15 July 2017
It's been a full and busy week!
Our talk in the mission devotional on Monday went well - and, we also enjoyed a great mission conference on Wednesday with President Fenn and his wife. They are both excellent teachers.
President Fenn doesn't evoke the kind of warm, fuzzies that President Tate did, but, we are warming up to him. :-) It will be good. . .
Bob and I read a great article this week. We must have been asleep / really not paying attention when this article was published in the Ensign ten years ago. It's a wonderful article about the symbolism of the Atonement in the parable of the Good Samaritan. (Makes me wonder how many other things I've missed over the years!) I’ll include the link to the pdf here: https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/02/the-good-samaritan-forgotten-symbols?lang=eng
You only see the text with this link, but, if you download the pdf you can see all the cathedral windows he references in the article.
We found out this week that one of our daughter's will be having a (surprise) baby around Christmas-time. (She thought she was done.) We're excited for Susy and her family and look forward to hearing about this baby's arrival in December and to meeting him/her after our mission.
Last night we got to attend the Pioneer Day Concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Of course, it was great! Christopher Jackson, who was in Hamilton on Broadway, and, is now in a TV series, was supposed to be the guest star, but there were some unexpected, last-minute scheduling conflicts and he had to cancel. Instead, Alex Boyé took his place. He's very talented and entertaining and we enjoyed his performance!
We look forward to other pioneer-centered events, as well, in the next week or so.