Sunday, October 16, 2016

Our Missionary Activities and Endearing Moments With Family~

My Eternal companion and now full time missionary companion  and I have had an exceptional month of missionary activities and family fun moments~

We are missing Elder Dutton and Elder Robinson who were transferred out of our area. We recently had a Mission Tour and were able to see them there. Meanwhile, we now have two awesome Sister missionaries in our area. They are Sister Pinkham and Sister Turner. We have been having a great time getting to know them and working with them. Lower right hand photo is of our district. We are missing a few individuals. We really enjoy working and team teaching with the younger missionaries. We learn so much from them. 
Here is our sweet little Great Grandson, Sagan. He is just starting to learn how to play soccer. Here he is on his birthday. He started out in a blue shirt and then got his team shirt and had to put it on. He was so cute and I think he will be a talented soccer player. 
Our dear daughter Christina came from Australia for a 3 week visit. Due to being missionaries we couldn't spend as much time with her as we would have liked too. we did take her to Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. We had a great day. There is a fabulous new display of Sculptures of our Savior's life. You can take a tour of the this display here.  This area is entitled; "Light of The world Garden." Here are some of the many pictures we took of this beautiful park of garden exhibits. 

Our daughter took two trips while she was here. She went up to Spokane, Washington to see her youngest sister, Tiffani and then she went to Prescott, Arizona to see her younger sister, Jenni. She really enjoyed being with them both. Here they are: Tiffani, Christina and Jenni.  

We also went to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Woman's conference with my Daughter in law, Mary and my Granddaughter in law, Dana. 
Later on my son Sean and Mary with their son Jeffery came over to have some time with Christina. I forgot and didn't take any photos of this activity. 

Next we asked for special permission to take our daughter up to Idaho to see her two older brothers Travis and James' families. We did this over the LDS General Conference weekend. 

We stayed in one of our favorite motels. It is across the street from the river that is in front of the Idaho Falls Temple. It is so beautiful there. I enjoyed taking our dog Sammy for a walk the first morning there. He loved the ducks and other critters. The day was so lovely and relaxing. 

We spent Saturday watching the two conference sessions and enjoying a great dinner with our son Travis, Amanda and their children. Our youngest granddaughter, Haven loved painting her mother's finger nails and then she did her Dad's toenails; he then modeled them for us. Amazing! 

While the men and older boys went to the LDS General Priesthood Conference; the girls and I went shopping at Deseret Book and then a Boutique. Here we are taking a selfie from a mirror. We had so much fun looking at clothes, jewelry, shoes and etc. It was a girls night out moment.
The middle photo is my daughter, Christina, daughter in law, Amanda, myself and my adorable granddaughter, Justice. 
The next day we went to watch the Sunday sessions of conference with our son James, Amber and two of their children, Christian and Averi. Our adorable granddaughter, Taylor Jo was on a trip with a friend. We had a great dinner and lots of fun conversation and laughing. It is such a joy to be with them all. 
This was truly a precious weekend with family and we enjoyed this opportunity to be with them. I was extra happy that Christina was able to see all of her siblings on this trip.  

This is the sports section of my blog. Some fun moments with our grandsons ~
This was the Friday night Sugar Salem High School football game where our two grandson's Austin and Ethan played. They played an exiting game and won. Our other grandson, Christian had a game the night before and then attended this game with his Dad, James our son. 
The Left picture is of Austin, Christian and then Ethan, Austin's brother. The middle photo is of  the two boys with us. The Right picture is of our grandson, Joseph.  We did get to see him play earlier in September. He plays for Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah. 

This past month we also watched our grand son's Joshua and Jeffery play a soccer game. They are in the upper left hand photo. The Upper right hand photo is of Jeffery. We can't go to all their games but were able to attend one of each of them. The rest of the pictures are of Jeffery playing his soccer game.
 Below is a photo of our grandson Jonathan  playing. He is the goalie for the team. All of them are on good teams and they are fun to watch. I have some talented grandsons. 

