Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday: Touring and waiting

We knew that there was a possibility of leaving the capitol on Wednesday so I wanted to make sure that we really stopped being in "waiting mode" and get in gear of "touring mode". So I googled some things to do and wrote them down. We started with going to drink some coffee (ugh told you about that coffee addiction). Then we went to the Church next to our apartment. We had heard the bells ring everyday but were not sure if we would be allowed. Well, as long as women and men are not wearing shorts and women have their heads covered you are allowed. We spent 1 hour at the church because we arrived and they were having a "service'. Next thing we knew we were getting water poured on our heads and drinking water and also having Holy oil made in the sign of the Cross. I really enjoyed the time of praying and even though I did not understand their singing chanting hymns, it was beautiful. The sisters of the Church made us feel very welcomed.
After the service we went to see the "caves" it is the Holiest place where Monks are buried. It was a place I googled and showed the taxi driver. He dropped us off and we walked around. It was Independence Day here so not only are the Churches crouded but there are many flee market set-ups outside. We walked around and eventually took a taxi back to the apartment. It was a lovely day. To Debbie my friend who has been waiting for her shot glass: I finally found one with the country written on it!!.
Here are pictures.

We went to have some food at the local restaurant. It was delicious. All this food that you see was 16 dollars (by the time you convert it). Elijah loved the chicken Kiev.

Here are some pictures of us at the coffee shop, Elijah and a car he would like.