Eloquent Letter about Holy Land Pilgrimage
by Steve Ray on March 9, 2017
Steve and Janet,
We would like to thank you and Janet for a once in a lifetime experience in the Holy Land. From day one, this journey has been the work of God. Our last minute addition to the trip was no accident and truly the work of God. The trip itself was well organized and it shows that both of you put a lot of time and effort into making it a memorable and unforgettable experience for all the pilgrims. The food selection was delicious.
Amer did a fantastic job of the historical background of each of the sites we visited. He gives us a perspective we could never find in a guidebook. He was a true treasure on our pilgrimage. Also David’s navigating us safely through the streets to all the destinations so very impressive. We know it is a challenging task getting us around in each city.
Special thanks to Janet for bringing up the rear, ensuring no-one gets left behind, pointing out washrooms and keeping Steve honest. I will always treasure our moments in the Church of the Nativity!
It is amazing how everyone bonded as a group and people we didn’t know a couple of weeks ago, have become good friends. The Ann Arbor folks made us feel welcomed even though we were from Chicago. It was a great honor and I greatly appreciate you for inviting me to share our testimony with the group. We know it touched many souls. It definitely has encouraged us.
We greatly appreciate you allowing our former pastor Fr. Edward Pelrine to assist in the celebration of Mass with Fr. James. It was his suggestion that we join your group on this pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Thanks again for your great work to help keep Christians in the Holy Land. We saw how they live out the Gospel each and every day under tremendous pressure.
Finally, we would like to thank Corporate Travel and their team for making the arrangements. They did a great job on such short notice.
God bless you and your ministry in service to our Lord. All of you are in our prayers. Someday we hope and pray to see you and Janet again on another pilgrimage.
Have a blessed Lent and a Happy Easter!
Alex and Audrey Cuatchon