August 6, 2014
This past week Karen and Amy and Jeremy and their kids came to Nauvoo, and we were able to spend a few minutes with them. It is some much fun to have family and friends here. We were able to have them over for dinner and enjoy a good visit with them.
They joined me for a carriage ride . . .
. . . and they even dared attend our performance of Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo, in which I had to play the role of the editor and Jan the role of the Relief Society president.
Inasmuch as summer is drawing to a close and the fall of the year is just around the corner, a number of our missionaries will be finishing their mission.
At our monthly Mission Breakfast, we said farewell to the Young Performing Missionaries, the Nauvoo Brass Band Missionaries, and several of our Senior Missionaries.
Since many of our teamsters are going home in the next few weeks, we had a "farewell" dinner and program for them as well.
All summer long we have been performing a variety show called Sunset on the Mississippi. That came to a close this week also, so we just had to have a closing cast party for that, too!
Some of you might want to know that the fall must be coming. The Canadian geese are started their migration it seems. I shot this picture of a flock of them in the pasture next to our oxen yard. (In case you weren't aware, you should know that the Mississippi River is a major flyway for migratory birds, about 40% of the migrating birds in the United States fly up and down this river. It's amazing to see some of them in such numbers!
Well, that's about it for this week. We feel so blessed to a part of the Lord's missionary force--and to be here in Nauvoo besides. We hope others of you will have the opportunity to visit Nauvoo and enjoy the spirit of this place.