Elder Harris and I went and marked our seats at the pageant early. Then Kisti & Matt's family and Liz & Joe's family and Liz's parents, Elder & Sister Shumway went on a carriage ride. It was a nice cool day and what a beautiful ride we had in the country. Here is all the group in front of the carriage and horses. One horse was the oldest and one was the tallest. Here are some pictures we took.
After the ride we went on the Community of Christ Church tour. This is at the Joseph Smith's Sites. We watched a movie which was good but I didn't feel the spirit like I do on our sites. Daniel this young man that is hired by the Community of Christ Church is not a member of there church but every week is going to our Sacrament meeting to learn about our church. He is very interested I hope he will be Baptized. He was our tour guide at the Joseph Smith sites.
We went inside the back door of the Red Brick Store and walked up stairs. Joe carried Matt on his back up stairs because this was one site that Matt wanted to go see. It was cool to be up stairs where the Relief Society was organized but the feeling there wasn't the same as our sites.
We had a drink brake in this park right by the Red Brick Store. Sister Harris, Kisti-Jo, and Elder Harris drinking our Root Beer we got at the store.
Kisti-Jo and Sister Harris walked over to see Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith's tomb stones.
After this we went to some sites. Here are the pictures.
This is Lucy Mack Smith's Home.
Elder Harris, Kisti-Jo, Elder Shumway, Sister Shumway, Liz, and Joe.
Front row Left- Matt, Charity, Liz's son, Joey, Liz'z son I think Caleb. Sister Harris taking the picture.
Elder Harris is doing the tour for family at the Brick Yard.
Steve and Lisa Palmer are with a church tour group and just happened to be at the Pageant when we were their with Kisti and Matt's family. It was great to see someone from Blanding.
These are young men carrying the two flags.
After everyone are on stage we sang the National Anthem.
This is Parley P. Pratt and he says, " When You Are Here, We Are Here!!!!!!"
Here is the Nauvoo Temple lit up in the dark of the night showing how families can be together for ever. You can't see the stars but I look up and felt like my parents,that have past on were very close to me. The spirit is
so in this program and you can't help but to be touched by the spirit. There are non members that come to the Pageant I hope they will feel the spirit that is here in Nauvoo. I understand now why DeNene, my Sister-in-Law, says when she left the Nauvoo Mission she left part of her heart. It is so wonderful here. The high light at the end of the day.