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Lady Flames Eagerly Awaiting Departure

May 26, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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"It's like the Bible coming to life," noted Dymond Morgan about the Lady Flames' upcoming trip to Israel.

With the Saturday departure date for its trip to Israel rapidly approaching, the Liberty women's basketball team is making final preparations for its once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Not only are the Lady Flames practicing on the court for their competition in the Friendship Games, but the players are also researching the historical locations they will be visiting during the first half of their two-week journey.

Rising redshirt junior Kittery Maine, who shared with her teammates about the Jordan River today, noted, "I'm excited to get to be where Jesus was and experience everything. This trip will help us all grow spiritually together as a team."

After sharing a brief presentation about Gethsemane, rising senior point guard Dymond Morgan added, "I'm excited to actually see the journey of Christ. It's like the Bible coming to life.

"I am also excited to see everyone else's reactions during different parts of this trip. I know that my mom cried with joy when I told her I was going to Israel."

The Lady Flames will spend their first two days touring different locations around Israel, including Tiberias, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. They will then move on to Jerusalem and the surrounding area, where the team will visit the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Western Wall, Jewish Quarter, Via Dolorosa and the Garden Tomb, among other attractions. The trip will then conclude in Eilat, where the Friendship Games will be held.

"This trip is a dream opportunity for any Christian athlete," stated head coach Carey Green. "It will feature spiritual enlightenment, a historical tour, an education of a different culture and basketball competition. I expect that lives will be impacted through this great opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus."

Keep an eye on throughout the trip, for updates from different team members as they explore the Holy Land.