My day started with breakfast at the guest house. Then most of us attended the church here which is Anglican and the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East. The pastor at this church is the same one that did the Shabbat dinner the night we arrived. It was All Saints day and he mentioned not only to remember saints who went before us but anyone who had an influence in our lives. My first thought came to my grandmother Salvatora, who was also known as Della. My grandmother loved the Lord, read her Italian Bible every day. She was like a mother to me as my mother died when I was 5 years old and she raised me. I loved her deeply and miss her.
We ate lunch at the coffee house next door which is run by Christ Church. I had a roasted vegetable sandwich with feta cheese on faccio bread which was very good. Also had a piece of lemon cheese cake, yummy.
Took a walk around the area where there are a lot of small shops. Mostly run by Arabs which some are pushy and want you to buy as in any shopping area.
By then it was time for a nap. Laid down for about one and a half hours. Then time for dinner. Ate dinner worked on my blog for a while and went to bed early.
The tour we missed was to the old City of David, Hezekiah’s tunnel, and the Pool of Siloam. The pool is where Jesus healed the blind man. This found in scripture John 9:1-12.
I didn’t feel too guilty not going for originally Sunday was planned as a day of rest and exploring on your own. That is exactly what a quite a few of us did today. I think about 9 out of 24 of us went on the tour.