Saturday, November 28, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oh Jerusalem...

There has been so many fun and exciting escapades these past few weeks. Starting off with the Holocaust museum we went to just last week, and that was an amazing experience in its self. What a moving and touching opportunity it was to re-live what the Jewish people went through here in this part of the world. It was incredible to go throughout the museum with our Judaism teacher who brought forth his insight on the entire devastation towards his religion. Altogether it was a very humbling experience and I loved every minute of it. It was definitely a different feeling but it also gave me a better appreciation for the things I have been blessed with.
On another note, I had the chance to meet and listen to Elder Holland last night at a fireside here in the center. Elder and sister Porter as well as Elder and sister Holland arrived here yesterday afternoon while we were at church. We were able to have dinner with them followed by an amazing fireside. I was able to sit on the second row front and center… holy cow it was a very powerful experience. It’s amazing how strong the spirit can be with such a small congregation. I took complete advantage of that opportunity while writing down as much as possible. Good news is he’s still here in the building… This is definitely not the time to be walking around in you P.J’s and fuzzy slippers, you just don’t know when he’ll be around the corner. Let alone slip a lil’ cuss word… how horrible would that be. But it has been fun having them here besides the fact the students are a little obsessed, I must admit.
Another recent outing that has happened this last week was our Dead Sea mud mask girls night. We completed the night with pedicures, manicures and haircuts. You may notice in one of the pictures the girl trimming my hair is wearing a head light! Hahaha. The lighting was minimum, and I wasn’t about to get a complete crooked hair cut.
We leave for Jordan this next week so I will have to give the updates sometime when we get back!