On Friday July 13th continued our tour of Old Nauvoo. We spent more time in the family living center and toured the Brigham Young home, the Seventies hall, and many other restored homes and businesses.
That evening we met up with Elder and Sister Johnson for their performance of “Sunset by the Mississippi.” During the Nauvoo Brass Band’s pre-show music the audience is invited to come on stage and dance. Eliza was invited to dance with her Uncle David! The show was wonderfully entertaining, funny and moving all at the same time. The young preforming missionaries sing and dance with the senior couples. Elder and sister Johnson did a great job along with everyone involved.
“Sunset by the Mississippi” got over at 8:00 pm and the “British Pageant” started at 8:30 so we walked over to the other large outdoor stage a few blocks away to watch the “British Pageant". The “British Pageant” portrays the ministry of Apostle Heber C. Kimball, the assignment of all the Apostles to preach in England and the faith and sacrifice exhibited by early converts as they embraced the light of the restored gospel. It was a wonderful show! I hope to be able to see it again someday.