Arriving at Mount Sinai in the middle of a wilderness nowhere

by Steve Ray on June 30, 2017

Here you’ll see a picture of Masada, and the sunrise over the Dead Sea along with a map to show you our route. In the picture with the fortress in the Red Sea we could see 34 countries Israel, Egypt, Jordan and  Saudi Arabia .

Also a picture of our crew in front of the “Welcome to Egypt” sign. driving through Egypt we were stopped by security every few miles. They are on the lookout for ISIS and other radical groups.

You’ll also see our crew with all of her camels laying on the ground resting just before we get to Sinai (ha ha). We arrived at Saint Catherine’s monastery and arrived at our hotel which is a one star hotel. There are only a few hotels way out here in the middle of nowhere and all of them are one star hotels.

It is pretty rustic out here in the wilderness. My wife sat on the toilet and mosquitoes flew out from underneath.  Last time we are here at Mount Sinai we woke up with mosquito bite welts all over her body. We brought some spray this time and hope it will help. She’s a saint!

Tomorrow we leave at 4 AM on camels for the long trek to the top of Sinai. Camels take us 2/3 of the way and then we have to scramble up rocks the rest of the way. But we want to present the full and honest story of Elijah and Elisha. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it :-)  Read 1 Kings 19:8-15.

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