At 1:00am on Sunday morning, we returned from a conference that happens once every three years somewhere in western europe. This time it was on one of the many islands of Greece, about a 90 minute drive from Athens. While we were there, we got to go on a tour that included the Acropolis of Athens (a flat topped rocky peak about 450ft above the city) where the Parthenon and six other significant buildings were build over the centuries.
Just down from the Acropolis we were able to stand on Mars Hill. It was amazing to be standing where the apostle Paul delivered his Act 17 speech, which took about 3 minutes and convinced many Athenians of the validity of Christianity. Here's a photo of Mars Hill and what the view of Athens is from the top!
If you turn and look the other direction, up the hill to the Acropolis, this is what that looks like, just before dusk falls on the city . . . truly an incredible experience.
Here's the scene this evening, from our new back garden, as the 'Supermoon' rises around 7:34pm this evening. It was not a clear night, but you can see the bottom half on the moon in this image as it rises into the clouds on the horizon...
This past Saturday through Tuesday was another edition of MCC (Munster Christian Camp), this time held in Durrow. where Faith Mission has built an incredible facilty half way between Dublin & Cork for camping and conferences. This school term break saw about 45 kids and 20 leaders attending camp and having loads of fun with solid teaching as well.
There was a half day outing to Dublin's National Aquatic Centre, and to Killkenny for bowling. This newer facility is custom built for this type of camping and the kids really look forward to it. Here's a few images of the facility:
Today is the love of my life's 60th birthday! She was not yet 21 when we were married in 1977, but she is even more beautiful today. In the image below with Rocco, who is now officially Kathy's dog after not making it through Guide Dog for the Blind training. We did not think we could keep a dog of our own due to our need to travel back to America every few years, but good friends here in Ireland WANT to keep him when we are gone... We will be back in the states from Dec through May, 2017.