Okay, so Sunday here is actually Saturday (we had church a day early, talk about an adjustment!) So on Sunday a big group of us went out into the city and just roamed around again. Its a relatively small place; I would compare it to Rome rather than a place like Paris. I am going to have plenty of time to see everything. We went out to the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, holy cow! I was able to feel the spirit so strong at both places. Its incredible how much the people here just love God (or Allah). They are so devoted and respectful. Its impossible not to appreciate their example. At the western wall we had to go through some security before we could even get out to the courtyard, the courtyard had at least 100+ troops just waiting there, and to top it off the women and the men had separate. The men on the left and the women on the right- the left supposedly is closer to God and much more holy ground.
Today (Monday) we had our first field trip- we went to so many different places- Augusta Victoria Lutheran Church, several lookout points, lookout point to Bethlehem, Nabi Samwil (mistaken death place of Samuel- he actually died east of their- it includes a synagogue and a mosque) All in all a magically hot and sweaty day)
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go live abroad again from August 2012 to December 2012. Jerusalem is the city of love for me- I met and fell in love with my hubby here. My life was forever changed after this experience!