Hello everyone from England! The day started out with some amazing breakfast and like always I had Nutella and plain white bread. Moving on, we continued the morning with some cleaning to close off the week. Taking on the task of vacuuming, I got done very quickly and had time to pack. Before Morning Prayer, I had the pleasure of braiding hair for my girls Megan and Anna. Soon after, I started to actually Bible Journal while the rest of #GodSquad was playing Polish Poker.
We started out our journey up to the beautiful Winchester; Where we took time to venture out on our own. Looking for souvenirs and walking through street food vendors really meant that it was our last day overseas. Walking through our last Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral. The thing that stood out to me the most was how the window had been broken but yet restored into something far more beautiful with a story. We had a teacher from the cathedral take us around and show us all the spots inside that she loved. The Cathedral has the largest nave in England and is beautiful. Jane Austen, who wrote Pride and Prejudice and other classics, is buried in the floor of the cathedral. We held our last Eucharist in the "Mary Chapel."
Moving along we had time to relax and journal. Knowing the eventful evening to come, I will have to say it was difficult. A little less than a half an hour and we were at our ‘Last Supper’ destination. We were seated in our own dining area under the pub. The King’s Head, by far had the best chips (aka french fries) I’ve ever had. A game of skittles (bowling of sorts) and two lemonades later, we were back on the bus headed to the Privett Center. Closing out the day and the week, we had our New Zealand Night Prayer and some ice cream.
This week has not only made me a better person but a better follower for the man upstairs. Glad to say that I survived J2A Pilgrimage 2k18.
See ya soon Virginia Beach,
Love ya girl... Gracie G.
We are young people on a spiritual journey that began five years ago. We are members of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. These ten days in England, France, and Belgium are a culmination of our study of the Christian faith. We are on a pilgrimage of exploration and discernment as we approach the sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall.