We traveled to Nauvoo on Friday and stayed at "Nauvoo Neil's" home on the flats. We took the Community of Christ tour. I can imagine what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints would do to those homes if they owned them. Still, a nice tour.
We attended the temple in the evening. It was the first time in months that I have gone through an endowment session as a patron. I believe October was the last time. As I sit through it, I image what I need to do as the follower. I did help an elderly woman with dressing as much as I could. It was a very nice evening and we went home and to bed early after finding out how the boy's basketball team fared.
The next morning was our traditional meal at Grandpa John's and then over to the Palmer's for the purpose of our trip. We spent 3+ hours with them talking about the history of the church in our area as well as our time growing up and what our families were like. We spoke of our important callings through the years. By the time we were finished, we hadn't even begun talking about the stake president calling. We agreed to finish the interview on Tuesday evening via phone due to our need to get on the way to Wausau for stake conference.
The time we spent at the Palmer's was very interesting spiritually. Pat shed quite a few tears and I only a few. It was basically us talking about our lives and adding our viewpoints or other details when each of us took our turn. It was quite spiritual reliving those time and experiences.
On Tuesday we finished the history. This was most exclusively about the calling as stake president. This time Pat did the bulk of the talking and I added a few details here and there. It was much more spiritual for me this time. I could barely speak without shedding a tear. At the conclusion we were able to bear our testimonies. It was a sacred experience for me/us.