Beautiful sunsets on the Jerusalem skyline
Lovely ladies in our Sabbath best
Exploring magnificent churches
Reveling in the wonders of the Shuk Market...honestly one of my favorite places here.
Adding a few strokes of paint to the Imagine mural in the Princess Basma School for Children with Disabilities. This mural was started by last semester's students, and after a few hours of work here and there we've finally finished it.
Ingredients for making 200 cookies to sell as Valentine-grams for the Shekel Shack (the committee I'm in charge of)
Thank goodness for Sam and her mother's sugar cookie recipe!
Waffle Bar with friends to celebrate Shay-Z's birthday
So much love for this fellow ginger. She is always smiling and genuinely happy, and one of the funniest Canadians you will ever meet.
The Lord's Prayer in Spanish at the Pater Nastor Church
Frolicking in meadows with the loverlies of 303
Twirling with Boonie
Graffiti on the Separation Wall
"The Hands That Build Can Also Tear Down"
Last field trip with our wonderful OT professor Brother Harper
Classic matching green sweater pic with Jerom...we fully endorse recycling outfits over here.
We're known all over Jerusalem as the "Mormon University" :)
Exquisite arches at the JC (my home)
Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension
Robes drying in the sun
Spontaneous dance parties before class
Typical post-supper activity in the Oasis
Playing Just Dance in the lounge. By the look on Courtney's face you can clearly see that I'd just taken the lead. :)
As my roommate Ashley would say, life is truly a dream. I'm enjoying every precious moment here...I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. This past month has been one of intense spiritual and emotional growth for me. My life is being shaped every single day by my experiences and the people here, both in the city and at the center. Before coming here, I was feeling a little uncertain and apprehensive...knowing that this experience would be wonderful but not knowing whether it was the right thing for me to be doing at this time in my life. Within a few days of arriving, I felt a huge confirmation that this is exactly where I need to be and what I need to be doing. With each day that goes by, that feeling is validated and magnified. Everything about this experience feels so right. Having that confirmation is a great comfort to me and helps put everything in perspective, so that I can honestly say:
I love my life.