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)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Visit to 11th Century Abbey Ruins

"But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:  let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:  let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee."  Psalm 5:11

This was a table.
This was the toilet.
"Plumbing" for toilet.
We especially enjoyed the architectural details.
Can you imagine stone steps being worn like these over the centuries?
An actual very old ford over the creek.
Lovely stable.
These are the connectors they used for the wooden support beams throughout the inside of the building.
Elder Blain met the world travelers below (100 countries is their goal) and is wearing a real sheep hat.  It must have come from the black sheep in the family.
These people are amazingly talented and interesting.  We'll have to tell you their story later.


  1. Beautiful architecture! Looks like it was a fun adventure. I love the sheep skin hat! :-)

  2. that sheep hat is awesome.
    the girls you went with look like so much fun!
    glad you've been able to do some exploring while you're there :)