It was like Christmas morning. Lisa and Kristine surprised us with a visit and we spend 7 terrifically fun days.
It turned out to be a blessing in many ways because Margaret’s brother Phil Swensen, passed away unexpectedly and Margaret was able to fly home with Lisa and Kristine to attend the funeral.
Here is a summary, by day, of the fun we had!
Friday 19 Aug 2019:
Straight from the airport to the Western Wall to welcome the Sabbath. Then unpack and go to bed after a long flight!
Saturday 31 August 2019
Attended Church at the BYU Center and then a visit to the Garden Tomb where a most gracious volunteer from South Korea shared her very sincere testimony of the reality of the resurrection with us. And, then, on to the
Holy Sepulchre with a blessing from His Beatitude,
the Garden of Gethsemane,
Orson Hyde Memorial,
and then back to the Center by the Olive Press. Long day.
Sunday 1 September 2019
Breakfast on the balcony and then on to Bethlehem with a final stop at Jimmy’s Bazaar.