I got up to see the sunrise. If you’re ever in Rivendell, be sure to get up for the sunrise, they are some of the most beautiful sunrises in the world (at least in as much of the world as I’ve explored). Vecina made café and brought it out to us, those of us in the pavilion overlooking the valley, and it was a wonderful way to witness first light.
After a big breakfast we had a I Thessalonians Study. Then around lunchtime, Emanuel rejoined our group! All of us happy American’s threw a lil “Partay”. We did another I Thessalonians Study, catching Emanuel up on it, and finishing our first discussion. We had needed to end it short in order to be on time for lunch.
When lunch was over, we were free to go explore the property and finally run wild. Janie and I put on our running clothes and went for a run. It felt so good to be free to run. Running down hills and stairs is the easy side, it’s the whole getting back up that burns. But it was good to get to stretch and be free to run again.
While we were out running around it began to rain! This was good news for all of us but especially Connor who tries to take pictures of lightning. The rain meant that there might be more water at the 27 water falls, in turn this means that we have better odds at being able to go. So, we all run outside onto the driveway and did a rain dance, okay, maybe it was more like we ran around singing and dancing for joy.
We sang songs in Spanish and English at the same time. As in, Jenn, Patrick, Emanuel, Rosario (our hostest), and myself sang in Spanish, while Mr. R, Mrs. R, Josh, Janie, Andrew, and Knepps sang in English. It was really fun. This was right before we did our Biblical Thinking Study. Then we were all too tired to stay up so we just went straight to bed.
"Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad."