Sunday, June 22, 2008

Historic Nauvoo

Nauvoo temple
Pres. & Sister Erickson Joseph and Emma's home

Joseph and Hyrum buried under this structure until they found their final resting place 20 feet to the right. Gunsmith shop. Where Browning got started.

With the Mississippi river rising everyday many are rushing to the aid of the Historic city of Joseph. Within the city of Nauvoo the spirit continues to touch hearts and build testimonies of the restoration of the gospel and the heroic efforts the early saints put forth to allow all of us the comforts we enjoy today.

Mormon Helping Hands-June 18-20, 2008

Nauvoo gathering before exodus to Quincy
A sea of sandbags. Some 1 million over the few days we were there. Our Sr. Couples were a great help. A little shade helped them out alot.

Sister Erickson, Sister Witt and President Erickson Illinois, Peoria missionaries engaged in the Quincy cause.

90 of the Lord's finest( Peoria mission) were deployed to the town of Quincy, Illinois to feel sandbags and to work along side of those who were affected by the flood waters. The church sent relief supplies (shovels, gloves, bottled water) to assist in the effort. The army of Helaman was outfitted with yellow "Mormon helping hands" t-shirts. It was a humbling experience to see the 150 missionaries from the Illinois Peoria, Missouri St. Louis & Illinois Nauvoo missions clad in yellow shirts turning a hand of service for the good people of Quincy who assisted the early saints some 170 years earlier. There were many opportunities to have quality gospel interchanges with those we served along side with. What a blessing it is to serve the Lord in any and all capacities he calls us to do.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Leadership mtg in the Grove

Elder Blake & Wardell working on UnityZone & District Leaders in the backyard prior to our sacred grove leadership meeting
Singing Joseph Smiths first Prayer in the grove.
The knots were to tight for some.