At Garden of Gethsemane ( everyone reading and writing in journals )
At Jaffa Gate!
Little Boy Playing in the streets...
The DOME OF THE ROCK Today!
Well this week has been mad crazy. Never have I been so Tired and So busy, going going going every second. This week we went on our first class field trip to a bunch of churches and sites. Then on the start of SHABBOT we went to the WESTERN WALL ( WAILING WALL ) It was such a highlight. i LOVED IT. It was so incredible to me as I watched these people of their culture be so devoted to what they believe. It was so amazing to me. These people put so much heart into their prayers. It is impossible to not feel the spirit a little bit as you go ( yes i did cry ) it was such a powerful moment. After I went up to the wall I could hear all this singing and chanting. It was my classmates in a huge circle dancing and singing with some of the jewish women. It was so awesome! I joined and got SO INTO IT. The jewish people are so wonderful and welcoming. I loved that night being apart of it. Then on Shabbot after church, while most people go home and sleep or relax....I got to go to the Garden of Gethsemane and Orson Hyde Gardens. WoW am I lucky!?!? It was so awesome. Only in Jerusalem! It was in walking distance ( lots of hills ) and just so beautiful. A very cool moment for me. When I was there, I was at so much peace and reasurance. I am starting to really understand the Atonement better now. As I sat in the Orson Hyde Gardens I thought of Christ and the picture where he is overlooking the city of Jerusalem, and he says " Oh Jerusalem, Oh Jerusalem" I can only imagine thoughts that ran through his head ad he looked at the city of his people. Well today ( Sunday ) it was a first full free day! i went into the city for a long time. We started out doing a tour on top of all the city walls. It was cool to walk on top and see the whole city. We seriously walked well over 10 miles today! Not even kidding! I went to the Jewish Quarters, Old city, West Jerusalem, The Windmill and Gardens overlooking the city, and the mall. We went so many places today it was fun! But when I came home all of us were just dead. but it was worth it! I am having way fun here ( except the classes..AKA HOMEWORK! there is lots when i just want to play. hehe. ) But we are getting ready for Egypt now! YAY i am SO excited! We leave in a week! I cannot wait! Anyways, thats everything in a nutshell, the basics. I miss ya'll and America. But am having a blast here! Love all ya'll!