Nauvoo Week 41 (19 – 25 September 2016)
On Wednesday our 1:30 meeting was about those in our group who are converts-there were about 22 who are converts (in the traditional sense). We have two new couples who have come. One is the engineer and his wife, who is the McBride’s, and the other couple is the Brohem’s. Those that told their conversion stories which was about four, all were converted in 1978. We will probably here more of the stories this Wednesday. I am always so grateful to have been born in the Church and hope if I were not that I would have recognized the truth when I heard it. We are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives.
On Thursday, we went with Elder & Sister Robb (UT) to a store called Iron and Lace. It is a very popular store and most all of the senior missionaries have been there. A couple named Bill and Betty Printy own the store and their house is attached to it.This flower is a white delicate flower and is very prevalent in this area. Each piece has its own flower pressed into the clay, which burns away, leaving the unique impression of the blossom. Her husband does the blacksmith work, and uses early American forge and tools. He makes kitchen tools, pot hangers, wine racks, and other things. I bought a pottery piece of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus and it is beautiful. Each piece is unique. She makes bowls trays, ornaments, vases, and more. It was in a fun little town with a very beautiful river running through it.
We taped the Women’s Conference and we watched it on Sunday. We understand that Kellie, Hallie, and Maddie got to go to the conference center. There were some great messages given and we look forward to watching general conference this coming Sunday. We love the Lord; he has blessed our family so much.This mission is amazing and we feel so blessed to be able to serve here. We love and miss all of you, and know that the Lord has showered blessings on all of you.
Mom & Dad/Nana & Papa/Elder & Sister Shaw