Anyway...we will see later on today or tomorrow if the dig gets shut down, one large group from Australia is leaving early, tomorrow or Friday. There is a chance that some of us, including me, will move to another sight, about 15 miles away...where it is safer, so far and dig with I believe a team from a southern baptist seminary from Texas..hopefully.
In the meantime there is the meet and greet in the shelter, going to some really interesting seminars, (the educational opportunities are awesome, many PHDs in the group), learning to read pottery, count the helicopters buzzing by, we are fairly close to an air force base.
Like my Grandma Johnston used to say, "eat your lutefisk" well beside that she would always say, "God is on His Throne" meaning that all is in His hands, He is in control, and I can add no matter where you are. Like the Jewish people say "in Israel it's only a local call to God." Believe me He's on my speed dial! Shalom! Pray for the peace of Israel!