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, October 10, 2011

The Marvelous Yorkshire Dales National Park in England

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.  And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not cause it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.  Genesis 2:4-5
Waterfalls were found throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park

 From the brochure about the park:  "The Yorkshire Dales landscape has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil.
It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

Each valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.

Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked here.

Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of farmer mine workings and other rural industries that remind us of the area's rich industrial heritage.

Together, nature and people have created a special landscape of immense beauty and character.
A train had just passed over this fantastic trestle

The date on this place isn't unusual for dwellings in the U.K.

Love these "Oncoming vehicles in middle of road" signs.  That is how it was the whole time we were in England.
The "Elderly people" sign is another one I kept meaning to get a picture standing next to and finally caught this out the car window.  I kind of wondered if anyone would use a crossing with this sign on it.  Not many people I know think they are elderly even when they are.  No one is too excited about advertising being elderly.

These cliffs almost look like chalk, which they well could be.

The roads were like this throughout the park.

We always saw a lot of pheasants in the countryside throughout the U.K.
The town we stayed in while searching for the Hugil House and enjoying the Yorkshire Dales.
It is easy to see where all the stone comes from for the buildings.  Many hills are also slate.  I don't remember seeing a roof that didn't have slate tiles in the U.K., and I didn't see anything but stone buildings throughout the Yorkshire Dales.

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