We had two last days of field trips this week- both days were dedicated to the last week of Christ’s life.
It was such a wonderful experience. I have become so much closer to my Savior than I have ever imagined possible.
I wish I could describe the growth that has occurred over the last 4 months, but I just can’t. I know that I am no where near perfect but my testimony has grown and I think that is something that I can be glad about.
Anyways, we started at the tomb of Lazarus.
This was inside the room and the little cut outs on the side were where they stored the bones after about a year. ( In other words after all the flesh and other organs dried up)
This is the view from Dominus Flevit (“the Lord wept”)
Tiny church but a magnificent view.
Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. Dont worry- this isn’t posed at all.
Today was our last field trip… and of course we woke up to the cold abyss outside! It was seriously freezing. I was not prepared for this weather! The field trip was cancelled for the day except for the garden Tomb. Which was awesome- I had the chance to hear the sweet testimonies of my classmates at the place of the commemoration of the resurrection. Nothing tops that.
I just want to end with saying that I know that my Savior lives and that He loves me more than I can comprehend. He loves us so much that He suffered all of our sins, heartaches, sadnesses and negativity. I am so grateful for that sacrifice. I will never be able to repay the debt but my Heavenly Father and my Savior love me anyways and will welcome me with open arms. I will strive to live my life in a way that will permit me to one day kiss their feet and wash them with my tears.
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to come on this study abroad. All I can say that He has a plan for me- I am so grateful that my parents are so willing to help me and that they push me to become a better person everyday.
I will never forget what I have learned here!