by Nicosia Rainey-Ray age 11
04.07.2009 - 04.07.2009
Aug 4th Nazarath, Israel
My mom and I woke up at 11:30 and we drove in Meron's car to go to Hiafa. When we arrived at Hiafa my mom had wanted to go to The Bahai World Centre but it was under constuction and they only had a tour and we dont really do tours. The people gaurding the front gate only let us in into the first few garden tiers. The first floor had a big fountain and above it there was a stream going down from the steps. The steps were made out of hard marble and on the sides of the staircase there were bushes well trimmed. There wasn't much to see since the building was closed so we went to Nazarath were Jesuss is from.
We went to visit a couple churches and a well where God talked to Mary. The first church we went to was the Church of Assention with a bunch of murals from different countries that all were about Jesus and Mary. There was on mural by China. It was a chinese woman wearing makup holding a chinese baby Jesus. I dont understand how that resembles Mary and Jesus at all. The other church, The church of Gabriel had tunnels in it and thats where people lived then. We also saw the well where god talked talked to Mary. When we were done my mom wanted to cool down in the Sea Galilee. It was fresh water and she said it was refreshing. There were religious Muslim and Jewish people on the banks and my mom in a bikini. The muslim women dont really swim and go in only a little with all their clothes on. I dont know if my mom felt wierd but she looked happy when she was smimming.
It took a 2 hour ride to get back to Meron's house. I watched a movie then went to bed at 2:30 in the morning.