Going to church in a different country is such a unique experience. Its always interesting to hear the talks and lessons given in a foreign language, every once in a while you can pick up on a few similar words. But, I’ll admit for the most part during church I was lost. Good thing I had one of those translator devices (total foreigner move right?).
Following church this Sunday morning, my mom, dad, Madie and I had the most delicious brunch we have had on this trip. Eggs, bacon and all my friends! We then headed over to The Church of Our Lady where we were able to see the original statue of the Christus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Thorvaldsen also sculpted the twelve apostle statues that lead up to the Christus. With the exception of Michelangelo’s David, I have never seen more beautiful statues in my life. The statues were absolutely breathtaking and I feel so blessed to have seen the original Christus – a statue I have spent my life admiring and one of my favorite statues to visit on temple square in Salt Lake City. While we were at The Church of Our Lady we read President Boyd K. Packer’s general conference talk titled The Twelve where Packer talks about an experience he had at this particular church. It truly is a moving story so you can give it a read here.
Following our visit to The Church of Our Lady we stopped by Nyhavn, the iconic waterfront canal. Such good good vibes at Nyhavn, I did not want to leave! I loved soaking in the atmosphere, seeing all the fun shops and restaurants and listening to the street artists. Copenhagen truly felt alive and all I wanted to do was be a part of it.
While we were browsing one of the shops at Nyhavn, an amber vendor informed us that tonight the city of Copenhagen was doing a special memorial service for France outside the French Embassy. Being able to join with 10,000 different people to show our love and support for France is something I will never forget. The memorial service included a candle lighting, beautiful songs of tribute and inspirational speeches. My favorite quote from the night came from François Zimeray, French Ambassador to Denmark, where he stated, “We will win because we are resolute.” Needless to say, I feel so honored to be little part of history tonight. Pray for paris and pray for the world.
Once we arrived at home we made a visit to the candy megastore. If you are Madie Stone’s snapchat friend and saw how wonderful this whole thing was, you should consider yourself very lucky. And yes, we sampled every single gummy.