Sunday, October 30, 2016 – The Brick Yard, Anderson’s, District Meeting & Dinner
This morning Sis. Johnson and I were in the parking lot of the Visitor’s Center on our way to Sunday School. As we walked to the door the autumn leaves and colors of the trees were just stunning. I couldn’t help myself, I had to stop and take a few pictures. The leaves and the trees are beautiful.
This afternoon Sis. Johnson and I were assigned to give tours in the Brick Yard. This was a first for us as we’ve never given tour there before. Generally, all Fall & Winter, every other Sunday we will be giving tours somewhere in Old Nauvoo. We used to give Sunday tours about one week in three but as more and more senior couples go home those of us who remain will be doing more Sunday tours than we used to.
I like giving tours at the Brick Yard. As it turns out we are all like bricks! Our life is an opportunity to be shaped, molded, and fired like bricks. Like making bricks, the process doesn’t happen overnight. There is a specific process and recipe that produces good bricks, bricks that can withstand the storms of life. When we follow the Savior Jesus Christ, we receive instructions for our lives that will help us develop strength, stability, live joyfully and fill our role in the kingdom of God.
This evening we had another very good District meeting. There are five couple in our district and we meet monthly. The best part of our District meetings isn’t the meeting. The best part is socializing with our friends and fellow missionaries and a wonderful dinner.