Monday, July 5, 2010

Church History Trip!!

The Church History Trip was a lot of fun and a great experience too!! I loved every minute of it...even the long bus rides ha ha;) I loved being able to meet new people too. I gained a stronger testimony and I am so grateful for what the Saints went through to make the Church possible. Thanks Mom and Dad for sending me on the Church History Trip!! Love ya both!! Each place we visited was very special. Some of my favorite places were:

Carthage Jail

Joseph and Hyrum Smith

I LOVE the Nauvoo Temple!! It was a lot of fun to be able to do Baptisms for the Dead in there. The Nauvoo Temple is so pretty! It was amazing to look up the hill and see the Temple!

Niagara Falls

The Sacred Grove was my all time favorite spot! It was so peaceful and calming! As soon as you walked into the Grove you felt relaxed and didn't worry about anything outside of the Grove. I loved the Sacred Grove!!

Korean War Memorial- "Freedom is not Free!" So many men and women has lost their lives to defend our country! My Grandpa Brown served in the Korean War and he was one of the lucky ones who made it back home safely. I am so proud of him and I am grateful for all the Military men and Women for sacrificing their lives for ours.

"Tragedy in Winter Quarters" this is a statue that is in the cemetery in Winter Quarters where pioneers who didn't make it across the plains to Salt Lake City are buried. The statue is of a man and a women burying their baby while on their way to Salt Lake. The Saints went through a lot and stayed faithful through it all. I wouldn't be able to stay strong and faithful like them.