S: Turkey - 2010
BC: Merhaba from Turkiye! Tesekkür ederim Gorüsürüz! | *Smyrna | *Ephesus | *Philadelphia | *Samsun | *Thyatira | *Pergamum | *Ankara | *Sardis | *Laodecia | *Istanbul | Texas, USA
FC: DESTINATION: TURKEY 2010 May 23 - June 24
1: Turkey: Where East Meets West Our Purpose: To Learn and Share Cultures The Seven Churches "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Ankara Breaking down stereotypes and dispelling myths of what it means to be American and what it means to be Christian, in the capital of Turkiye. Samsun In fellowship at The Black Sea Istanbul Fun and reflection in the historical city spanning two continents
2: First night in Turkey! ~ Jimmy's Place ~ | We flew to Minneapolis... Crossed the Atlantic... Landed in Amsterdam... Flew to Istanbul... Flew to Izmir and finally... Caught a bus to Selcuk
4: St. John's Basilica Selcuk, Turkey
6: Ephesus Archaeological Museum
8: The library at Ephesus | "If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove
9: your lampstand from its place." Revelation 2:5b | Walking through the city
10: The amphitheater of Acts 19: "The people...rushed as one man into the theater....They all shouted in unison for about two hours: 'Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!' " | The Arcadian Way
11: Mary's Church
12: The Cave of the Seven Sleepers just outside Ephesus
13: On the way back from Ephesus | All that remains of the Temple of Artemis-- one of the Seven Wonders of the World. | ~ Gleaning ~
14: Smyrna | Present-day Izmir, Turkey
15: "Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life." Revelation 2:10b
16: Kadifecale - "Velvet Castle" - Overlooking the Aegean Sea
18: Pergamum Acropolis | "Where Satan has his throne" The throne of Jupiter/Zues
19: "I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it." Revelation 2:17b
20: The Aesclepion The Lord said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live." Numbers 21:8
21: Bergama, Turkey
22: "To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations." Revelation 2:26
23: Thyatira | "May I bless you with some honey?"
24: Sardis Gymnasium
26: Temple of Artemis
27: "Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you." Revelation 3:3 | "Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white for they are worthy." Revelation 3:4
28: ...you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name." Revelation 3:8 | Philadelphia | "I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that...
29: "Just another day in paradise"
30: Laodecia | "So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth." Revelation 3:16
36: Ancient Healing Pool | Salt deposits at Heiroplis, modern-day Pamukkale - "Cotton Castle"
38: And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~Colossians 3:17
40: To market, to market... | The Grand Baazar, Istanbul
43: Ataturk Mausoleum
44: The Kale
45: Atakule Observation Tower
46: Kahve and Baklava
47: Last morning in Ankara
48: Baptisms in the Black Sea | S A M S U N
50: Sunset in Samsun & A Dessert Feast
51: ~ Istanbul ~
53: Mosaics discovered from when it was a church | Inside the Hagia Sophia Once a church, turned into a mosque, now a museum | The dome, with four angels
54: The Hagia Sophia | The Blue Mosque
55: Back to Europe | Crossing the Bosphorus--the strait that separates the Asian and European sides of Istanbul | Asia-bound
56: Egyptian Obelisk | The Blue Mosque
57: Last night in Istanbul, last night in Turkey
58: 6:00 p.m. Detroit time | 4:00 a.m. Turkey time | Praying in Istanbul Being frisked in Amsterdam Playing solitaire over the Atlantic Sleeping on the floor in Detroit....
59: Back in Austin, Texas, USA! | 11:00 p.m. Texas time Oh, the humidity!