Friday, May 14, 2010
The marketing folks at BYU-Idaho recently requested to use Isaac for a photo shoot. He will soon be on the cover of the KBYI, the university's public radio station, program guide. They have been using a series of little kids with musical instruments. While actually Isaac does not play the saxophone, he had fun making some noise, and he was a very polite, charming, and we think photogenic, model.
To see the most recent program guide and so you can know where to go in the future to see Isaac, just go to http://www.byui.edu/kbyi/images/Program%20Schedule.pdf
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Cindy and I returned from Martin's Cove and we are now officially trained to be trek leaders. We were so impressed and moved by both the spirit of the place and the enthusiasm of the missionaries. We have never seen so many grown brothers and sisters weep as they shared their testimonies and stories of our pioneer ancestors. The other thing that struck us was just how much fun these missionaries had in serving. We learned that these pioneer sites are both sacred and hallowed and were often referred to as the Wyoming temple. We both felt the spirit and were moved to tears as we learned more about the Martin and Willie handcart companies and associated with dedicated missionaries and other trek leaders.
The grounds, museums, visitor center, old forts, barns, camp areas, and even the restrooms were immaculate and first rate. Through it all, the message was very clear, the purpose of trek is to:
Provide spiritual opportunities, under leadership of the priesthood, where youth can gain a deeper appreciation of the principles of faith, obedience, and sacrifice.