From HUGer Thomas:
Today we docked at Kusadasi, Turkey. We were there earlier this semester on our Turkey trip. I didn't go out to the city, but instead, slept in and got some much needed sleep. Tyler, Christine, and I met up and had a nice sea-view breakfast on the ship.
This afternoon, we were able to go to Patmos. This is a small island of only 33 square miles and has a population of less than 3,000. We visited the cave of St. John where he supposedly had his "Revelation." It was interesting to see this "prison" that John was sent to by the Roman government. But he didn't actually have a prison. The island of Patmos was his prison. He was not held in any cell. Instead, he was prevented from leaving the island.
I have loved the Greek islands so far and am so grateful to be here. Though our time is coming to an end, we have so much left. We are all preparing for free travel or for going home. This trip is nothing like I imagined; it is so much more. Mom and Dad, I love and miss you. Can't wait to see you and I know everyone here can't wait to see their loved ones, too.
|Harding University in Greece||
HUG summer 2015