Valentines day in Jerusalem was amazing. We started the day off with a great field trip. We had the chance to herd some sheep and talked about the significance of ensuring that we had all the sheep with us, just as Jesus Christ will never leave one of his sheep behind.
Then we went to a cistern and talked about all the scenes in the Bible that took place at a well. We talked about the living water that Christ offers to us and how we can partake of it.
After we finished grinding our hyssop we went to build fires and make pitas. Pita tastes even better when its cooked over the fire.
Jared found this awesome chameleon-the pictures don't even do it justice. It was a lot lighter color when he first caught it.
Our last stop was at a water wheel- a model of where people worked all day to get their water. We each had the chance to run on the water wheel- Kaitlin, Rachel, and I struggled a little but it was a lot of fun. We took it nice and slow after seeing all the other people before us get their foot caught and fall down.
The night ended with an awesome Valentines Day dance in the gym and making Valentines for each other. I got some of the sweetest/funniest Valentines ever. We had a wonderful Valentines day! I also got a letter in the mail from my best friend, Tyson and a wedding announcement from one of my closest friends, Shelby! I'm so excited for her to get married in just a few days now. Congratulations Shelby and Jake! I wish I could be there but I'm excited to see you guys in just a few months. Love you Shelb!