Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Living and the Dead

Do you see anything strange about the photo on the right? Can you find the cruise ship behind the oldest cemetary in Portland, Maine. Ships' captains, early residents of the 1700's, Revolutionary and Civil War veterans, even a couple of folks of ill repute are buried here. A Scout of Falmouth, Maine, did an eagle project of restoring records here.
When we stopped at the Gnesta Inn in Newport Vermont, the lovely proprietor shared with us her enthusiasm for genealogy, having traced some of her family back nine generations. The Inn reflects her Swedish ancestry. As missionaries, we proclaim the good news, the gospel that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and that all must come unto Him. We also excitedly share our conviction that those who have died will also have preached to them, the gospel. (Doctrine and Covenants 138: 30-33; 1 Peter 4:6)

At a rest stop in Vermont, President and Elder Grow pause and consider the sacrifices of those who serve and have served in the military. We are over and over grateful for the sacrifices of members here. Their sacrifices reflect their love for the greatest sacrifice, our Redeemer.

How do you like the street sign in Newport?
It is across from the overlook of Lake Memphremagog. (So with all the names of rivers and lakes in New England - Meduxnekeag River, Pennamaquan River, Umbagog Lake-- do you think we live in area that speaks another language?) Fall is beginning to kiss the trees you see in the foreground. Actually the majority of the lake is in Canada. We sadly say good-bye to our last Canadian missionary this coming Tuesday.

1 comment:

Spenny and Nellie Morris said...

Wow wow wow-what an update! And my I have to say, I think you do much better than me on updating! Your pictures are nice and clear (vs. the copied ones I get for the blog) and you have a nice layout for all of them. I think you spent WAY longer than I do. Very impressed!

I am so grateful for these updates from you. Just when I thought you knew it just keep learning! And we know you are effecting so many lives for the good. Thank you for your sacrifice and for strengthening our testimonies through yours. You're great! Love you!