Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Carthage Visitor Center & Jail- Jan. 21,14

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
We served at the Carthage Visitor Center and Jail and the Jail was still only about 50 degrees.  They still don't have both furnaces working.  They keep saying the next day they will both be working we're still waiting.  I am to learn patience I'm sure.  We have been having a few tours which is great because we love to share our Testimonies with them in the jail.  We are learning how to make baby hats and children hats.  It is really fun to do humanitarian.
                        Here is a picture at the Autumn time at the Carthage Visitor Center and Jail.

Tonight we did Rendezvous and Sister Kermer has called us to be stage managers some of the time.  We still do Jed and Annie once a week.  Doing Stage Manager is Elder Harris pulling the curtains and and being a prompter and Sister Harris is the other prompter.  You have to set up the stage for the different vignettes during the program.  Be ready to help someone if they forget their lines.  We do enjoy this new calling. We are constantly learning new things to do and new challenges.  This next Friday we will be doing something in every song and also doing Jed and Annie.  I hope I can remember all my lines because it has been almost two weeks since we have done it.  The Cultural Hall was closed all last week for painting and fixing up.  We love our Mission.
                 Here is Elder Harris ready to pull the curtain at the opening of the program.

Wednesday- Jan. 22, 2014
After serving at the Carthage Visitor Center and Jail we were about to leave because we have to be in Navuoo by 6:00 pm and the center stays opened until 5:00 pm.  Elder Harris noticed that a pipe was frozen outside the jail which lets the water drip out from the furnaces.  So he called the Elder that was working on the furnaces and had both of them going and the jail was feeling pretty good.  So Elder Harris had to go back to the jail and turn the furnaces off so the pipes wouldn't freeze and break again tonight.    We were a little late to our meeting at 6:00 pm.   We are to talk about, the program we do in the summer.
 We are starting to review our songs that we sing in the "Sunset by the Mississippi" program.  We also are learning some new songs.  Last summer Elder Harris said he would learn the Clarinet Polka and this summer we could dance in it.  So we started to learn the Clarinet Polka tonight.  It really isn't hard we just have to get our feet in the right spot.   This keeps us really busy with everything we have to do.

Thursday Jan. 23, 2014
Today is our preparation day and we went to Nauvoo to the FM where we got new keys made to open the summer kitchen and jail better.  While I was at the Nauvoo Visitor Center President Chynoweth said he wanted to talk with Elder Harris and I.  So I went back to FM and picked up Elder Harris since he was waiting for the keys to be finished and we went back to the Nauvoo Visitor Center to see President Chynoweth.  Will tell you later what he has called us to do.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, it's been a week and we are still waiting to hear what you were called to do! Ken & Tami