Merhaba (hello) from Cappadocia!
Made it to Cappadocia (Kapadokya) safe and sound :). So I had this blog all typed out and then it deleted :(. I will try to recap what I typed up earlier. Santos (my teammate) and I arrived around 3:30 p.m. It only took us about 3 1/2 hours to make it here, so not bad at all. We left Adana around noon today.
When we arrived, we checked into our hotel in Goreme. We are staying at the Canyon View Hotel, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with it. The owner of the hotel speaks English and is very nice. He is actually going to be taking us on a tour of the underground cities tomorrow, which I am super excited about!
After checking into the hotel, Santos and I walked around the city some and also got some lunch/dinner since we didn't get lunch before coming here. The restaurant we ate at was great, and the owner spoke English also. This is quite the tourist place in the summer. It has been nice to be able to communicate with people in English.
The climate here is much colder than what we are used to in Adana. You can see from the picture on the left, that there is actual snow here. We are above sea level too. What an amazing experience it has been so far!! I took a few pictures, but plan on taking a lot more tomorrow!!
As I am typing this, the guy who owns the hotel just knocked on our door to ask us if we want some fresh tea...how awesome it that!! I know I wouldn't be getting on a knock on my door in America ;).
Here is a link to Cappadocia you can check out: http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/CentralAnatolia/Cappadocia/
Here is a link to the hotel we are staying in: http://www.canyonviewhotel.com/about.html
Here is a link to some pictures that I took today:
Tomorrow we will do a tour of the underground cities for half a day, and then head home in the afternoon. It has been a nice little break, and nice to get out of Adana for a few days.
Talk to you tomorrow,
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.— Joshua 4:24 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...God brought the Israelites miraculously through the Jordan River during the flood season because of his love and grace and to fulfill his promises to them. But he was also making an important statement about himself and his people. He always wanted Israel to "reverence" him. In addition, he wanted Israel's enemies to quake with fear. They did. And God won a great victory for himself and his people because of his faith.
My Utmost For His Highest:
Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the gospel of God. The one all-important thing is that the gospel of God should be recognized as the abiding reality. Reality is not human goodness, or holiness, or heaven, or hell— it is redemption. The need to perceive this is the most vital need of the Christian worker today. As workers, we have to get used to the revelation that redemption is the only reality.
Our Daily Bread:
Jesus died so that “whoever calls” on His name (Rom. 10:13) can find forgiveness in His grace.
Amazing grace—how sweet the sound--
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see. —Newton
Christ believed is salvation received.