Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kisti going Home

Sunday, July 28, 2013
We didn't go to our ward at 8:00 am but we went to church at 10:00 am.  This man told us that with the pageant here that they counted 1,000 people came to their ward.  The chapel was full and back to the stage and people were on the stage and in primary room listening to Sacrament Meeting, it was amazing.  After lunch we went to look at the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds.  It was really cool. Elder Harris was talking to Elder Mengle who has been finding graves up there.  He showed Elder Harris where the two children of the Washburn family were buried.  There was a tombstone with only letters on it, not names.  It was so cool to finally know where their graves are.  Here are some pictures of the cemetery.

                                                        Here is the sign to the Cemetary.
 Beautiful flowers on the trail.

Jens, Grandpa Harris, Charity, and Joey Christensen.

                                     Grandpa Harris and Jens at the Old Nauvoo Cemetery.

Here Joe is pushing Matt up the hill to the Cemetery, his son and wife Liz are there to help.
Kisti says I think it will be easier to turn him around and pull him up the hill.
We walked into where there is a list of all the names that are buried in the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds.
                         This is interesting we found James Harris is buried in the Old Nauvoo Cemetery.
                   Kisti and Matt are reading this beautiful story on the back of this broad.
Here are some names that are on the wall related to Elder Harris.

 Joey and Grandpa Harris
                                                                                  Charity, Kisti and Liz- Best Friends together.

Families can be together forever.  This is at the Cemetery.

Matt, Joey, Kisti, and Charity looking around for Ancestors names

These names are the Washburn little children that are buried in the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds.
Elder Mengle helped Elder Harris find them.   It is so fun to finally know where they are.
I fixed these pictures so they were straight up and when I put them on the Blog they go back wrong and I don't know how to fix them.   Maybe someone can talk me though it. It is a cute picture of dad and the tomb stone.  After the cemetery we went and saw Hyrum Smith's home, here is a few pictures.
Here is Hyrum Smith's Home, you can rent it for a night or so.   A lot of family members can stay in it.

Kisit and Matt and the families all left to drive a while to catch their train.  We love the gospel and we love all of you.   Hope you enjoy our blog.

1 comment:

  1. The Old Pioneer Graveyard is one of the most spiritual places in Nauvoo--especially if you have a family member buried there! Thanks for the wonderful post.