"Called to Sew"


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Welcome Home

Well, Mom his home from her mission in Nauvoo now. It was great to see so many people at her home coming! I was elated I could be there. She loved her mission and nailed her talk in sacrament meeting. I think everyone was moved by her testimony.

I will see about posting some more pictures on here from her mission and homecoming, if anyone has any feel free to send them to me. I made her a book of all her mission pics, if you would like to see the pictures in it go here:


There are some beautiful shots in it from her experience in Nauvoo. I am considering making her another book with only pictures from family and friends that visited her in Nauvoo, and a few from her going away and home coming, so if any has photos they would like to add, please email me, I would love to add them in. I haven't set a timeline yet on when I will under go this project, but I don't want to drag my feet to long.

- Robert

Christmas 2007

Greetings to Family and Friends from "Old Nauvoo"

To all of you: Happy Birthdays, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year all rolled into one. Thank you so much for all that you do and all that you are.

I am enjoying my mission here more than I could ever have imagined. I can't believe how
fast the time is passing. The first couple of months were spent in learning scripts, songs and
where to be when. There are about 28 sites, only 20 that I have to learn a script for and
serve in. We perform two shows four times a week. I start each morning at 6 eith an
exercise class, then we have a prayer meeting before our sites begin. Zone and District
meetings are held once a month and we have to prepare two talks a month. Every Sunday
night we have Firesides with guest speakers and performers, also performances throughout
the year such as the BYU Ballroom Dancers and others. Once a month we have a Farewell
breakfast and on Thanksgiving and Christmas we have a dinner.

We serve in the sites six hours a day. The sites I have served in the most often are: Heber C.
Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, Brigham YOung, Sarah Granger Kimball, Family Living
Center, Cultrural Hall, Visitor's Center, Wagon Tour and, of course, the Sewing Room where
we make the site and show clothes.

In the winter when there are fewer visitors we prepare for the summer rush making extra ropes, cookies, bricks, etc and other projects, such as humantitarian. The Halloween and
Christmas Walks are huge in the mission and also the community. Nauvoo and all cities
around show up for the festivities. We also have a couple of arts and craft shows and talent shows during the year.

Of course we have one "P" day during the week. I have spent that day seeing various sites
such as: Mark Twain museum and sites at Hannibal, MO; Abraham Lincoln's home and
museum in Springfield, IL; Amish and Minnonite communities and stores, John Deere
Pavillion, Mormon memorial markers at Quincy, Montrose, Brentensport, Bonapart, and
other Mormon trail and river crossings.

Along with all the fun things, I do have the privelage of bearing my testimonyand telling
visitors about Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and about all
the faithful LatterDay Saints that lived here and sacrificed so much in building Nauvoo and
the majestic temple on the hill.

Thank you all for your love and support. Love to all.

Sister Owens mailto:shirleysowens@hotmail.com