Update #1 Friday, March 27, 2015 – Grade 11 – We dropped off the grade 12 students in Nazareth and then the grade 11 students ventured another 25 minutes by bus to Mar Elias school.
The students were waiting, breaking into applause as our bus meandered around the narrow street into the courtyard. The Westgate students immediately stated, “we look like crap compared to them.” The boys tucked in their shirts, the girls pulled their hair back and out we went, greeted by hugs and cheers.
The rest is somewhat of a blur. The kids were whisked away in fancy cars and the two day adventure began.
I saw them in Haifa today, spirits are full as well as their stomachs. The hospitality shown here is unbelievable. We are being treated like royalty. Unbelievable. All we can keep saying is “Shookran” meaning thank you in Arabic.
Tomorrow we make our way to Nazareth.