Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh, The Preston Temple!

You can see the temple waaaay at the end of the archway.
I love these trees!
We LOVE this beautiful temple!
Our 17th anniversary day was great.  No better place to be. 
Very special experience.
Guess who carries all the stuff?  He looks manely even if he is carrying a purse.  Ha, ha!
This picture doesn't show the name of the temple too well, but it is on there.  This doesn't do justice to the beautiful flowers.

I made him put his purse down in this pic.  He is not a sloppy missionary with his suit, the wind was blowing heavily.
Do you like these trees as much as we do?
The sun, the moon, and the stars.  This picture doesn't show very clearly the different "glories" of the moon--terrestial.

This is the huge hotel in we stayed in.  It took us a while to find the lights (we had to go find someone to tell us where they hid them!).  We couldn't move past one another at the end of the bed without squeezing by.  I took this picture standing at the door.  It was cozy comfy and that is what counts.  We were good missionaries and didn't turn the TV on once (LOL--we didn't have time!).  Actually, we have no clue what is going on in the world most the time and that may not be good to be that removed all the time, but it sure is less stressful and we certainly stay better focused on missionary work. 


  1. Oh the temple is beautiful! I LOVE the trees too!! Looks like a "lovely" time. :-) Glad you had a nice "holiday" hehe Love you guys!

  2. Yes, Love, lovely indeed. LOL! You're turning British on me.

  3. Those trees are so cool...chances are mums, if you like 'em, so will we :) You have always taught by example, how to see the beauty in things that may appear odd to others... I love that about you. What a beautiful place :) Sure love my missionaries :)

  4. That is a gorgeous temple! Those trees are awesome...I want some in my yard. :) What a fabulous outing. Love you guys!