Today's adventures started in the morning, when we went on a tour of Dublin with a blue badge (professional tour guide) and saw very beautiful sights in the city.
First, we visited St Patrick's Cathedral, where we got to see amazing architecture, and even got to see the burial place of Jonathan Swift (author of Gulliver's Travels.) From there we boarded the bus, and almost left without Jonah.
Then we went to Trinity College, where we got to look at the actual Book of Kells, and see the amazing library in the college, which has rows and rows of original copies of books.
After that, some of us went our separate ways from the main group, and while they went off to go shopping in the city,
Leroy, Madison, and I went on another bus with another group to the Gaelic Games. There, we learned how to play 3 out of the 4 main sports in Ireland; Irish football, Hurling, and Irish handball. They were very fun to play, even if you are not very coordinated and athletic, and that experience lasted a few hours. During that time, we got to talk to the local professionals of the sports team who were very helpful at instructing us at playing the games, as well as talk and have fun with the other touring group we were with. Even the driver of their bus was fun, as he was singing and clapping along to the Irish music that was playing in the bus. I'm sure after this excursion, we will wake up with bumps and bruises from all the running around and competitiveness of the contact sports we played.
At six o'clock, we all met up again after our free afternoon, and went for supper.
At supper time, we ate in a restaurant called Murray's, and Madison and I sat with some of the students and teachers of the other school (David Thompson High School), and got the opportunity to extend God's grace to them, and have some good conversation as well. The food was very good, and we even got to witness a few birthday celebrations.
Devotions tonight were very good, because it was done by yours truly. The message was about having a good attitude, not doubting, and trusting in God and His plan. The verse I used was Proverbs 1:33, which says, "but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster."
Thank you for all the continual prayer for us here. In specific, please pray for Lauren right now as today she got her money stolen, and could use some prayer, so please keep her in your thoughts.