My Eternal Companion - Elder Williams~
I am closing this blog post with a picture of my knight in shinning armor. He is armed with a strong and true testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love having him for my missionary companion. We are working hard and enjoying our missionary endeavors. Some days are hard and we wonder if we are  too old for this full time work. However, we feel so blessed and have witnessed so many miracles in our daily teaching moments. We know that our Savior, Jesus Christ is hastening His work and we are privileged to be part of it. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to bring joy into all of our lives. We know Jesus Christ lives and guides our church today. We recently listened to our Prophet and Apostles speak in our twice a year LDS General Conference. We feel the spirit of the Holy ghost in our lives and we receive His guidance in our missionary work. We have had some wonderful miracles. We know that faith proceeds these miracles

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Timely Messages From Our Living Prophet And Apostles~

Last week was our General Women's Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are one of the largest women's organization in the world. Our motto is "Charity Never Failth". As sisters in the gospel throughout the world we do many acts of service within our homes, wards units, stakes, communities and throughout the world. 
I felt so blessed this year to have my daughter here for Australia, and my daughter in law from Heber, and my Granddaughter in law from Sandy attend this meeting at our Stake Center this year. We had a lovely dinner before hand and then attended the meeting. The messages from our General Relief Society, Young Woman, and our Primary leaders were inspiring and uplifting. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave an marvelous message that brought tears to my eyes. I feel so blessed to be part of this marvelous organization and to be a member this church. My testimony and my continued desire to serve more diligently was increased. 

We received permission from our mission to take our daughter, Christina to Idaho to see her two brothers and their families. We will watch our Simi-annual General Conference. Here we will here wonderful messages from our Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, his two councilors, President Henry B Eyring, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; along with all of our 12 Apostles and other leaders of the church. We will again hear from the sister's of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary leadership. 
We will receive direction, council, and timely messages for our day. We are so blessed to have a living Prophet to guide us through these Latter-days. 
Come Listen to a Prophet's voice and here the word of God for our day - 
Here is the link for listening to the General Women's Conference and our General Conference over this weekend. Take a moment and watch one of the sessions; you will be happy you did. I know that you will feel the spirit testify to your hearts of the truthfulness of the messages given. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Receive His Light Into Your Lives~

