|The building that where we have our meetings, eat and do some of our work,|
The first thing we did after our orientation was go on a tour at the Visitor's Center. Sister Osborn, one of the site missionaries, took us on the tour. We watched the film of Joseph Smith that is in Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake. This film is new and is almost the same as the old one, but there are some interesting changes including the ending. Lucy Mack Smith talks about her son at the end. It is a really nice addition to the movie.
After we finished the movie, we went through the tour. The Center has 2 rooms. We listened to the information in the first room and as we walked through the door into the next room there is a statue of Joseph Smith. As we walked into the room it was as though he looked right at us and acknowledged that we had come. It brought tears to my eyes because I really felt like he knew we were here to help take care of this special place. When we shared this experience with President Wilkey, he told us that the Prophet Joseph Smith is very interested in his birthplace. This quote has been shared with us.
We feel very bless to be able to serve here.
"Next to Bethlehem where the Savior was born, this site, the birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith is one of the most sacred spots on the face of the earth, and if we were worthy, we could see the angels that hover over the trees, protecting this spot and those who are here." Joseph B. Wirthlin
|Front Gate going into the JSBM before the snow was plowed|
|Maple Lane leading up the the JSBM|
|Monument in the Snow|
|My favorite picture of the monument. It really is beautiful in the snow.|
|Look closely and see Brent shoveling snow|
|South Royalton Chapel on the grounds of the JSBM|
|Our only day of sunshine|