We received a big white envelope in the mail this morning and it contained a letter that says, "You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission. Your primary assignment is to labor as a visitors' center missionary. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Monday, March 9, 2015."
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Wow, the weeks are flying by!And we are still moving along.
Richard traveled from Indianapolis to visit us the
last week end and it was wonderful!It
was so wonderful we forgot to take pictures of all of us.We hope to do better next time!
Friday night Richard got here early enought to see us in Sundset by the Mississippi.
In the opening and closing numbers Elder Ray and Sister Barbara are together, singing "Hello Everybody....."
the Elders sing "Act Natually"...
....the Sisters sing, "Oh Be Joyful" and dance and sing "Jubilee."
All of the branches of the Military are honored and Ray is honored to carry the
U. S. Navy flag.
Saturday night we had two Rendezvous shows and the
audience at the second show was very kind and gave us a standing ovation.Our director came out at the end and told of
the ovation – she was pleased and so were we.We always stand outside after each performance and meet the audience as
they come out.That night a lady from
our audience came up to us and told us how good we did and how much she enjoyed
the show.Then she said, “I felt what they
must have felt” and that is what it is all about.We portray what those long ago saints did,
and though sometimes in a light hearted way, we hope our audience will catch
the spirit of how they felt and how they coped with everything.Their faith in Jesus Christ was strong, and
that helped them endure much.I was so
pleased to get conformation that we are reaching them.
The Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors are
here in Nauvoo for a couple of weeks and we got to see their show last night
which was just after our Sunset on the
Mississippi show.They are
performing Heartsongs, Melodies of Love.If you would like to know more about them, go
and you will find a link to “BYU Young Ambassadors perform in Nauvoo.”
The productions that we Senior Missionaries are in, Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo, and Sunset by the Mississippi are going
well, and they can be seen every night except Sunday – Elder Doying and I are
in one or the other of them four nights each week.
We really do more than dance and sing, like serve in
the many sites around Old Nauvoo where we teach and invite, and are enjoying everything, especially
having ice cream at Annie’s some nights after our shows.