Monday, June 22, 2009
I got to see the Nauvoo Pageant without even leaving the state. The Church auditions in Salt Lake for the 20 Core Actors/Actresses for the pagent, trains them, and sends them out to Illinois to perform. On Friday these actors participated in a dress rehearsal.
This pageant was only 1.5-2 hours long. And the main theme was the importance of the temple, the ordinances and covenants that are entered into while inside, and the struggles the people went through to build Nauvoo.
It was a great reminder of what early members sacrificed to build the town and temple. They sacrificed their time and talents. Sometimes I feel like I don't have to sacrifice much, just a couple of hours out of my day to attend what they dedicated their whole life to. I am truely grateful for the energy that they put into making the temple ordinances/covenants available to me and everyone else.
At the end of the pagent there was a quote played by President Hinckley. I don't really remember what it said, but I did realize at that moment how attatched I am to this great man. I hadn't really realized just how much I do miss him.
Friday left me wanting to go to Nauvoo to see it with the whole 200 person cast. I hope someday I will be able to go. I hope you will be able to go too.