working with during the week. As a congregation started by Jewish people, they met for years in various places until pressure from the Orthodox community would force them to find another location. They were told they would never be able to buy a place of their own. Our tour was of the place they were able to purchase by the grace of God. They own the entire top floor of a five-story building, including a very large outside terrace.
|Jerusalem Assembly is on top floor|
|On the rooftop during our tour|
After the tour, our first job was to assemble hundreds of food packages that will be delivered throughout the week to various places. Each bag had to weigh at least 50 pounds.
|Part of the finished bags|
When we were finished working for the day, we moved to a different hotel in Jerusalem... one that was closer to Jerusalem Assembly. It was also very conveniently located near the King David Hotel, and the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City. On this night, we walked to a nearby Baptist church, where Marv had been invited to preach.
|Baptist church in Jerusalem|