We served at Carthage Jail yesterday. It was a nice day. The weather is really nice right now. I'm enjoying it. We went by Keokuk after and did some grocery shopping at Walmart. We saw President and Sister McKnight at Walmart. They are going home October 11th and President and Sister Salmon are going home November 9th. They are the mission counselors. Nineteen missionaries are going home in October and fourteen are leaving in November and eleven in December. There will be 82 missionaries left as of January compared to 171 in August. Should be interesting. Elder and Sister Bartless were telling us yesterday that Jauuary and February it gets "very" slow here. This is their third mission in Nauvoo. It's Elder and Sister Ward's third mission here also. The leaves are starting to turn here. Some of the trees are very pretty. I have taken a few pictures. The camera is in the car and it's still dark out there. I'll load them later (someday). :)
Last night our new neighbors invited us over to roast marshmallows over a fire. Some temple missionaries and Elder Rogers were there also. The people have bought the Willard Richard's Home which is a Bed and Breakfast and are going to run it. They have 4 kids, 2 girls and 2 boys, one of which is a baby. A beautiful little family. They are also running the art gallery up town. I held the baby for a while until he started crying for his mother. I was glad we bought a lantern the other day and batteries for it yesterday. We thought we had batteries at the house when we bought it but we didn't. It gets pretty dark in Nauvoo with no streetlights. We drove over there but even walking from the car to the back yard would have been dark without it. It was nice of them to invite us. We enjoyed visiting with everyone. They seem like a nice little family. They came to Rendezvous Wednesday night so we had kind of met them before. I hope they can do good here and make enough to live on.
I am serving in the Wilford Woodruff Home and Elder Scott is serving in the Browning Home and Gun Shop today. Being the assistant in the Wilford Woodruff Home, I will be serving there twice a week most of the time. At least, that's what I understand.