When I was a little girl my sister (Rachel) and I loved to watch “The Greatest Adventure”, a cartoon series. The show was about two archeologists who discover an ancient cave that allows them to travel back in time to biblical days. Each episode contained a famous bible story in which the archeologist would take part in the story. We watched as they witnessed the building of the Ark, the parting of the Red Sea and David slaying Goliath. I remember one particular day, my sister and I joined hands, closed our eyes and made a wish to travel back in time to some of our favorite bible stories. To our dismay, we opened our eyes and discovered we were still in the family room in front of the TV.
I am happy to write that in some small way that wish is coming true for me. In roughly 48 hours (give or take) I will board a plane heading for Jordan. Wow, did I really just type that sentence???!!! I am going as a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board on a Religious Blogger Press Tour. I am joining up with 12 other writers as we visit the biblical sites of Jordan from both the Old and New Testament.
I will visit Mt. Nebo where God showed Moses the promised land that he would never enter. I’ll journey in time as I visit the hill in which Elijah ascended to heaven on a chariot of fire. I will walk by the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized. These are just a few of the incredible things I will get to see from biblical times!
On our itinerary is the lost city of Petra and from pictures, it is breathtaking, I can’t imagine what it will be like in person! A fun fact about Petra: the Treasury can be seen briefly in the last scene, posed as a secret temple lost for hundreds of years in the movie, Indiana Jones-The Last Crusade.
Another part of our tour, we will meet local NGO leaders who are doing amazing work with Iraqi and Syrian refugees. I will also have the opportunity to visit the work being done by my good friend, Cannon Andrew White and his organization FRRME in Jordan. I am hoping to visit the FRRME school for children who are Iraqi refugees. As so many of you know, my life’s work has been to see that children receive a safer, better and brighter future.
I will be blogging, as well as posting on Facebook, Instagram (@annamichelle) and Twitter (@annamcarroll) while I am there.
Will you join me as I travel in and out of time throughout the country of Jordan?