Archive for July, 2008

Salamis

“The two of them (Paul and Barnabas), sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and from there to Cyprus.  When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues.  John was with them as there helper.” Acts 13:4,5

I(DeAnn) just posted the pics from our trip to Salamis on flickr.  We went there on the same day we went to Famagusta. I have to say that of all the places I’ve been so far on Cyprus, Salamis is my favorite.  I couldn’t get over the fact that Paul had preached the Gospel there.  It is so uncommercialized and practically empty that it was possible to imagine what it was like almost 2000 years ago.  Please go here and read more about it.  It has an interesting history.

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Famagusta

I’m very behind in posts right now.  Katie’s (the Bethel intern) last couple of weeks here were quite busy.  I put some pictures of our trip to Famagusta on flickr.  The city is filled with ruins from it heyday from the end of the 12th century through the 16th century.  The city was sacked by the Ottomans in 1571.  That’s why the churches are either in ruins or have been converted into mosques.  You can read more about Famagusta here.