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As I meandered through the stones of the 1st century synagogue at Gamla a few weeks ago, I thought to myself, “Wow. It’s not every day that you get to be inside a first century synagogue.” As soon as the thought passed, I immediately realized that I do, indeed, spend every day in a first century synagogue as a volunteer for the archaeological dig at Magdala. There are not many people in the world in the same position; what a privilege to have this opportunity.
Archaeological dig at Magdala, photo courtesy Travelujah
A couple of months ago, I decided to put my career as a 4th grade teacher on hold to try something different. I was three weeks away from leaving El Salvador when Father Juan Solana came to my prayer group to recruit volunteers for the Magdala Center. Providence, not coincidence, brought him there that evening and I listened to the voice of God telling me to drop everything and set out on an adventure with Him in the Holy Land. A couple
A window into the experience of a volunteer at the Magdala Center, an archaeological dig and budding pilgrimage center in Galilee.