Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – Mission Training Meeting, Rain, Irrigation system
Early this morning Sis. Johnson and I drove into Nauvoo for our weekly mission-wide training meeting. The theme of today’s training was on “lessons we learned during General Conference that will help us in the mission”.  It was very good. We listened to speakers briefly review talks by Pres. Henry B. Eyring: “Where Two or Three are Gathered”.  And, Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf: “He Will Place You on His Shoulders”. And, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: “Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You”. Plus, four others. I feel it is very important to regularly review the messages of General Conference. They always have a message that seems to be tailored to what I need to hear.

Today Sis. Johnson & I spent the day at the Bushnell House, like yesterday. There is a ton of work to do there just like we did at the Carthage Visitor’s Center.
In the afternoon, our boss, Bro. Scott Higley, came over from Nauvoo to give us help, guidance & training. One of the things I learned while Scott was here is that the house Sis. Johnson & I live in holds the incoming water pipes for the Carthage Visitor’s center irrigation system.  Yes, right in our basement there is a four inch water main with all of its meters, valves & controls. Then, he loaded an app on my smart phone that will allow me to remotely control the master computer and all 40 sprinkler zone on the grounds of the visitor’s center. Wow, this technology is amazing. 
This evening Sis. Johnson and I débuted in the play, “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” one of the two we’ve been practicing.  I was only on the stage for a couple of minutes for the opening song and that was it. Sis. Johnson was also in the opening number but she was on stage in a second piece later on. Fortunately for us, there was only singing and no dancing . . . yet. The plan is to continually increase the exposure of all of the new Senior Couples, so, by this summer’s busy tourist season we will be completely immersed in all aspects of the play.

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