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)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Or, is it a Million Pics Are Worth a Word?

 Mow Cop is the highest place in Staffordshire

moon over Mow Cop
Looking down on the English countryside from on top of Mow Cop

 Narrow bridge in the country heading for Mow Cop

People sometimes think this is the remains of a castle 
Elder Blain has his hands open wide to say it is all his for the taking!  He's on top of the world. Ha, ha. 


We visited Mow Cop Castle because it was in the area we happened to be doing our work today.  This is actually the remains of a summer home built in 1754.  It can be seen for miles because it is the highest point in all of Staffordshire.  It seems to have been named after the town of Mow Cop, which is nearby.


  1. I love old cool buildings like that. It's so romantic and magical to think of the lifes the people had who lived there:). I know...corny.

  2. love the pics thanks so much for sharing!!! Robyn

  3. Not corny in the least. Most interesting wondering about the people and their life back then and how many servants they had to bring stuff up to them. Just think about sitting in the castle and being able to look out every day across the countryside. Intriguing.

  4. Grandma these pictures are beautiful!! Thanks for posting so much on your blog! Its great!! Oh and happy late 17th anniversary :) love you guys!

  5. Those are amazing! I love the "old" feel that I get from your pics there. I would love to visit....hopefully next year :-)

  6. Glad y'all liked them. I love the old feeling too.