Through the years I have met some remarkable individuals. Sometimes, I am just overwhelmed with the warmth and love that I receive when I am in their presence. It seems as though they really have a light that surrounds them. I find that they are always warm, kind, loving personalities. There seems to be no guile in them. I love to be around them and enjoy my time with them. I now recognize that we all can have this light in our own lives. It is found in the Light of Christ which is a parting gift given to us as we left our Heavenly Father's presence to come to earth to participate in this mortal life. It is our conscience; our our ability to know and choose good from evil. When we make good choices this light is more apparent in our lives. This Light of Christ can then lead us to the Gospel of Jesus Christ where we can receive further light through the Gift of the Holy Ghost 
I have also felt the lack of light in individuals who are choosing evil over good. At one time I worked in a Hospice Hospital and we had a patient that was brought in for care. He was a terminally ill man.  When I first entered his room there was such a dark feeling in the room. Even talking to him brought chills that ran down my spine. I didn't want to stay in the room. We later found out that he was into sadistic child pornography and had a large arrest record for those kinds of crimes. However, we did take care of him but it was difficult because you could just feel the evil that surrounded him.
From the New Testament; Matthew 6: 22-23:
 22. "The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 
23.But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"
Elder Larry R. Lawrence in an message found in the Ensign, March 2016, states the following: "Would you be surprised to learn that your success in life depends upon how much light you gain while you are here? ............The real objective of our existence is to gain light. .................."God is light, and in him is no darkness at all? (1 John1:5). 
Our Father in Heaven was once a mortal man who gradually progressed until He became a being with a fullness of light. He wants the same for you and me because a fullness of light means a fullness of joy." 
"That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day" (D &C 50:24). 
Elder Larry R. Lawrence continues in this article to suggest ways that we can obtain more light in our lives. I will comment on his suggestions. You can read his whole message here. 
1. Love Others - In the New Testament in Matthew 22:36-38 it states: 
36. Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all they mind.
38. This is the first and great commandment.
39. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 
I do love people. It is part of my nature to do so. Yes, I am not perfect at it. I do at times become upset with individuals and not like what they choose to do but I do love and care about them.  I sincerely love my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. I want to be a disciple of Christ. When I read of His life and love for all mankind; I want to follow Him and do as He would do. 
As a Nurse through the years I learned  many lesson of compassion and understanding from working with those in physical and mental anguish. Now as a missionary I find myself working more with those that have spiritual and emotional struggles that seem hard to bare. With all of the various trials of life; I now know and realize that the answer really is to love one another as the Savior loves us. I know beyond doubt that if we will come unto Christ; He alone can heal us. He loves us all and wants to help us through whatever kinds of pain that we may be inflicted with. As we love Him; He wants us to be His hands and serve and love one another. I know this to be true. As our beloved Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson has said: "Love is the essence of the Gospel".
2. Study the scriptures - In my own life I made a commitment a long time ago to study the scriptures daily. This has had a huge impact on my life. As I read God's word given in both the Bible, The Book of Mormon , Doctrine and Covenants; and the Pearl of Great Price;  my mind is opened up to more light. I learn more about my Savior Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world. As I study His life and His dealings with mankind; I learn more about the qualities that He has and I desire to be more like Him. In likening the scriptures unto myself; I have learned more about myself and I have received direction for my life. I find that when I am upset about a circumstance in my life or a sad event has occurred; I receive great comfort from reading the scriptures. I know that answers to life's questions are found in the scriptures. I know that The Book of Mormon was written for our day and it's messages are for us. It is imperative that we read it and liken it unto ourselves. 
3. Obey the commandments - Not only do we have the 10 commandments of old; which are even more relevant today than ever before. There are other commandments that have blessed my life. I am not perfect in obeying the commandments; I do make mistakes. However, as I recognize those mistakes I repent, or change and try to put my life back in harmony with the teachings of Christ. The commandments are my guideposts for Christ like living. I have been blessed in so many ways by obeying the commandments and I feel more of the light of Christ in my life.
4. Hearken to the Holy Ghost - As the a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have the privilege of having this gift with me always; if I am worthy of it. I know at times when I make poor choices that I do not feel the Holy Ghost. When I do have the spirit with me, I feel more comfort, joy and help in my sojourn of life. I try hard to listen for the spiritual promptings. I know that when I act upon these promptings that I will receive more. When we listen and obey, we do obtain more light and knowledge. Often the promptings will lead us to help others; which is exactly what the Savior wants us to do. 
5. Serve in the temple - The temple is one of the places that one can find true light. Within these sacred walls, great light and truth are found. Here is the place to go for peace, comfort and holy instructions. Here is where one can feel the spirit and receive revelation for our own lives. I have experienced this. I have had some profound experiences in the temple so I know that it is the Lord's house. When we serve in the temple we are blessed with added light.
 Elder Larry R. Lawrence states the following: "There is so much light and truth to be gained from  temple service that the temple may be referred to as the University of the Lord. Temple light is even more beneficial to your spirit than sunlight is to your body. Consider yourself blessed if you are able to bask in this heavenly light on a regular basis." 
6. Be a light - We should all be a light to the world; no matter where we are. In the New Testament; Matthew 5: 14-16 states:
 "14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 
15.Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
17. Let your light so shine before me, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
May we be a light to the world and chase a way the darkness that surrounds us. Receive the light of the Savior into your life is my prayer for all! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Our Fun P-Day Hike To Cecret Lake~

Many Years ago when my husband and I were teenagers, we discovered this lake. We visited it many times. Seldom was anyone there, so we considered it our Secret Lake. 
On our last P-Day we decided to travel up to Snowbird and Alta Ski Resorts for a picnic. It is nice that it is in our mission boundaries. The drive up was beautiful. When we arrived in Alta we stopped to have a picnic lunch. Then we stopped at the park booth and talked with a Ranger to get more information on a hike.  He told us it was a good day to hike up to Cecret Lake. Due to some Internet publicity this lake has become a very popular place to hike. He told us that today was a light day and we should be able to find parking at the trail head. 

Our hike up to Cecret Lake was suppose to be easy. It was just a one mile hike. However, it was all uphill in rocky terrain. I am out of shape so we had to stop and rest several times. There were a few switch backs and it was also pretty hot outside. We did have some water with us which I was thankful for. There were a couple of times when I really wanted to turn around and go back. However, I did want to see this lake so I put one foot in front of the other and trudged on.I discovered that I probably wouldn't be a very good pioneer. 
Then we arrived at the top of the hill and there it was, that precious lake of our youth. Right now it's a bit dry and all the flowers are pretty much gone. I think we will work on getting in shape and try it again during the early summer season next year.  

