Although the Month of May in the Holy Land is still not considered part of the summer, it is from this month that one can already begin to feel the warmer temperatures and begin to make predictions of how intense or not the hottest season will be of the year. May is one of the most popular months for touring the Holy Land. There is hardly any rain but is not yet too hot for touring. Evenings and nights during May are extremely pleasant.
The Agritech Exhibition – one of the biggest exhibitions in the field of Agriculture took place this month in Tel Aviv and amongst our professional groups touring this month we had a delegation of 45 Muslims and Christians from Kenya visiting on an agricultural and pilgrimage tour. The group spent time at the Agritech exhibition, toured agricultural sites around the country and spent time visiting religious sites around the country including the Western Wall and El Aqsa. Another one of our groups - from Zimbabwe - also toured Israel on an Agro tour. The group spent time at the Agritech exhibition and also visited sites to see and learn about organic farming, dairy farming, the fish industry, green agriculture and see the latest technology in the different fields of agriculture. Of course, they also had time for sightseeing including visiting some of the main Christian sites in Jerusalem and the Galilee region.
A number of pilgrim groups joined us in the Holy Land in May including the Vero Beach Group Tour from the USA led by Pastor Bob Baggot, a group from Taiwan and groups from the Philippines, Brazil, and many other countries.
One of the highlights of May was a group of 135 members of the Unity Fellowship Church of Soweto, South Africa led by Pastor Mukhuba who arrived in Israel and promptly took Cana by storm when renewing their wedding vows.