Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Wednesday: Another wonderful day in the Temple. After returning home we went grocery shopping and bought some pizzas for the elders whom we had over for dinner.
Thursday was a beautiful sunshiny day. We took a walk in the woods looking for berries. Most weren't quite ready for picking but we managed about a pound.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This is The Chronicle Herald picture website. The latest is the "World Canoe Championships", also see "Canada Day" and my favorite "Tall Ships 2009". On the Tall Ships, look closely at 5/37 and see the sailors on the yardarms - Great!
Monday, August 3, 2009
On Saturday the 25th of July we left the temple a little early to travel with President & Sister Blake and Elder & Sister Tait (the other couple serving in the temple) to Prince Edward Island, or PEI as it is known around here. We were going to an open meeting at the Montague Branch to explain more about the Church and the Temple.
We left our apartment in Dartmouth (A), traveled up through Truro (B), then to the right to the ferry at Pictou. It was about a two hour ride over to the island where we then headed up to Montague for our meeting at 7:30 PM. After the meeting we drove to Charlottetown where we spend the night in a cottage.
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Friday, June 12, 2009
It is about 5+ hours from Dartmouth to Bathurst. We went to Bathurst where we spent the night at the Atlantic Host - somewhat pricey, but the bed was great and it was very quiet. We were blessed with wonderful weather which is a blessing up here.
The next morning we checked out of the hotel and went to the Bathurst Branch for their regular Sunday meetings and President & Sister Blake taught a lesson to the men and women, then stayed after to answer questions and renew friendships.
A few of the members at Bathurst
At the Bathurst meeting part of it was in French, part in English: The branch president would conduct in French, then again in English; the opening hymn was in French, the closing in English. The choir sang the interlude with part in French, part in English. It was a beautiful service and unique in our experiences. As it was Fast & Testimony Sunday, both Sister Muhn and I gave our testimonies and briefly related our conversion stories. Many of the members in the Maritimes (this part of Canada) are fairly new in the Church, but there are those whose ancestors were rooted in the Church since its restoration.
We then drove to Miramichi for a special meeting with the members there. President Blake travels every weekend to one or more of the units and has these special firesides to teach the members about the temple and answer questions. Many lives have been blessed by President & Sister Blake as they have done this.
Miramichi Meeting house
This is the Atlantic Host Hotel where we spent the night at Bathurst.
The three flags of New Brunswick. The one on the left is the Canadian flag, the one in the middle that looks like the French flag is the Acadian flag, the one on the right is the New Brunswick flag.
As shown in these signs, snowmobiling is big in Bathurst.
A few of the sights at Miramichi
Sunset at Bathurst
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Yesterday after our service in the temple we went to the genealogy library in our stake center just next to the temple, and were able to get on Ancestry.com. We were excited to find some more names on the US Census and other documents. This morning Sister Muhn was able to find one line and extend it back into the 1500's. Tonight we are at the temple from about 4 pm until shortly after 10 pm.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ever since General Conference, President Blake has been inspired by Elder Bednar's talk on the Temples (Honorably Hold a Name and Standing); particularly his remarks regarding taking upon us the name of Jesus Christ. That in baptism and partaking of the Lord's Sacrament, we indicate our willingness to take upon us His name, but in the Temple and the covenants made there we actually do so. Each day, before engaging in the work of the temple, we have a preparation and training meeting. Since we have different workers each day, the same thing is presented several times to ensure all temple workers receive the same information. That means Sister Muhn & I get to hear it multiple times. Rather than boring repetition we find that it is a little different each time and we learn more each time. As I take minutes in the Presidency Meetings, I often receive yet more there. Of course the great challenge is to live up to the revelations and council given by the Lord's prophets.
Last night we walked over to the stake center where the youth of the area were putting on the Road Show; for those of you unfamiliar with these, each unit writes a script and presents a play; usually lighthearted and always entertaining. I think this is the first time they have done it in this area. Anyway, they were quite long and very well done. For judges they brought in several high school teachers from the local area. That was also enjoyable to hear their remarks as they presented the awards. We had a most enjoyable evening.
Today in Church one of the talks was also on Elder Bednar's address and next week we will be discussing it in Relief Society & Priesthood meeting. They are very temple minded here - all the members of the High Priest's group that are able, serve in the temple.
If you want to see what is going on in Halifax Harbour as well as another spot in Nova Scotia ( I haven't figured out where yet) go look at these webcams.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.