Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 – Elder & Sis. Hacking, Elder & Sis. Burningham

This afternoon we met with Elder & Sis. Hacking. Sis. Johnson and Sis. Hacking have been called to be the Co-Chairs of the upcoming event called, “Christmas Walk in Old Nauvoo” (And Tree Lighting Ceremony.) This annual event here in Old Nauvoo is a huge community event on the first Friday in December.  The expected attendance by the public is between 500 to 700 people.
Sis. Johnson & Sis. Hacking have been handed a very big assignment. The “Christmas Walk” will require the assistance of every senior missionary in the mission. There is a tree lighting ceremony in the Visitor’s Center with a program, music, food, live nativity, and decorations. The decorations will also include wreaths, swags, ribbons and luminaries at each of the historic sites down Old Main Street. There will be entertainment & choral groups at several locations including the Family Living Center. Many of the historic sites in Old Nauvoo will have live Christmas story narrations. Oh. . . did I mention that this is a HUGE event? Good luck Sis. Johnson & Sis. Hacking, but you’ll need a lot more than luck, you will need a lot of prayers.
Tonight in our “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” show we had a couple perform a vignette for their first time. Elder & Sis. Burningham played the part of “Peter & Abagail.” This part of the show is one of the audience favorites and the Burningham’s performed it perfectly. In fact, they got to perform it twice tonight. Our 7:00pm show was completely full so we put on a second show at 8:15. The Burninghams performed like seasoned professionals. They were great.

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