I apologize for not getting this up sooner. A couple weeks ago, Rebekah and I enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as we joined Palm Beach Atlantic University's Honors Study trip for a Journeys of Paul tour. One of my former Ouachita professors, Dr. Preben Vang, led the tour and was our connection for the trip. Our trip covered many of the key places that Paul visited on his second and third missionary journeys, along with a few other significant sites along the way.
We began in Istanbul and worked our way down the western coast of Turkey. Here are a few shots from Troas, where Paul received the Macedonian Vision in Acts 16:6-10.
Here I am overlooking the location of the ancient harbor Paul would have left to take the Gospel to Europe for the first time.
Notice the nice pile of broken pottery. Shards like this sometimes were used for jotting little notes or agreements.
No trip to Turkey is complete without experiencing Turkish coffee. Here's the before:
Here's the after:
Here's the reason why:
Yes, that's the silt-like coffee grinds. That little mug will go a long way! Check back Thursday for part 2.