Some Work, Some PlayLife here in the mission is filled with lots of long hours, walking, and tours. But, occasionally we get away for a little break on our "P" day (Preparation Day).
The last few weeks we've enjoyed some work and some play time.
We got a way for a day and drove down to the Philadelphia area and visited Valley Forge. It was fun to learn more about the history of the Revolutionary War and gain a greater appreciation for the sacrifices of our forefathers. They endured many hardships so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today. I'm grateful for their courage and foresight.
We gave the Joseph and Emma Smith home a new coat of paint recently. I'm sure they appreciated it! The lovely red was beginning to fade a bit. This is the home where most of the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph and 15 revelations included in the Doctrine and Covenants were received. It deserves to look stellar.
Last week I gave a tour to a family of five who were planning to be baptized on Saturday. It was such a delight to meet them and get acquainted with their family. When they decided they wanted to join the Church, they knew they would have to make some changes in their lives, so they got married on Friday and the baptisms took place on Saturday. 😀 They were baptized in the Susquehanna River near where Joseph and Oliver were baptized.
But between all that work----we did have the chance to do some hiking around Lackawanna State Park just north of Scranton. It was a beautiful day and we came across some deer, some fishermen, and some boaters.
|Such a handsome guy!|