Showing posts from September, 2017

Fort Walton Beach, Florida - We've Arrived

Fort Walton Beach us in the upper left area of this map - east of Pensacola After a wonderful week of experiencing and learning about some of the early church history sites in Independence, Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois (Liberty Jail, Carthage, Temple Site, New Jerusalem, Pioneers, Quincy, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, LDS Temple, Smith Family Cemetery, Mississippi River etc.) we drove through beautiful Alabama to arrive here in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, last Monday. It's been a bit of a whirlwind week getting settled, learning our way around a bit, meeting and working with the 10 outstanding younger missionaries in this area, meeting and loving the new ward members, attending two baptisms and Elder Hendricks (Mike) going out with the Elders 4 times now, and I, once. Last Friday I drove two of our sweet sister missionaries to the 'Sisters Conference' in Bonifay, Florida (about an hour from here) where we met with the 72? other sisters in the mission and had a wonderful day to

MTC Experience and Church History Sites

We had an incredible 5 days in the Provo MTC (Missionary Training Center), where we were taught truths by the Spirit of the Lord and our wonderful young teachers. Our studies included lessons in the PMG (Preach My Gospel) Manual, the approved resource for all missionaries, on how to effectively share the gospel of Jesus Christ and lovingly invite others to draw nearer unto Him by reading, pondering and praying about the things we teach them, which are from God. Our desire is to reach out in love to those around us and to help lift them up so that they can enjoy greater peace and happiness in this life and in the life to come. We are now on our way to Florida and are stopping at a few Church Sites on the way. Because of hurricane #Irma, we were given until next Tuesday to arrive at our new apartment, so we've had a few extra days for which we are grateful. We've been to Independence, Missouri, Liberty Jail, Carthage, and now Nauvoo. It's been a sacred journey as we'