What was it he wanted to know?
Saturday, July 5, 2008
But this time, we are here to share the Gospel; to uplift and strengthen others. And it is far more wonderful!
One of the cast leaders said, "The pageant could be run a bit better and more efficiently. But we are not about running a pageant. We are about sharing the Gospel and bringing our brothers and sisters to Christ."
And that is what we have heard more than anything else!
And what a treat it is to work with the young precious ones who are fast becoming the most effective missionaries in the Church!
The pictures show the very first rehearsal at the (unfinished) stage and our area just to the side of the stage where we care for the little ones. Things are not in full swing just yet.
Oh, how we wish you could be here!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
As we traveled, we listened to Joseph's history as told by his mother, read stories from past pageant experiences and worked on Hannah's (our soon to be newest grandchild) baby blessing afghan.
We saw acres and acres of corn and a fun looking museum which is built as an arch -- over the freeway! Pictures to follow!
Mike and Melba
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Part of our reading, has included the life of Joseph Smith. We thought it would be fun to post some of that info here as well as a "Question of the Day" for our grandchildren (the rest of you can play along on your own!). Those who find all of the answers will get a prize when we return. Asking moms and dads for help is just fine. You can also use the internet. We will not likely really be able to post a question every day.
Today's question: "How old was Joseph when he had his leg operated on the remove infected bone?"
During the operation, 8 pieces of bone were removed. During the days that followed, 14 more pieces worked there way to the surface and were removed. Joseph was quite ill for some time and lost a lot of weight. He became so light, that his mother was able to heft and carry him quite easily. That same boy grew up to be the western slope wrestling champion!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Nauvoo, here we come!
Seems like it has taken a long time getting here but we leave in a few short hours! Got our Nauvoo hat and a "few" bags packed (how long are we staying?)!