Sunday, July 23, 2017 – John Taylor Home Tours, District Meeting & Dinner
This afternoon we had the opportunity to serve in the historic home of John Taylor and give 15 tours to over 120 people. Sis. Johnson and I were very busy and enjoyed our afternoon meeting a lot of people and teaching them about the life of an apostle and Prophet. We had a wonderful variety of guests come take our tours today. We not only had families from all over the US but from Canada, Guatemala and Brazil as well.
John Taylor was one of the greatest men who ever walked the streets of old Nauvoo. He listened to the Spirit and was committed to serve the Lord. He was a tender husband and father, always mindful of his family. He survived the tragic events in Carthage that took the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. Even though he was shot four times at close range by musket and pistol he recovered from his wounds and lived to help build a “better city” in the Rocky Mountains. In 1880 John Taylor was sustained as the Third President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was truly a great man!
This evening we had our regular monthly District Meeting and dinner at the home of Elder and Sis. Van Horn. I love these monthly district meetings with our friends and fellow missionaries because they are always long on friendship, conversation and good food, and short on boring Meeting! Next month Sis. Johnson and I will get to host the next District Meeting and dinner.