We met a couple and had a delightful conversation with them. They were from California and were visiting here. We encouraged them to take a moment to visit Temple Square. They said they did that 20 years ago and really enjoyed the experience. We let them know that it has changed a lot in 20 years and they should try to go again. It was fun to give them a pass a long card and tell them about our mission. It was a awesome experience. 

We had a great time taking photos of Squirrels and a few other critters. 

It was soon time to leave. The trip down was easier because it was basically all downhill. I will treasure these moments and look forward to a repeat visit. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hope In Christ~

 Each of us are made up of what I like to call Celestial DNA. We have a Father and Mother in Heaven; we therefore have their heavenly genetics.  We each knew our Heavenly parents well. We also knew and loved our elder brother Jesus Christ. I like to think that I walked and talked with them all. I believe we learned many things as a spirit child that would prepare us for our sojourn on earth. We were taught and knew our Heavenly Father's plan for us. We were to come and experience earth life. We would have a body that would house our spirit. We would be tested to see if we would obey our Father's commandments. We would have opposition in life so that we might exercise agency to choose good over evil. We knew we were to come here; learn of our Savior, Jesus Christ and follow Him. If we chose the right path we could return again to Our Father in Heaven, who created us all. 
Every human being on this earth will have an opportunity to accept or reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ while on this earth or in the spirit world. We have the great gift of agency to choose whom we will follow. 
Today's world is not an easy one to live in. We do experience great opposition. We constantly hear of disasters, wars, rumors of wars, economic declines, political upheavals, religious divisions and etc. Within our own individual areas we are plagued with hate and crimes of all kinds. Within homes, families are in crisis with fighting, abuse, divorce, and the list goes on There is an epidemic of depression and other mental struggles, plus a list of other aliments that cause concerns. As individuals we are surrounded with evil but there is also great good. 
OK, are you all depressed?
There is HOPE! 
Our purpose as missionaries is to "Invite Others To Come Unto Christ". He is our hope. With this hope we can develop Faith in Him and through His Atonement all mankind can be saved. 
In the Preach My Gospel book, pg. 117 it states: "Hope is an abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promises to you. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance. It is believing and expecting that something will occur. When you have hope, you work through trials and difficulties with the confidence and assurance that all things will work together for your good. Hope helps you conquer discouragement. The scriptures often describe hope in Jesus Christ as the assurance that you will inherit eternal life in the celestial kingdom. President James E. Faust taught: “Hope is the anchor of our souls. … “Hope is trust in God’s promises, faith that if we act now, the desired blessings will be fulfilled in the future. …
“The unfailing source of our hope is that we are sons and daughters of God and that His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, saved us from death” (“Hope, an Anchor of the Soul,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 59–60)."
For all that are experiencing great difficulties and perhaps severe trials there is hope. Turn to Jesus Christ; He is the light; He is the way. Just as in this painting of Christ knocking at our door; it is up to us to invite Him in. 
For anyone out there that is in a state of depression go here~

Monday, August 8, 2016

OYM - Spreading The Good News of The Gospel of Jesus Christ~

Graphic by LeAnn@ Living Waters - Photo by Debbie @ It's All About Purple~

The Lord has said:
“Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.
“Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.
“Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.
“Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (D&C 33:7–10, italics added.)

