Thursday, July 9, 2015


It's raining!
I know that comes as a huge surprise.
We had a surprise visitor today. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was in the area vacationing with his family. He came and spoke at a special devotional this afternoon. His message was powerful and amazing. he said that Palmyra was the second most sacred place on the Earth. He spoke of how all previous dispensations tried to fulfill the Lord's work but all eventually failed. we are promised that in this, the last and greatest dispensation, that we will not fail and the Lord's kingdom will be established. And we will be able to present it to Him when He comes again. WOW!
Elder Holland is a powerful speaker and spoke with such tenderness of the passing of his beloved friends Elder Perry and Elder Packer. he left us headed for the airport to fly home so he could attend the funeral tomorrow.
he also left us with a blessing that we might have dry, temperate weather for the remainder of the time here and that the performances would not be hindered by rain or wind.
I took a video of part of his message, but it is too long to be able to download it to the blog. here is a picture though.
Elder Holland with Elder Allen of the Seventy accompanying him.
6000 chairs put out in just about an hour. AMAZING!
More rehearsals. 
Just crazy boys being crazy!