Sunday, May 31, 2009

31 May 09 - Sunny Sunday

After a week of cold, rain, fog, and clouds, we welcomed the sun once again today. After Church we went to our favorite park and explored another trail. Our new friends the Sterner's will be moving away Monday. They live in the same apartment building and we will miss them. Enjoy the pictures. Here is a repeat of a previous picture of the Peggy's Cove lighthouse for comparison to the one above during a hurricane - yep, they have hurricanes here. . .

Anything above 60 is SUMMER!!

Spring in the forest

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thurs. 5-28-09

This is a shot of Halifax Harbour from downtown Halifax.

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 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

Address and Phone

Elder & Sister Muhn - - - -902-462-7069
10 Cumberland Dr., Apt 104
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2V 2C7

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday 24 May 2009

Being able to spend time with the temple president and his wife has been most rewarding. His absolute dedication to the work is inspiring. They are also kind and uplifting. Whenever something needs to be corrected they do it in a gentle and encouraging way.

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.

Monday, May 11, 2009

11 May - Preparation Day

11 May 09: We are getting out of shape so decided to go on a walkabout. The picture to the right is of a power box along the way - a nice touch.

We saw some walking trails just over a mile from our home. We walked to them and explored. Sister Muhn is in heaven - there is a red barn at the beginning of the trail (she has this thing for red barns). The water in the pictures is a bay leading to the ocean. It ended up a nice 4 mile walk.
... <-Elder Muhn enjoying the sun!

Here is a view of the Temple from our walk; it is just below the horizon a little left of center - the Stake center to the left. Our apartment building would be to the right of the temple if it were visible.

We thought some of the pine trees were dead. But they are deciduous - they lose their foliage in the winter. Here is a closeup of one budding out. Wait until the fall - the colors should be amazing!

Getting 'Lost'

10 May, Sunday we walked to Church (starts at 9 am), thoroughly enjoyed it all, then accepted an invite to the Bishop's home for dinner. He also teaches Institute of Religion here and supervises early morning seminary for the high school age youth for this region. We stayed to play some games and got to know his wonderful family better.

Surfers at the beach - not much action........... A Little Church by the sea............ The Atlantic Ocean

As we left the bishop's, we took a wrong turn and got lost (well . . . maybe not), and took some picture on the way back to our apartment. It's less than a mile to his house, but took us about 15 miles to take the scenic route back home. It was a bit blustery, but that has its own special beauty.