Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nauvoo and More - Nov 2013

Last week we made a quick trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, where the early Latter-day Saints settled after being driven from Missouri in 1838.  The pioneer village of Nauvoo has been restored in a Williamsburg, Virginia-like fashion.  This is a photo of Sister Pyne standing in front of the John Taylor home in Nauvoo.  John Taylor was the 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and an ancestor of Sister Pyne.

Buildings across the street from the John Taylor home.

 Elder Pyne standing in the streets of Nauvoo.

The Brigham Young home in Nauvoo, where plans were made for the future of the Latter-day Saints after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith.  Brigham Young became the 2nd President of the Church.

A colorful autumn tree in Nauvoo.

One of the shops in Nauvoo.

The Heber C. Kimball home in Nauvoo. 

We loved the bright fall colors!

A log cabin in Nauvoo.

 A quiet grove of tree in Nauvoo.

Did we tell you that we enjoyed the beautiful fall colors on this trip?!

The Nauvoo Temple, which has been restored to much of its original character, and dedicated in 2002.  It sits on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.

The Catholic Cathedral on the left and the Nauvoo Temple on the Right.

A photo of Sister Pyne from the backside of the Nauvoo Temple.

The mighty Mississippi River, which miraculously froze over for the first company of Saints that left Nauvoo in February 1846, toward their westward migration to the Great Salt Lake valley.

The staircase that the mob rushed up to kill the Prophet Joseph Smith in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844..

The door through which rifle bullets were fired to kill Hyrum Smith, the brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

The floor upon which Hyrum Smith died.

Joseph Smith fell to his death from the far window after receiving multiple rifle shots from the mob.

Sister Moon and Sister Jacobs on Halloween evening 2013, dressed in their orange attire.

Sister Stobbe, Sister Heylen, and Sister Ray on "Dress like an Elder" day.  This was part of a fun week when the Sister Missionaries dressed alike throughout the week in Rainbow, Polk-a-dot, Stripes, Retro, Twin, Fall, and Like an Elder, on respective days.

Sister Stobbe and Sister Ray.

A group of Sister Missionaries on "Dress like an Elder" day.

President and Sister Keyes.  President Keyes serves as the Mission President for the Missouri Independence Mission.  We enjoy our friendship with President and Sister Keyes, and appreciate their leadership as we serve our 18-month mission in Missouri.