Monday, October 11, 2010

Hosting at the Temple

Every Sunday afternoon throughout the year they have missionary couples take 2 hour shifts hosting on the Temple grounds. We just talk with any visitors that are there, and it is often a good missionary opportunity. We have done this several times the last 18 months, but it has almost always been either really hot & humid, or freezing cold or rainy or snowing etc.!! But yesterday, which will be our last time to host it was absolutely perfect!! We were there from 5-7 and talked with about 60 people from all over. The weather was beautiful and it almost seemed surreal...both the Temple and view looking down over the flats towards the river. I know I have said this many times before, but there is a very special spirit about Nauvoo, and we could really feel it last evening! There was not any wind, and the sky looked like it had been painted. These photos just do not do it justice, but I wanted to have them on this blog to perhaps jog my memory sometime in the future of the very awesome evening that this was!! We LOVED IT!

"Elder Evans" talking with some of the visitors we had.

The sunset behind Joseph & Hyrum was fantastic! The cloud formations were so interesting, and at one point just at sunset a Huge flock of geese flew overhead honking and honking as they do. It only added to the beauty of these place. Nauvoo has more geese that anywhere around, and we are going to miss them.
When we left at 7:00, it was already dark and I had to shoot a quick picture of the Temple. Gorgeous at night!!
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1 comment:

Emily and Kevin said...

Beautiful Pictures! I hope we can go back and visit again sometime.