I am pleased to inform you that we have recently received a houseguest from Gibbon, Nebraska. Buffy arrived a few days ago, as you can imagine the jet lag was such that it took a few days to get oriented, but today we went for a walk near the “Old City” of Jerusalem, I have enclosed pictures which show him outside the old city walls where the Jaffa gate can be seen as well as the minaret which many refer to as the “Tower of David”, which is found inside the walls which hold three of the holiest sites to three of the world great religions. Here you can find the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site Christians revere as the place where Jesus was resurrected, the Western Wall or “Kotel”, the most holy site for the Jewish people, the last remnant of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem and the El Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, the third most holy site in Islam from which it is believed that Muhammad ascended to heaven.
My name is Kern Wisman and my wife is Barbara, We are good friends of Mr. Dumas, your principal, and his parents, as we used to live in North Platte, Nebraska. My wife and I are volunteers at the international headquarters of the Bahá'í Faith which are located in Haifa Israel. It is my responsibility, though, to live close to the government offices and ministries and be the representative of the Bahá'í Faith living in Jerusalem.
As you can see Buffy found friendly people who share a common appreciation for a certain college football team. He wanted me to tell you that he would be leaving here soon for another country, but thought you might enjoy the surprise of “where” for after he arrives there.
Go Big Red!