If you answered yes to both of these questions, terrific!
If you need to obtain or renew your passport, please be sure you take care of that, oh, let's say by this December 1st. Here is a link to the US Passport Site.
I've also just added a new "Helpful Link" (right column of this page). The Holy Land Media Center has many videos and interesting news bits about our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land (Terrae Sanctae). -Cathy