I am a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have a deep love for my Savior Jesus Christ and His Gospel. I know that this is the only true church on the earth today. I know that it is led by a modern day Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson and twelve latter-day Apostles. I know that the ancient Priesthood of God has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith saw and spoke to God, our Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ in an experience entitled: "The First Vision."
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 I know that The Book of Mormon is the most correct and true book on the earth today. How do I know all of this. I have studied, prayed and received my own witness that it is true through the marvelous gift of the Holy Ghost
I am serving with my eternal companion in a Preach My Gospel Mission. Everyday, I am suppose to Open My Mouth (OYM's) and spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I guess the question might be asked. Why would we want to do this every day? Here is what is behind my motivation.   In the Book of Mormon, father Lehi has a vision of the "Tree of Life". 
In this vision Lehi is with his beloved wife Sariah and two of his children, Sam and Nephi. They are at the Tree of Life partaking of the precious fruit. He sees his two sons Laman and Lemuel way off in the distance. They are not on the path to the tree. He has an overwhelming love for his family and he wants them all to come to the tree and partake of the fruit. That tree and fruit represents the love of God. It is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Lehi wants all to partake of the Atonement and feel the love of God in their lives. He beckons to his sons who refuse. I know Lehi was heartbroken when his sons would not come to the tree.                        I desire that my own family  come to the tree and partake of this fruit. I know how delicious this fruit is.  I know that God loves all of His children. We are all brothers and sisters. We were with our Heavenly Parents in what is called pre-earth life. He wants us to all return back to Him.  He has provided a way for us to return. The path to the tree is to learn of and have faith in Jesus Christ, repent and change, be baptized, receive the special gift of the Holy Ghost and then endure to the end. This is the true Doctrine of Christ.  Along that path to the tree is a rod of iron. This represents the scriptures. If we know and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible, The Book of Mormon and other scriptural teachings this will help us stay on that path to the tree. I have a deep desire for all to come unto Christ. I do have a great love for others.  Also, in the Book of Mormon there is a story told of five young men, Alma and the four sons of Mosiah. These five men were wicked and did much damage to the church in their day. Alma's father and the sons of Mosiah's father prayed for them all to change and come unto Christ. They had a dramatic spiritual experience that changed their lives. Due to that experience they became great missionaries and desired to take the Gospel to even their enemies because they now loved them as their brothers and sisters.  This is a gospel of love. It concepts, principles and teachings invite us to Christ. In coming unto Christ we will have a deeper desire to love one another and live Christ like lives.   I am not the most outgoing person in the world. Doing OYM's is hard for me. However, we have had some sweet experiences in sharing the gospel with others and with strangers.  One day we met a girl in Costco's who was working there. She asked about our missionary badges and within a few minutes we had introduced her to the church. She was from Los Angeles, Calif. and was moving here for work. She said she wanted to learn more about the church. We had a pass a long card with information on how to learn on the internet more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I felt even more blessed when I realized I had a copy of The Book of Mormon with me. I was able to give her the book and I instructed her to read the introductory page and learn about what this book is about. I invited her to read the last two paragraphs on that page:  " We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.)
 Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is His revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah."
 She was very excited when I gave her this priceless book and she gave me a huge hug. 
Today, I challenged myself to take some pass along cards to a physician appointment that I had. When I arrived I was trying to figure out how to approach the subject of the church. I decided to tell them that as a missionary I am suppose to share the Gospel with whomever I meet and to give out pass a long cards.  The very first person was my own physician. I found out quickly that she wasn't a member of the church even though she has lived in Utah all her life. We had a delightful conversation. Then when I went to be checked out there were two receptionists, so I decided to approach them. I found out one was a member and one was not. I had a good discussion with them and gave out two cards. Yes, I think I can do this! It was fun today to share the gospel with others. Try it; you will like it!
For those of you who are not members of the church you can click on the link below. or look for some missionaries like us to ask more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Missionary Moments! A Trip To The Church History Museum ~

We recently took some good friends to the Church History Museum in downtown Salt Lake City.  The Church History Museum was renovated not long ago so we were excited to visit it. Wow, we soon found out that it had changed a lot and there was so many exhibits to see. It took us a couple of hours to go through and it was so interesting and a fantastic experience. 

Here we are with our friends, John and Jamie inside the museum~
 I took a few photos while in the museum and then I will also give some great links for more information. If you ever get a chance to visit here; I would highly recommend it.

We first watched a 7 minute video in an 180 degree round theater of the First Vision. It was so inspirational that it brought tears. Joseph Smith wrote more than one account and this video shows that in a clear way. This video is only shown in this museum. 

