Yesterday we went to the Gulf to enjoy the nice morning. Our first stop was the Kuwait Towers, a famous landmark in downtown Kuwait. The towers have been under construction for a couple of years for visitors to go up, but we got to take some nice pictures from below.
April 19, 2014
Yesterday was a full and fun day. We went to our church's Easter service in the morning. The day of worship here is Friday, so we technically had Easter service on Good Friday. Before going to church, the boys helped me make pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
We were glad Betty could visit our church and meet some of our friends. The Easter service very nicely done, and different than our usual services. The room was dark and everyone sat on the floor. In the beginning of the service everyone placed a piece of paper with their name on a wooden cross, to represent Jesus dying for all of us. Afterwards, the children placed roses at the foot of the cross. Being in the Middle East, we do not have reminders of the Easter season outside of our home, like we have in the United States. But I am reminded in my heart and thankful that Jesus was raised from the dead. And that through his death, burial, and resurrection, He paid the penalty for the sins of all who believe in Him, so that we many have eternal life in Him.
After church, we stopped by our neighborhood falafel restaurant to pick-up some lunch, consisting of falafel, chicken kebabs, fries, and hummus. The Mosque was getting out right as we pulled up, and it was packed with people. We placed our order and Nathan came back to get our food, since it was going to be a bit of a wait. It was delicious and worth the wait!
After everyones' naps, we went to the Souk Mubarakiya, in the downtown area. Visiting the souk is a very cultural experience, and we love to walk around and watch people. Before entering the main souk area, you walk down a long walkway with old Kuwaiti doors. There are shops behind the doors, but we rarely have seen the doors open.
It was warm out, and we saw a man selling mango smoothies. We all enjoyed one, and apparently Betty and I got slightly ripped off after hearing how much Nathan paid for his. They were very refreshing though!
This kind shop owner called us in to see the abayas, and he found the perfect fit for Betty.
He was a very sweet man and happy to meet people from America.
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