Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nauvoo Week 25 (30 May - 5 June 2016)

Nauvoo Week 25 (30 May – 5 June 2016)

Monday was a full day for us.  One of our Missionaries Peter Christensen from the Marshall Islands Majuro Mission was here for the weekend. 
We went to a session with him on Monday before he left.  It was great to spend time with him; he is working in Missouri about a four hour drive from here.  Then our “Preparation day” group leader had a lunch at the arrival center to see what activities we might want to do.  That evening we had a barbeque for Memorial Day with our home evening group.  Our Preparation day is on Monday also, so activities we plan will all be on Monday.

Wednesday we had a meeting with all of the Temple Missionaries at the Stake center.  It is good to see all of them because some of them are not on any of our shifts at the Temple, so we hardly see them.  They had the Mission Doctor Rasmussen talk to us about health issues.  Then they passed out our July schedules which changes some of our shifts but only for that month.  We will have Fridays off and we will work on Monday evenings.  The work has picked up in the Baptistry and Initiatory since Memorial Day weekend. 

Thursday was Hallie’s 10th Birthday.  We love you so much; she is doing well in school and loves to play all sports.  We hope your day was soooooooooooooo fun.

Friday Tom had a special Sealing.  A couple came from Louisiana on their tenth anniversary to receive their endowment and to be sealed. 
They had three children who were five, two, and one.  The Mom’s parents (from Seattle, who had been Sealed in Nauvoo about 1 year ago) were also with them and she was Sealed to them.  It was such a special opportunity for Tom and I was told that he did a wonderful job.  We went to see “Sunset by the Mississippi.”  This is the same one that we saw on a Monday dress rehearsal when Scott, Malia, and Corb were here.  You will all get to see it when you come, it is cute.

We love our Mount Pleasant branch.  The members are so sweet and caring.  When we sing the hymns some sing in Spanish, and the rest in English.  Sister Sanchez who is a counselor in the Relief Society gave the lesson and another sister translated the whole lesson for us.  This is a short one, and we are getting excited to see Paul and his family in a little over a week.  We love you all.  Thank you for your prayers and support. 
Mom & Dad/Nana & Papa/Elder & Sister Shaw

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