There were so many lovely paintings in the museum that you have to go to see them all. Here are three paintings in a collage representing moments in the beginning of restoration of the gospel. First one is the Prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery baptisms, second one is restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood and the third one is receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood. 
 There were many displays on The Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith received the Gold Plates from the Angel Moroni. He translated these plates and then they were printed into the Book of Mormon on a press such as the one in the upper left corner. This collage shows a Dictaphone and a typewriter in the bottom half; thus showing the advancements in how things have been  written through the years.  Of course, we now have our marvelous computers. The Gold Plates are a replica of what they may have looked like. 
The History of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the early days are poignant. We suffered great persecutions for our beliefs. The church moved from New York, then Ohio and finally settled in Missouri. After a while there began to be contentions and as they increased there was an Extermination order by Governor Lilburn Boggs of Missouri in the Fall of 1838. Below is the original order and then it was finally rescinded in 1976. The members of the church were driven from the state of Missouri following that order.

 The saints then gathered in Nauvoo, Illinois and build a beautiful city with a grand temple. Again tensions arose and our beloved Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith were killed in the Carthage Jail on June 27th of 1844. Later the Saints were again driven from this city and thus the sad story of their pioneer trek to the desert of Salt Lake Valley.

The Nauvoo temple as they left it.The photo next to it is one of the Sun Stones from that temple. The temple was destroyed by fire in 1848. The Nauvoo temple was rebuilt in 2002. 

The Nauvoo Temple today~

The 2nd floor of the museum has displays of the 15 Prophet Presidents since the Prophet Joseph Smith. Each display showed various artifact from their lives, pictures of them through the years and what their main accomplishments were during their presidency. I enjoyed those displays a lot.  

The top left photo is a display of President David O. McKay's life. He has always been one of my favorites. I love his double breasted white temple suit. He was very involved in forwarding missionary and temple work. The upper right photo is a picture of a stone in Scotland that had a profound impact on President McKay. It is one of my favorite stories.
"While serving as a missionary in Scotland, David O. McKay had an experience that gave him the motto he used for the rest of his life... “What E’re Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part.”After he and his companion returned from visiting Stirling Castle, they passed a building where, above the door was a stone with the carved inscription: "What-e'er thou art, act well thy part." This message struck David O. McKay forcefully, and he decided to devote himself completely to always doing his best in whatever responsibility he had." ~Maskery & Lund
Another President that I loved was President Gordon B. Hinckley. My husbands Dad; LaMar Williams worked with President Hinckley in the Missionary Department for many years. He, under President Hinckley's direction help to develop the first temple films. The lower right picture displays his involvement in the increase in building of temples throughout the world. The lower left hand picture is of a podium made out of a tree that President Hinckley had in his backyard. 
Here are some of my own experiences in meeting various prophets. The first prophet was President Ezra Taft Benson. He married and sealed us in the Salt Lake Temple in 1967. We later visited him at his office two years later. He was a marvelous man and a great patriot. He was known for his love of The Book of Mormon and his desire that we all read and study from it's pages. 
When I was a nurse, I had the privileged of being the charge nurse on the wing that President Harold B. Lee was a patient in. I was able to visit with him briefly. He was such a kind and wonderful prophet that we all loved. 
I did shake hands with President Howard W. Hunter at a fireside one evening. He was very inspiring. 
I enjoyed the moment that I met President Joseph Fielding Smith inside the apartment building where he lived. He lived just down the hall from my husband's parents. We met them as were going in for a visit. He was with his wife, Jesse Evan Smith. At the time we had two little boys. The youngest was a baby in a carrier. President Smith asked to see him. Sister Smith said; "You better not let him, he will a make him cry. She then peered in at our son and he was smiling. Then President Smith looked at him and he did cry. It was a fun moment. 
I have had the privilege of being in the presence of President Gordon B. Hinckley more than once. He attended the funeral of both my mother in law and father in law. Both times I was able to shake his hand. He spoke at my father in law's funeral. My children had the sweet experience of singing at that funeral and were able to shake his hand and talk with him briefly.
As you can tell many memories of these great men and their presidencies came back to me when viewing these displays. 
We had such a fun time with these dear friends and it was a wonderful day of learning. 
Later in the evening we were able to attend and be part of a baptism. Here is a picture of the man that was baptized by the missionary that we team taught with. 
Elder Robinson, Clint a nephew that baptized Kevin and then Elder Dutton assisted with the baptism. 
 This was the end to a perfect missionary day!


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