Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Sacrament Mtg. Talks, The Brick Yard, Service Missionaries for Dinner
We had a very full day today that started with our talks in Sacrament meeting. Our subject was on “The Law of Sacrifice.” How appropriate, because last week (the week of the24th of July and “Pioneer Day”) our Sacrament Meeting talks were all on “The Trail of Hope.” Sis. Hall and Elder & Sis. Johnson4 gave wonderful talks on the sacrifice of the pioneers of Old Nauvoo as they heeded the voice of the Prophet and headed down the “Trail of Hope” for the wilderness and an uncertain future. As I listened to their talks I thought to myself how each one of their talks could have been used for today’s subject: “The Law of Sacrifice.”
Today Sis. Johnson and I were assigned to give tours in the “Brick Yard.” I love giving tours at The Brick Yard. To latter-day Saints in Nauvoo in the 1840’s, a brick home meant beauty and permanence. And long before the nursery rhyme of The Three Little Pigs who built their house of bricks, the Nauvoo Saints had the counsel of the Saviors words, “A wise man, which built his house upon a rock . . . “ (Matthew 7:24) Those who build their house upon a rock (a firm foundation, or in other words, center their lives on Christ,) will be able to withstand the storms of life.
Our shift at the Brick Yard today was from 12:30 to 5PM. Normally all historic site tours end at 5PM.
However this Sunday and next Sunday the mission is trying an experiment. The historic sites will be open an additional two hours and close at 7PM instead of 5PM. There have been many request to leave the sites open longer on Sunday. So this experiment is to see if it is feasible and while it benefit the public.
This evening we had the Young Service Missionaries over to our home for dinner again. Having a home cooked dinner seems to be a much anticipated highlight for them. They really enjoy Sis. Johnson’s cooking.