Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – Sis. Johnson’s Headache, Site Training, Hedge trimming
This morning Sis. Johnson woke up with a bad sinus headache. She’s afraid she’s coming down with another cold. Hopefully not but to be safe she stayed home today. The cold weather wouldn’t have been good for her sinuses or her head.

Since today is Wednesday we had our weekly training meeting. This morning we went to various historic homes and site for site training. My assignment was at the Blacksmith and Wainwright Shops. Our Zone Leader, Elder McCoy did a great job of instructing us. 
I like these site training meetings because I always learn so much about the history, the faith, the people, and the hard work and dedication the early pioneers had. In the Blacksmith Shop I learned that there is no “right” way to make a demonstration horse shoe to be given to the guests. Every Elder that works in the Blacksmith shop has his own unique way of heating, bending, pounding and shaping the horseshoe.
In the Wainwright Shop I learned how they made a wagon wheel in the 1840’s. It was a difficult task and required the work of many men building individual parts before the final wheel could be assembled. I like the analogy of the family and the wagon wheel. Our families are much like the wheel on a wagon.  In order for the wheel to stay together, it has to have a hub in the center. Our family members are like the spokes of a wagon wheel, we need to be centered on a hub. Mother and father with children all point to the center hub for stability and strength. In our lives the hub is the Savior Jesus Christ.

The outer part of the wheel is held together with a strong iron band. This iron “Tire” holds the whole wheel together. The Iron band in our lives that holds us all together, gives us strength, durability and keeps us centered on the Savior is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we center our lives on Christ, our families are blessed and strengthened.
My work day was like yesterday. I had a good crew of young men helping me trim hedges. We started back at the Women’s Garden. We moved to the Heber C. Kimball home and finished in the parking lot of the Log Cabin School House.  A good day of work.

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