Wow! It’s only two months before the city goes up and you all can start visiting it. Things have moved so quickly!
Hoping you’ll come visit Jerusalem to share in the grief and glory of Good Friday. The city will be open:
March 24 & 25
March 31 & April 1
From 7-9 PM.
The good news is, we’re on track, though running quickly! Assorted bits and pieces we have worked on include finding six broadswords for our soldiers to use, and having, Ruth, a long-time cosplayer working on the armor to make it suitably authentic and wearable both. A bit of trivia you may appreciate: The leather comes from an old couch and chair someone was giving away.
The grinding stone is underway–trust me, once this thing is finished, it will be capable of grinding grain whether or not it ever does so. There are also some formidable columns for the city in progress.
Several small details are being taken care of in the props department. My current responsibility, for example, is to cut bunches of rosemary from my runaway rosemary bush and hang them to dry so they will be ready for shops and houses in the city. The current rain is making this difficult, but I’m too glad to be seeing rain finally falling here to complain. We have a lot of the props, but still need more. Take a look at the props list and see if you can lend us any of the items.
The city itself is being moved from storage so that the builders can put it up again. Art students will be painting the walls as part of their community service, getting everything plastered and ready for visitors.
We’re planning on having at least some Passover food for guests to try after their tour of the city, so you’ll be able to sample the food that Jesus and his disciples ate.
We also have someone ready to do the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday itself, and you all are welcome to come.
One other thing we need, urgently, is prayer. This is a big undertaking and we need God’s help.