Saturday, September 18, 2010
This was a fun week. I took the students on a great field trip to Jericho and round abouts. It is so much fun to be with them and read cool scriptural stories and say "this happened right here, right at this spot." Often we don't know if it is the right spot, but there were a few places on this trip where we knew. It was great.
We spent a couple of busy days getting ready for Egypt. We also took the youngest to an Israeli doctor's office for the first time. We got a bit lost, but made it in the end. All turned out well.
One of the highlights of the week was taking Jacob and Sabrina on a field trip with the students to Ne'ot Kedumim, a huge Biblical garden where you walk around and learn about plants mentioned in the Bible and how they fit into the story, you learn about sheep and goats and herd them a bit, you make pita, learn how to write a Torah scroll, etc. etc. Jacob and Sabrina had the time of their life, and the students just love those guys. It is so much fun to see our kids learning and growing here. We are having the best morning scripture study we have ever had, and are having so many wonderful experiences.
I am overwhelmed and impressed with the great students we have here. Today as I sat on the stand during sacrament meeting and looked at my children, and had a strong longing to be with them, I came to feel that it is how Heavenly Father looks at us. He watches us, and longs to be with us, and is doing all he can to bring us back to him.
Tomorrow we go to Egypt, and BJ, Tashara, and Kaleb are coming with us. The younger three will stay with Jill Judd, bless her heart. Pray for her. We are going to have a great time!