Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Pageants 7-24-16

The Nauvoo and British Pageants are spectacular. I love watching them whenever I can. The missionaries get to go up and sing "Called to Serve" with the cast at the end of the British Pageant. I'm on the second row left end.

All the Quorum of the Twelve were sent as a body to preach the gospel in the British Isles. There were thousands of converts who then came to America to help build the temple in Nauvoo. The impact they had on the Church is amazing!

Let the Show Go On! 7-24-16

Here are Sarah and Christina with some of their cousins and the Young Performing Missionaries. You can also see me in the orange apron dancing with them on Main Street.

Welcome Paul & Mari! 7-24-16

After our nice pleasant summer weather, this week has been a heat wave. I guess it makes us appreciate how nice it has been. The best thing that happened was having Paul, Mari, their children and some extended family here to visit Nauvoo. We had such a wonderful time together!

Here we are at Carthage Jail. Isabelle loved Pioneer Pastimes!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lighting the Way. 7-17-16

As I walked to Missionary Training Meeting this week, I took this beautiful picture with the Christus statue behind Joseph and Emma Smith. It's so wonderful that Christ can light the way for all of us if we will let Him.

Wagon Tours. 7-17-16

The hour-long wagon tour that I narrate one day a week got changed this week. I got to do the very first wagon tour on the new schedule on Tuesday, July 12! We did some tweaking, and I really love it! Now the tour is less than a half hour and more people can ride.

Beautiful Nauvoo. 7-17-16

The weeks are flying, and things are in full swing here in Nauvoo. What a thrill it is to watch the Nauvoo Brass Band, the Young Performing Missionaries, the 2 Pageants, the special vignettes and shows, Sunset by the Mississippi, Rendezvous, the Country Fair, and more. There is such a special spirit here! Everyone loves it! Nauvoo is certainly all its name suggests - a beautiful place!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Bullocks 7-10-16

My sister Mary came at the end of the week with Steve and Monica. They loved Nauvoo, and how we enjoyed our time together. Truly our families make life heaven on earth!

Melissa's Family 7-10-16

Melissa, Slate, and their four children arrived on Monday afternoon, and what fun we all had together! The Webbs joined us, and we all went on a 3-mile handcart trek, watched the young performing missionaries, and visited the pageants and sites. We even caught some beautiful sunsets along the Mississippi River.

The 3 Ms! 7-10-16

This was the magnificent week of the 3 M's! Marilee arrived with Laneia and Natalie last Friday, and we had such a wonderful time together! I took Natalie to the Family Living Center where she tied rugs, while Marilee and Laneia did baptisms. After the British Pageant we met the director who played Matt's 2nd-great grandmother in "Seventeen Miracles."

Touched by an Angel. 7-10-16

Then I did wagon tours. When I came back to the depot after the first ride, there was a note on the counter. It said that I had a flat tire and that a visitor on the next wagon was willing to help fix it.

I looked at my tire, and it was completely flat. Then as I was getting ready to do my next wagon tour, I noticed that another man and his son were out using their compressor on my tire. He said it might not hold the air, but he did what he could. I was so grateful.

When I returned from my wagon tour, there was a note for me in the depot that said: "Found the nail, plugged the tire. Raymond." I was so touched. Sure enough the tire was fixed! How often do you find someone who is a complete stranger who is willing to do something so thoughtful for someone - with no recognition?

A Week of Heaven 7-10-16

Hi Everyone. It has been an amazing week!
Monday morning was the 4th of July, which started with a flag raising ceremony at the Visitor's Center and the Nauvoo Brass Band.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Visit from Marilee! 7-3-16

My daughter Marilee Webb and her daughters Laneia and Natalie came to visit Nauvoo. They arrived late Friday night. We have had so much fun visiting all the sites and shows and just hanging out. I love them so much! Hope you've had a great week too!

Celebration! 7-3-16

What a wonderful week it has been! Monday we had the Martyrdom Commemoration in Carthage. It was beautiful and very moving.

Tuesday was my birthday, and so many people remembered me! It was really special. My friends the Blacks brought over a surprise birthday cake. My companion Sis Rollins put matches on it, since we didn't have any candles. They worked great! I even made a wish and blew them out - and we didn't catch the house on fire!