Saturday, January 13, 2007
Most of the students sang in the choir today in church, making it at least three times bigger than the rest of the congregation. We had a special visitor today, Truman G. Madsen and his wife, who are in town for the wedding of some muslim friends, taught our sunday school class. It was really fun. After church we all divided into groups and went to different sites before dinner. Eight of us went to the Garden of Gethsemene and the Church of all nations, that takes care of it. I've included a picture of the inside of the Church of All Nations.
The area that the friars consider the garden is actually about 100 feet square and is beautifully cultivated. Because of because of that side's neat rows of Olive Trees, I felt a stronger attachment to the other side of the church, where there was a bit more natural landscape and beautiful hedges and fences. It felt like it would be more like where Christ had been.