When I heard we were given the opportunity to leave campus and continue exploring Israel I was so excited.
When I heard we were given the opportunity to leave campus and continue exploring Israel I was so excited. We were able to help farmers who were having a hard time due to Corona virus, and it was a very meaningful experience for me to give back to the land of Israel. Seeing the energy it took to harvest the land was very impactful. We woke up really early in the morning to get the day started to help the farmers, who were in desperate need of auxiliary. We helped pick out the weeds from under the mango trees that were just using up water. There were 70 of us working hard for 3 hours which was extremely helpful for the farmer’s fields. We got to clean so many trees by the end of the day, and seeing the fruits of my labor was incredibly powerful and satisfying. This trip helped me to connect to the actual, physical land of Israel, the dirt and the trees and the weeds. I was able to take a step back from my busy days on campus and appreciate the country I love in a way I never have before.