Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shalom! From the Holy Land!

Out Shopping On the Streets in the Old city !

My friend Matt and I waiting to go on the " TIME ELEVATOR" a ride kind of like the star wars one in Disney World where u move in your chair as u watch a screen! It was sooo fun!

My friend Shelby and I on the bus ride to our first destination of our field trip!
My view that I wake up to everyday...yea It's AMAZING!

Shalom! ( Hello in Hebrew )Well, about a billion people asked me set one of these up while I am here in Israel. And since it is so much easier to tell my adventures this way rather then tons of emails, I gave in and set one up. I am having the time of my life here! This is one of the most beautiful places ever. Yesterday I went on my first full day of field trips. It was way cool, and WAYYYY COLD! we went up a few mountains overlooking differnt areas like Bethlehem and a to what claims to be " where King Solomon" was buried. The wind was blowing SO HARD! I have been through the city several times with classmates and LOVE IT! Sometimes we are forbidden to go to the Old City and East Jerusalem for security. They watch us very tightly. I LOVE SHOPPING HERE! I for sure have spent some money here...I love trying to bargin with the shop keepers. I have alreay bought lots....and continue to want to buy things. :) One thing that I love here is the beautiful linens they sell of pillows, curtains, duvets, and blankets. They are incredible.
I have already had my first propsal here! Hah! I am keeping record trying to see if I can match up to my sister here who had 33, when she was here 10 years ago! Yep, I was offered to " Marry rich....10 camels and 3 cats! " I found it quite funny. Anyways, I have made so many friends here that I have such a connection with. People I know I am suppose to meet, and will know for a long, long time. The spirit here is so strong and powerful! Words cannot express and give credit that this sacred place deserves. Shabbot ( Saterday which is our Holy Day that we worship Sunday ) is incredible in the builing that we have it it. We overlook huge 2 story windows that over look the entire city of Jerusalem. It is breath taking. I also sing in the choir here, which is VERY WELL KNOWN here. And we do sound quite good. I am so happy to be able to use that talent again. I also have received a calling!! I am a PRIMARY TEACHER for the sunbeams!! Oh my I am excited!!! I met my 3 little ones last week and was in love! One of my little girls loves " anything PINK and PRINCESS" so I know we will get along just GREAT! I am very excited!
This place has already made me a better person. I already have grown so much in the Gospel. I have loved studing the Old Testament, especially my favorite-Rebekah! ( Genesis 24 it! ) There is power in this book just like in the Book of Mormon. I love it here so much. I know I am suppose to be here! This expierience for me is so important. I love it here, but do miss all Ya'll back home! I hope things are going well! Feel free to email me at Have a great one!

Hayley Christine


  1. I'm so proud of you for entering the blog world! It's so great my little sister figured out how to do this! I love you and I love ready all about you adventures! If you need help with the blog stuff, Justin and I are have mastered it!

  2. Shabbat Shalom, my little love! Words can't express my complete and utter happiness for you! I wish that I could be there with you expeireinceing it all over again...However I know this is your time to it! Hearing all about your many adventures, makes me so nostalgic! I miss it, so much...I may just have to come pick you up! I love that you have three primary girls, that is what I had, when i was ther adn I had that calling...Holly being one! I love her. Tell her I said so! How si Nasser and the Oasis? Did you try Nutella yet...Like I said do't try it until one week left, or it will kill you! Hee! Hee! I love that you remembered my plethora of marriage propsals...Pleased to know you are following in my footsteps! I love and Adore you honey, know that you are missed profusely...You are a Bracon of light...thanks for shining on me! Love ya Pretty Princes!
    LOVe ya, Leesey =)
    P.S. Make Every day Pure Perpetual bLiss! =)

  3. I love you hunny! I miss you but I am just so happy that you are having the time of your life! You are so amazing and you deserve an opportunity like this! You are my sunshine! I love you!

  4. It sounds like you are having a blast and in "perpetual bliss." Thanks for sending me the link so I can follow your adventures, Cuz! Love you!

  5. My Dearest Hayley,
    It sounds like you are having an amazing time! It's funny because it means so much to me that you are in Israel, but I guess it's for different reasons. I'm so glad you're having such a great time and learning and taking in the incredible new culture. I love you so much and look forward to your updates. Stay Safe!
    XOXOXOXO Always!