Nauvoo Week 30 (4 – 10 July 2016)
This week started off with us still in Lake Zurich with Scott, Malia, Corban and Ruby. Tom and Scott played a round of golf on Monday morning and then went to Lake Zurich Park where there were a lot of games for the children, good and a fireworks display at night.
On Tuesday, we arose fairly early and began our trip back to Nauvoo to serve in the Temple that afternoon/evening. We served in the Baptistry and were kept pretty busy with those scheduled and walk-ins.
Wednesday was a catch up day after having been gone for a few days (cleaning, washing, etc.). We then served in the Temple in the afternoon/evening.
Thursday, we served in the morning in the Temple, grabbed a bit to eat in Keokuk, IA and then attended the Nauvoo Pageant. It was a wonderful production and the spirit was very strong. Tom was going to translate that evening, but the coordinator of the Spanish translation team had family coming so he wanted to be the voice. We can’t wait for you to see this production; it is very impressive!
Friday is our “Preparation Day” during the month of July. Tom played golf with Elders Davenport and Hansen. We then went to Quincy, IL with Elder & Sister Curtis (Sandy, Utah); we ate at Texas Roadhouse then went to Sam’s Club and Walmart. This couple serves with us in the Baptistry on Tuesday evenings; it was a fun day.
Saturday, we accomplished some tasks at home, and then called Whitney-it’s her Birthday today. She is 14 and growing so fast. She and Ashtyn had just returned from Girl’s Camp earlier that day and her mom had made her favorite dinner. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments!
On Sunday, we traveled to Mount Pleasant for Church. We presented the music in the Primary Sharing Time and had a wonderful time with the children. We then returned home having been invited by Elder & Sister Lasher (Idaho Falls, ID) and site missionaries. Scott, Malia & Corban and Paul, Kellie, Hallie, Maddie, Bryant & Kenzie had met them at some of the sites they visited. They are wonderful people and we enjoyed our time with them.
We are continually amazed by what we learn about the saints in Nauvoo and the struggles, trials, tribulations and their faith in overcoming obstacles put in their way.We are grateful to each of you for your support and love. We know the Lord is blessing us more than we deserve and at the same time know that He is blessing each of you more than we could if we were there. We pray the Lord’s choicest blessings to be with you each and every day as you try to emulate our Savior.
Mom & Dad/Nana & Papa/Elder & Sister Shaw