Back surgery late last year that was only partially successful and anticipated more intense treatment made him conclude that he must step down, as the pain and therapy render him less effective than he feels we deserve. The board reluctantly accepted his resignation but asked him to remain as President Emeritus through May 2009. We’re grateful he accepted and will help us out as he is able while we begin the search for his replacement.
In Israel today, we found this scene where a sandy parking lot existed just a few years ago. It’s called Bet She’an and is near where King Saul met his end.
Between the excavated city and the hill beyond is where Saul fell on his sword.
Dianna got this great shot from the top of the hill. Notice the theater in the upper right.
My bride, Dianna, at Bet She’an.