The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about a recent Holy Land trip taken by a local resident, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Frank Patino related to the Kiwanis Club, his experiences during a 15-day trip to several Middle Eastern countries with 3 other local men.
Among the cities they visited included Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Nazareth, Jerusalem, Gethsemane, and Bethlehem, all in Israel.
The highlight of the trip, says Patino, was being baptized in the Jordan River.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.
CAPTION TO PICTURE: Taylorville resident Frank Patino (center) talked about his recent Holy Land trip, to the Taylorville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. Program chair Reverend Michael Evanchek is at the left; Kiwanis president Martin Vota is at the right.