Sunday, January 31, 2016
I then asked him if he would like a copy of the Book of Mormon, and he said "Yes!" Sometimes we can feel so apologetic and afraid we might offend someone that we fail to share the magnificent message of the restored gospel! Actually our message cannot offend earnest truth seekers if we invite them through the spirit.
Next Saturday is the Exodus Commemoration. We get to walk down the Trail of Hope for some of our ancestors. I have over 30 of my own direct ancestors who lived here! I'm walking for Hiram Dayton, Isaac, Morley, and Jane Johnston Black and giving a special presentation on Jane. I'll give you all the details next week.
I continue to enjoy living across the street from the Nauvoo Temple. Here is the view from my bedroom window.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
It was a lot of work, but it actually came together remarkably fast because we had so much help from the Lord. We made four different recordings - one for the cast, one for pianists, one for people doing vignettes, and one called a show track (all my kids know what that is!). Anyway, there are 50 different tracks on the four recordings, so it was a big project!
We also got to participate in a worldwide missionary satellite broadcast on Wednesday, where we received some wonderful training.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
One sister told me that when she does Nauvoo on the Road she offers all the children pictures of either a child at the blacksmith shop, a child playing games, or the Savior. Almost every single one chooses the Savior.
I can scarcely imagine the saints crossing the Mississippi on solid ice! It is so cold here with the windchill that you can hardly breath. How did they survive when they were driven from their homes the first week of February and had to camp all across Iowa to Winter Quarters where they still had no homes? Their undaunted faith was almost without parallel.
I took the first picture a few days ago before the river was completely frozen over. The second picture is from the same spot all frozen.
All the recordings turned out amazingly well! We are still doing some post-production work on them. It is a big project, but we have really been blessed. I am so happy with the results!
I have been working with the Appersons. He was a sound technician for a few years and brought recording equipment with him to Nauvoo. I recorded all thirteen piano tracks - never dreamed I would do that! They are the most challenging music I have ever played.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
I have spent most of this week making a new recording of Rendezvous. I'll give you the details next week. Have a great week!
These pictures show the frost inside (not outside) my car in the windshield.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year! I think it's going to be the best year of my life so far! I love serving this mission here in Nauvoo. I am learning and growing so much. I hope it will be the best year of your life too! I love you!
With all the snow everyone has gotten, we have only had a half an inch so far. We did get an ice storm on Monday that broke lots of branches off the trees. It sounded like "when up on the roof there arose such a clatter..." Here's our driveway. (You can see the temple across the street in the background.)