Monday, November 28, 2016

Nauvoo Week 49 (14 - 20 November 2016)

Nauvoo Week 49 (14 – 20 November 2016)

Monday was our last day with Scott and Malia.  We packed up our things and for lunch we went to Portello’s, with Malia and the kids. 
Scott came from work and met us there.  Then it was time for goodbyes, which are not ever easy.  We had such a good time with them and we will miss them immensely this Christmas.  The former Branch President of Mt. Pleasant has moved to Chicago.  They had given us there address, which was only 14 miles from Scott’s.  So before heading back to Nauvoo, we stopped to see them.  The kids were still in school so we saw the younger kids and the mom, Diana.  They have a nice home and she said that everyone had been so friendly and helpful.  The branch is sure going to miss them.  We have this week off as the Temple is still closed for cleaning.

We were invited to eat at the new Temple Presidents house with Elder & Sister Thompson who are also temple missionaries. 
President & Sister Irion are wonderful.  They are so easy to talk to and we had a great evening.

Thursday the Temperature was 75 degrees!  Elder & Sister Marshall asked us if we would like to go golfing with them.  It was crazy that in November we could be playing golf without even a jacket.  That evening a few other couples and us went to dinner at a Chinese place in Fort Madison.

Friday was Tom’s 65th Birthday.  He can now draw Medicare.  We went to Quincy with Elder & Sister Moon to eat at Texas Roadhouse then to a show afterwards “Jack Reacher”.

On Saturday ten new temple missionary couples arrived throughout the day.  We have been hosts for two couples; Elder & Sister Barrowman and Elder & Sister Sorenson.  As they arrived we would take them to their apartment and help them unload their cars.  Both the Borrowman’s and the Sorenson’s worked in the Jordan River Temple.

Sunday they were set apart by the presidency and then we had some training afterwards in the Temple.  We went through the endowment rooms and had training in each room.  We then had the Barrowman’s Sorenson’s Sister Udall and Sister Burgoyne over for dinner. 
We are looking forward to getting to know all of the couples better through our last weeks.  We love serving here in Nauvoo and have felt so privileged to have such a special mission.  We will have many wonderful memories that will stay with us forever.  We are also excited to be returning home to our family, we love you all so much. 

Mom & Dad/Nana & Papa/Elder & Sister Shaw

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