A Syrian boy in Jerusalem

We have been blessed to have Samir and his sweet mother with us in Jerusalem as he recovers from his heart surgery, and awaits final clearance to return home after a final pacemaker check in early December.

One obvious change in Samir since he came to Israel: he calls all the rest of us to prayer before meals!

Samir and mother have been exploring the Old City, and made it on their own to the Temple Mount for prayers. Today before they returned to Jaffa we visited the nearby Garden Tomb where Yousef helped us reflect on the events recorded in the gospels: