|President and Sister Gibbons|
We took a tour around the area to see the different mounds, by the Mound Builders. There are several areas that are protected by the different States where these mounds are located. Some believe that this is part of the area where the Book of Mormon took place. We also went to see where they think Zarahemla may have been. They are doing digs and ground ultrasound. They said they will take their data and study it. It was very interesting. The Mississippi River may be the Sidon River. A lot to think about and research.
|The land of Zarahemla|
across the river
The Book of Mormon--Keystone of Our Religion" in the Ezra Taft Benson, Teaching of the Presidents of the Church. In his first general conference address as President of the Church, President Benson shared one reason for the urgency of this message.
|The site of the temple of Zarahemla|
|a bridge to the mound|
Our dearest Family and Friends we invite each of you to read and study more fully each and every day, the Book of Mormon. Many of the trials that the early Saints suffered was because the Book of Mormon was not valued and read and studied as it should have been. Our homes and families will be stronger if we will make the Book of Mormon a daily part of our lives. We are learning that there is so much more that we as Missionaries need to do. We devote much of our day and time to serving our Father in Heaven and we fall short. Our world and country is falling apart and we need our Father in Heavens hand to be in our lives. Each and every one of us has to step up and do those things that we know to be true and right. Remember, we are all our Father in Heaven has to do his work. This is the promised land and he needs each of us to try harder. We love you all so very much, and remember it is our greatest prayer that "we will cherish one another, comfort one another, and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in Heaven together." Lucy Mack Smith.
Today at Guest Services I meet our daughter, Cheri's,Visiting Teacher Companion, Trish Albreckson. What a fun thing to meet those who know our loved ones and friends.