Now inside the Old City, I snapped this picture of the outer walls as we were walking down to certain place on the wall that Edith wanted to pray at.
Here we are on the wall, looking down over the City of David. When David first conquered Jerusalem, the city of David was on this slope going down from the Temple Mount. It was likely down there to be close to the Gihon Spring, their source of water.
Along came two IDF soldiers that we began to speak with. One said he was from Ashdod, the city we had just visited on the Mediterranean coast! When asked where they were stationed in the IDF, one said he was like 'Hamas' but on the Israeli side, meaning like special forces. We told those boys that we pray for the IDF, and for them, they were pretty amazed and touched to meet American women who took such an interest in their mission and their safety.
Another day in Jerusalem, just too incredibly awesome!!