7 July 2016
Step right up and get your sets for the 2016 Nauvoo Pageant! The pageant is in full swing and there are thousands of people who have come to town to see the show.
Last week the Mariners were here to visit and see the wonders of Nauvoo with their two children, Roxy and Burton. We enjoyed having time with them, going to the sites, Sunset by the Mississippi, the Martyrdom Trail, dinner in Hamilton, pickle ball at the gym and much more.
Sister Russell and I are shift coordinators on the new Monday PM temple shift. We are also baptistery coordinators on the Thursday AM shift. Last Thursday we started baptisms at the temple at 4:30 AM and did not stop until nearly 2:00 PM. The tour groups and families just kept on coming.
On Saturday we are the endowment coordinators on the PM shift. This assignment is much more relaxing and we have met so many friends from the past while serving here. The Al and Kathy Barrus were here and we saw Charlene and Jon Giles from Yuba City. Last month the Louis and Laurie Stubblefield were here as well as the Spendloves.
The summer rains have finally come. The corn and soy beans are growing incredibly fast. Everything is deep green. The warm summer air and rain have made this an agricultural paradise.
We have two more months here in Nauvoo before we leave. We are also the P Day supervisors for our P Day group of five families. Tuesday is our P Day and today we visited the Atkinsons in La Harpe. Bro. Atkinson fell in the temple and has had to have surgery on both knees.
The end of the month has brought us to limited travel since we have been extra busy with assignments at the temple: Shift Coordinators on Monday PM, Baptismal Coordinators on Thursday AM and Endowment Coordinators on every other Saturday. Plus we have been the group leaders for our P Day group. This week we arranged for an outing in Carthage, Ill. to the Kibbe Museum. Then we drove to Macomb to go to the movies and say Star Trek Reborn
Now we are winding down for the month of July. Each night the pageant continues and we sing on stage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at the end of the performance. We also attended the King Follet vignette which was an outstanding representation of Joseph Smith’s famous speech on the dead.
Lastly, we are anticipating the Kurowskis coming in August for a few days. We will enjoy sharing our famous Nauvoo with the family. We plan on eating fresh sweet corn and BBQ. The summer is quickly passing.
|Corn grown high|
|Mississippi Lily Pads|
|Dawn along the river|
|In the Tom Sawyer Cave at Hannibal|
|Tom and Huck|
|Kevin and Cindi Backes' Family|
|Burton and his scraper rock|
|Cinderella on a sheep!|
|Bro. Atkinson in the hospital at La Harpe|
|Spendloves at Sunset on the Mississippi|
|Dawn's new Amish quilt|
|Birthday cherry pie|
|Burton on the bear strings|
|Mariners in Nauvoo|