Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Susan Easton Durrant's talk

Tuesday- Feb. 25, 2014
Her talk was about Nauvoo---
        It was first called Venus then Commerce then Nauvoo.  Brigham Young called Nauvoo the City of Joseph after his death.  And to honor him he finished 2 brick homes, Wilford Woodruff's home and Heber C. Kimball's home.   He finished building there brick homes in honor of Joseph. He also finished other buildings and the Nauvoo Temple to Honor Joseph. This was all done before the Exodus in April, 1846. Brigham Young just loved Joseph and he always knew he was a Prophet of God and he knew the Book of Mormon was the Word of God.  I want you all to know how much I love Joseph Smith and I also believe that he was a Prophet of God and I know that the Book of Mormon is a true record of God.

Wednesday- Feb/ 26, 2014
We had our Wednesday Training Meeting this morning at 8:00 am.  Elder and Sister Monney taught it and it was really good.  They are one of the greatest couple missionary that are serving here in Nauvoo.

I served in the Pendleton Log School today with Sister Hansen.  She will be going home at the end of March.  So her husband took some pictures of us together.  This will show you what it looks like inside and their is a picture on the fireplace so you can see what Calvin Pendleton look's like.

In the first part of the house is Calvin Pendleton's home.  It shows how he loved to use herbs and to prevent sickness with the herbs.  This is two sites in one because it also has the Log School House in the back.  It is a very small building.  Sister Hansen is an awesome sister I just love serving with her.
Here are some pictures of me in the Log School House in the back.
                                        We ring the bell when we start school.
They were taught to read phonetically.  This is the way I was taught to read, sound it out.  We could say Joseph with an (F) it would be easier.  It is fun to have visitors say the words as we hold up the cards.   Some are really hard but when you sound them out it works, you can read the words.

This is math we do on the slate, modern I Pad, I call it.  There are 2500 homes built in Nauvoo.  Calvin was never a school teacher but he was a strong believer in education because when we leave this life that is what we take with us.

Thursday- Feb. 27, 2014
It was our Preparation Day so we try to go to the Nauvoo Temple every time.  It is so beautiful in the Temple.  Elder Harris found some of his families that need Temple work done so we have been trying to get it done.  It has been really special.

Friday- Feb. 28, 2014
This is the last day of the Month and Sister Thurston and I served at John Taylor's home.  I just love this home.  When we weren't busy we practiced our Clarinet Polka dance that we are going to do at "Sunset by the Mississippi this summer."  Elder Harris promise we could do it this summer and he is already trying to back out of doing it.

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