Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Walking Bridge in Omaha

The weather finally cooled down so we could plan a little tourist trip to the "Walking Bridge" over the Missouri in Omaha. It connects Iowa to Nebraska. It was fun as we met up with another missionary couple who had their grandchildren visiting. It was great fun to experience this through the eyes of 3 very active little boys and their tiny little toddler sister. Wish we had more photos.
Love this typical view of the Missouri River with sunflowers growing along the side.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Quilt Show at the Mormon Trail Center

Missionaries serving at the Quilt Show - an annual event exhibiting quilts that are even 100 years old.
The first photo is a quilt designed by Sister Wright (pictured in the green sweater) and created by her and the young sister missionaries. Sweet, supportive Elder Wright is standing in the back and our loved Sis. Weston is also pictured on the 2nd row. A few of the precious young sister missionaries are also pictured. What a beautiful and sweet spirit of dedication and love is felt at this visitors center.

The following photos are a sample of this quilters heaven - quilts from all over Nebraska as well as other states. Some displayed are 100 years old. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Missionaries

A few days ago, 11 new missionaries arrived at Winterquarters! 
This is a mission where the pioneer spirit lingers, influences and strengthens.

This area is a beautiful, productive country, full of history of pioneers, Native Americans, railroad, goldrushers, explorers -- people seeking adventure and a better life. There are many stories that began, continued or ended here - stories of courage, faith, determination. What was the edge of U.S. civilization in 1846 is now the Heartland of the United States. Omaha area - a land culture, of friendliness, corn, beans and yes, the land of the Huskers. Frolicking animals - squirrels, bunnies, deer, turkeys  - can be seen on most days while driving down the rural roads and at the visitor centers.
This beautiful sister missionary represents the precious sisters we senior missionaries are privileged to work with.