Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday July 14th and Today's Question

Today was another day off -- no show on Mondays. But the hot weather is returning. It was in the 90's today but the humidity was low until this evening.
We attended a session at the Nauvoo Temple today. What a beautiful temple inside! In the dressing room, they gave me a name for whom I was to act as proxy. The name was George Caldwell Thurman! What's the odds.! The name had been submitted by Dianne Johnson of Orem, Utah. I'll have to give her a call.
This evening we attended a fireside at the outdoor stage site. Michael Kennedy spoke. He is the 4th great-grandson of Joseph and Ema Smith and the first of all their descendants to be active enough to hold the Melchizedek Priesthood. But he had to join the Church first! He had a good story to tell.

After he joined the Church, he started tracking down Smith family descendants, trying to bring the Gospel to them. But he wasn't having much success. When he mentioned his problem to some of the brethren, they told him that he would not be successful in converting them, until he had provided Gospel blessings for those in the family who had already crossed the veil. He would then have their help in teaching family here on this earth.

That is an interesting thought.

A bit later in the evening, we attended Sunset By The Mississippi. The missionaries serving here are "asked" to participate in putting on this evening show of song, dance and storytelling. What a hoot! These are not professional entertainers but just regular folks that get out there and have a good time. It was a very enjoyable evening!
Today's Question: What year was the original Nauvoo Temple dedicated?


meglex said...

The first completed area of the temple was dedicated on November 30 1845. The finished temple was dedicated in private on April 30 1846 and in public the following day.

Ryan said...

What meglex said...Cowley kids.

meglex said...

I keep checking back to see a new blog so that we can tell Grandma Happy 60th Birthday, but I keep on finding just Mondays blog. I guess you are just to busy for us "dreary old Utahns" (Just Kidding). We didn't want Mom to think that we weren't thinking of her on her birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You have now officially joined the Old Farts club. The girls have been counting down to your birthday, I don't know why because you are not even here, but they were excited for you. The first thing they said to me this morning was "It's Grandmas birthday today". So, I hope you are having a wonderful 60th birthday, there is probably no better place to be having such a milestone birthday. Try to think of us just a little today, because we are thinking of you. Happy Birthday again! Bye!

Cowley kids said...

Happy 60th Birthday Grandma!!! We love you and hope you have a great day!

David R Osborn said...

Dawn Schmidt a direct decendant here in Australia Joined the Church Last week , the first to do so of Joseph's Australian family.