Monday, November 2, 2015

Make Like a Lighthouse and Shine

A Fun Return Visit to Peggy's Cove

November 2, 2015

One day I got a message from Sister Lambert. 
(Sister Lambert was one of the sister missionaries that used to live next door to us.)
Her companion was going home at the end of this transfer and.....
she had NEVER been to Peggy's Cove!
How can that be??? We needed to rectify that horrible situation!
The fall colors are beautiful! I believe that the red is from blueberry bushes. 
Peggy's Cove is always great for photo opportunities. 
Elder Pitt, Sister Pitt, Sister Fenn and Sister Lambert
We love our sisters!!
The rocks are massive and beautiful! 
Me looking at you looking at me......
See the rocks that are black?
There are numerous signs saying to stay off the black rocks.
They are slippery and the waves will take you away in a flash.
Each year there are problems with people not being obedient.
This year there was at least one drowning and one near drowning. 
 The signs on the rocks remind me of the laws of God. 
Sometimes we may see the laws of God as something restrictive, 
the reality is that they are there to protect us. 
The immensity and beauty of the rocks always fills me with awe. 
May we all choose to seek after the lighthouse of the Lord. 
His love for us is unbounded. We need to follow Him.

On Down the Road..... Heading to Terence Bay via Prospect

From Peggy's Cove we went to Prospect. It was a pretty area. 
Nothing of particular note tho'.  

Terence Bay...
We knew nothing about Terence Bay except that it was supposed to have a lighthouse. 
What a beautiful treat was in store for us!

Our first gem was 
St. Paul's Anglican Church.
Built in 1853 it was struck by lightening and burned 
to the ground in 1942. 

The congregation rebuilt the church in one year and it was debt free. 

We followed a little path through the bushes....

The grave of the SS Atlantic and a large portion of it's passengers.

April 1, 1873 the luxury passenger steamship, sailing between Liverpool, England

 and New York was going to Halifax Harbour to take on more coal, 

the coal they were carrying was of poor quality and they had used more than normal. 

Through a series of navigational errors the ship was not on course for Halifax, 
but instead struck Mars Head about 3:10 a.m.

There were about 952 passengers aboard. Of those only 390 survived.

 None of the women survived and only one child. 

At least 138 women died in the wreck. 

Most of the people were buried right here on the shore by the Anglican Church, 
or a little way up the road at the Catholic church cemetery.

Behind the gazebo, is the anchor for the S.S. Atlantic.

This ship wreck was the worst marine disaster in the North Atlantic, since 1707, 
until the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. 

Interestingly enough, both ships were owned by the White Star Line, which was owned by J.P. Morgan.

You can read more about the SS Atlantic at these links

The lighthouse is in the distance. This is the only picture I got of it. 
Guess I'll just have to go back for a better picture. :<haha>

This is definitely the smallest beach we've been on here. 
I loved it!!
I got several pieces of sea glass here!
We love our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ!
We know that They live! They are distinct individuals, and They hear and answer our prayers. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

You Will Get There When You Are Meant To Get There And Not One Moment Sooner......

A Wrong Turn Isn't Always a Bad Thing!

October 25, 2015
Monday morning we started out on a drive, headed for Martinique Beach. 
We stopped to get a snack at a little town.
Upon leaving the store, Laurence asked me which direction...
I said left, thinking that led to Martinique Beach....
After we'd traveled a ways, I noticed that the scenery wasn't correct. 
Laurence said, no, we weren't headed to Martinique Beach, that would have been to the right. 
How was I to know?? He just turned the way I said I wanted to go. 
 Oh my!!
We saw lots of pretty things. I said let's go to Clam Harbour Beach. 
Ooops, we got there and found it was barricaded for the season. 
I had been wanting to stop in Tangier and see the Prince Alfred Arch.
It was kind of disappointing, but fun.
The arch was erected to commemorate the visit of  
His Royal Highness Prince Alfred, the 2nd son and 4th child of Queen Victoria. 
He toured the gold mines there, and was presented with a box of  "fine specimens of gold in it's native quartz." 
At this point we decided to head on up to Port Dufferin and visit Gloria, our sweet lady we home teach. 
Not sure what she thought when we told her we were in the area and thought we'd drop in. haha!!
Regardless, it was a beautiful drive and we had a fun visit with Gloria!
We love serving here and strive to always be content and proud of what we've done. 
If not, we try to fix it! 
We love that, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we are allowed to do that each and every day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Pumpkin People

See the Pumpkin People in Kentville!

President and Sister Bush invited the 6 temple missionaries
to a day in Kentville. 
Pictured are:
Sister Pitt, Sister & Elder Lamoreaux, Elder & Sister Linford, Elder Pitt
Kentville is known for their pumpkin people!
They put in a lot of work to make it fun!
Not quite the type of horse he rode as a kid in Wyoming.
The men of the group
Elders Pitt, Lamoreaux, Linford & President Bush
Pumpkins can be scary.... gotta love 'em
Getting ready for the Blue Jays baseball game
Our very own pumpkin people!!

After President Bush took us around to see the Pumpkin People, he took us to their home for lunch. 
Sister Bush is a wonderful cook!
Seafood chowder, tuna melt open-faced sandwiches, green salad 
along with blueberry cake and ice cream. 
YUMMY!! We all ate too much, but it was wonderful!!

Hall's Harbour

Cape Split

 The river at Hall's Harbour
Beautiful view of the valley

The Annapolis Valley is known as the "Breadbasket of Nova Scotia".
 With good reason....
They have beautiful produce here. 
While here, we purchased apples, peaches, squash, potatoes and there was much more we didn't buy. 
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all they ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6