Update On Jordan River Baptism Site
We just wanted to update you on an issue that we blogged about previously. The Qasar al-Yehud baptism site where Christians believe that Jesus descended into the Jordan River to be baptized has been declared safe by the Ministry of Health. After testing the Ministry has declared that levels of fecal bacteria are below harmful levels. While this is good for pilgrims and the Jordan River alike, the Jordan River is still far from clean and we should all make efforts to keep it as clean as possible.