Hi friends! Thank you so much for helping to support me in my trip to Israel- either financially or with prayer (or both!!). We leave on December 6!!! And you guys are MY PEOPLE! I have written your names in my journal that I am taking to Israel. I have been and will continue to be praying for you all. I heard a story recently about pilgrimage that I wanted to share with you. People have been making pilgrimage to Israel for centuries. But I read about these villages that couldn't afford for everyone to make the pilgrimage, so the people in the village would gather their money and prayers and they would send one person to go for all of them. In many ways I feel like I'm going on your behalf! I'm definitely taking you all with me. Over the next few weeks I will send you brief messages with updates and maybe some prayer requests. And please let me know how I can be praying for you. Thank you again SO much for your love and support. Psalm 84:5, 7: Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage...They go from strength to strength until each appears before God in Zion." Love, Katie