Our trip to Bethlehem and Palestine was amazing. Before this class in Israel, I never imagined stepping foot into Palestine because of my fear of terrorism. However, on Friday, shortly before visiting Bethlehem, I had the chance to walk down the streets of Palestine with a Christian tour guide. This was far from what I expected. There was poverty all around, and the Separation Wall that Israel built in Palestine reminded me of the Berlin Wall, a sad time in society’s past. But learning about the growth of Christianity in Palestine gave me great hope that there will be peace in the Middle East one day. Thanks to this trip, I can definitely see myself bringing my family for a visit to the Middle East in the near future.

– Audrey G.