Thursday, October 11, 2012

Elder Pilling's departing poem

Louise Young
Dear Friends:

Elder Pilling recited his original poem to the Emma cast as their finale.  I told him I would pass it on as many of you wanted a copy.  You are wonderful! I miss you already! Thank you for the wonderful, spiritual, fun and accepting kindness you have offered me as your director the past 6 months.  It has truly been my blessing! I love each and everyone of you. Sister Young

 With that said here is Elder Pilling's poem:

"Our mission is almost over, we're going to say farewell.
We're going home to Canada, and "Of Nauvoo," we'll tell.
We can't help but wonder, have we done any good?
We know that many, many times, we've tried the best we could-

To spread the gospel message, to the people of this land,
To help them know the Saviour, and His love to understand.
We've met many good , kind people, whom we have come to love.
We hope we'll meet them all in a better land above.

Where there will be no cares and sorrows, nor the trials of mortal life,
Where love will govern actions, instead of hate and strife.
And we know that we'll be happy in that other atmosphere.
Especially if we've worked our hardest, while we've serve our mission here.

Our thoughts are pretty much mixed up as our release draws near.
We are sure going to miss the friends that we have met while here.
But if you should ever come our way, to Alberta in the west.
We hope you'll stop at our home, for a holiday and rest."

Sister Louise Young
Historic Nauvoo LDS Mission
PO Box 215
Nauvoo, Il 62354

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