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MIKYLA MARIE MANU

My travels, thoughts, memories, and love all in one place. Life documented as a twenty-something.

GARDEN TOMB & GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, ISRAEL

GARDEN TOMB & GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, ISRAEL

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Last day of my Israel tour! Crazy, huh!? This day was the most spiritual day of the entire trip. It was very life changing. We first visited the Garden Tomb. It is the "supposed" location of Christ's tomb - but I think it is the real location! Here I was able to walk into the tomb where Christ was laid and resurrected. In the tomb there is the phrase written "He Is Risen". This is so important because as a Christian, I like to focus on the fact that Christ lives today. It is a message of good news! And comfort! Walking around the garden I was able to have time alone to reflect on my life. Being in the garden and taking that chance to think and pray was exactly what I needed. We all gathered together and had a devotional followed by a testimony meeting. I bore my testimony about how I know that Christ knows and understands us. I bore my testimony on the importance of relying on the Savior. My dad bore his testimony after and I have never heard a stronger testimony in my life than my fathers at this time. I know that Christ loves me and knows me and cares about me. After such a spiritual experience we walked through the Orson Hyde Memorial Park near the BYU Jerusalem Center. We then left for the Garden of Gethsemane Olive Grove. Here I was able to read about Christ's atonement . The grove has a sacred feeling unlike any other sites. We were again given time to be alone. I was able to sit on a stone ledge overlooking the city of Jerusalem. I thought about everything I had felt and experience at the Garden Tomb and how incredible of an experience this has been! The grove was so neat and filled with giant olive trees from Christ's time. We stopped by the Church of Suffering and from there left to have dinner before heading to the airport. My heart dropped saying goodbye to Israel. Already I want to go back to the beginning and relive the entire trip! xx, m. P.S. I've eaten a lot of Magnum ice cream bars on this trip haha

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DEAD SEA, ISRAEL

DEAD SEA, ISRAEL