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)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Visit to Trafford Centre & a Referral!

And there they preached the gospel.  Acts 14:7

On the way back from another zone conference, where we helped with a Preach My Gospel chase, we were rushing back for a meeting in Blackburn when we received a call that cancelled the meeting.  We had been driving past the Trafford Centre for fifteen months and had never seen it, so we thought we'd better stop rather than risk never seeing it while we are in England.  This is a place we wanted to take our family, but were unable to when they lost a day of their time with us due to their plane schedule being changed. 

Since they didn't get to go, here are pictures we took that shows it does live up to its reputation as being a beautiful shopping and entertainment centre.  It reminds me of the places we've seen in Las Vegas that are so lavish with lots of marble and gorgeous things to see.  I'm sorry the pictures do not do justice to the place, but it'll give you a taste of it anyway.

Speaking of taste,while here, we met a young woman from Thailand who wants to hear about Jesus Christ and Christianity.  She is a Buddist.  We were able to share some of the gospel message with her, give her some pass along cards, and get her name and phone number so the missionaries in that area can teach her.  We then ate at the Thai restaurant and it was really yummy!

Upon entering, this is what we saw on the second floor

This conveyor belt took sushi items past and a person can just grab them.  Obviously, I haven't been around much since I'd never seen such a think!

I hope that isn't the Titanic in the mural above!
This fountain was fascinating as you can tell I tried to catch the different cycles it ran
It doesn't take much to entertain me
It shot water up above the second floor of the mall . . .
. . . almost all the way to the dome ceiling above the second floorYou can see it if you look closely.  I could have watched it for hours.
Different areas of the centre represent famous areas of the world
It looks like old Louie is being touched by the spirit of missionary work . . .

I love fountains and Elder Blain
Another mural on the ceiling
This room is made like a cruise ship and it is gigantic!
The Great Hall entry

This car was owned by the woman who helped fund the building of the centre
Cool stuff abounds as we walked around the centre (we only saw part of it after three hours!)
This is outside in the parking lot
A little part of the larger dome is peeking up here--quite a spectacular sight from the motorway at night.


  1. That place looks amazing! Wow! What a neat thing to see.

  2. ok I soooooooo want to go there!