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October 14, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with our trip to Jordan. While I feel ready to see my loved ones, I will miss the people I’ve met, and the warm hospitality of the Jordanian people. I will also miss the sense of antiquity, and the deep rootedness of human […]

October 10, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

Today’s highlight was the visit to the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Salt, the oldest city in Jordan. Brother Andrew greeted us. He’s the 77-year-old monk who runs the HLID, as well as the offsite programs for deaf and blind children in neighboring countries. He spoke to us for an hour about […]

October 8, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

Our first full day in Jordan started with a drive past the Jabbok river, where Jacob wrestled with God, to Gadara, the site of Jesus’ pig-killing miracle. All three synoptic gospels relate the story: the demons inside a demon-possessed man named Legion pleads with Jesus to let them alone and finally asks to be allowed to […]