Kate Jackson Potter ’99 is the director of CrossWalk Houston at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston. She and TCU friends Melissa Lewis Simmons ’01 and Jean Sauerberg Ware ’60 took a trip to the Holy Land earlier this month with a group of 40 from their church. They brought their Horned Frog spirit with them, snapping photos in Jerusalem (above) and the Sea of Galilee (below) with a purple TCU flag.
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What made Jean think to bring a TCU flag?
Jean is one of the biggest TCU fans out there. I think everyday she had at least something purple on! When she mentioned carrying a TCU Melissa and I thought was a great idea. Nothing like Horned Frog Pride to united Christians! Of course, Jean’s husband knew we would be a great pair because my Mac has a purple cover and I used a purple bag to carry all my things on the trip:)
There is just something about the awesome color purple!!!!
What areas did you see?
We went to almost all parts of Israel, We spent about half our time on the Sea of Galilee and then the rest of our time in Jerusalem. We had side trips to Ceasarea by the Sea, Bethlehem, Qumran (where Dead Sea Scrolls were found), Bet Shean, Massada. But we saw it all… The mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus fed thousands, The Jordan River, Garden of Gethsemane, The Upper Room, Via Dolorosa (stations of the cross), TempleMount…It was a jam packed 10 days!!!
What did you get from the trip?
The bible came to life. It was so real, it was so beautiful, it was life changing. Sometimes words can’t explain what an experience has done to ones life. This is one of those experiences!