Elder and Sister Watts

Elder and Sister Watts

Hill Cumorah Visitors' Sites Mission Statement

"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."
3 Nephi 5:13

Saturday, April 3, 2010


For over 35 years we have included three activities in our Easter Celebration:

  • A hot dog roast and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

  • A celebration of the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ through song and worship at church on Sunday

  • A family Easter Dinner

  • So. . .this Easter in Palmyra was very different for us. While there was no hot dog roast, egg hunt or family Easter Dinner, we were blessed to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ through song and worship at church, and to add a couple of new meaningful activities.

We started the day early, with several other Senior Missionaries at the top of Hill Cumorah, watching the sunrise and singing He Is Risen. We had a prayer together and then shared some donuts and juice.

We were blessed to testify of Jesus Christ while giving tours at the Smith Farm from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon and then watched the morning session of General Conference at the Palmyra Stake Center. We enjoyed seeing many of the families we had on tour at the meeting. We also watched the afternoon session of General Conference. By now it was 6:00 PM New York Time, so we went for a walk in the Sacred Grove.

Spring is coming to New York and it is fun to watch the changes in the grove and other places.

There remain in the grove some trees over 200 years old. Elder Watts is standing in front of one of them.
We even have flowers in bloom now!

Then, what better way to end the day than a Skype session with family members! The Oregon family gather at Nola's for that Easter Dinner referred to earlier. Then, lucky us - we sort of joined them through Skype.

Needless to say, it was a lovely day, if different from what we are used to. It will live long in our memories. We wish you all a blessed Easter Season and tesitfy of the divinity of Jesus Christ. He lives and loves each of us.

Thank you for your prayers, we think of all of you often.
With love,
Elder and Sister Watts

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