Seasons & Purposes

Our memories store mental images of places.  The two of us have memories of places in Charlottesville.  Places we saw so many times we will never forget them.  This post is about a few of those places.  They are places we appreciated for their beauty.  They are places we love because we shared the view of them together.

Redfields Pond

Redfields Pond is a few blocks from our apartment.  From time to time we would walk there.   Turtles, geese, and herons sometimes greeted us.  Our walks were always quiet and refreshing.  Here are the seasons we enjoyed at the pond.

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Redfields Pond in Winter

Reddfields Pond Spring

Reddfields Pond in  Spring

Redfields Pond in Summer

Redfields Pond Fall

Redfields Pond in Fall

 

Hydraulic Road Church 

You can find the Church Education System offices at the back of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Hydraulic Road.  Several of our classes were taught in a room at the back of the church.  We usually parked there.  It is just a church parking lot, but it was a special place for us because we served there.

Hydraulic Road Church Winter

Hydraulic Road Church Winter

Hydraulic Church Early Spring

Hydraulic Church Early Spring

Hydraulic Church Spring

Hydraulic Church Spring

Hydraulic Church Summer

Hydraulic Church Summer

Hydraulic Church Fall

Hydraulic Church Fall

Our backyard

Actually we didn’t have a back yard, but as you looked out of the window of our second story apartment this is what you saw.  This was our window to the world each day.  The woods across the street and over the guard-rail always looked good to us.

Our Backyard Winter

Our Backyard Winter

Our Backyard Early Spring

Our Backyard Early Spring

Our Backyard Spring

Our Backyard Spring

Our Backyard Summer

Our Backyard Summer

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Our Backyard Fall

A season of our life comes to a close as we finish our mission.  We remember the popular words of “The Preacher”, in Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes  3:1) 

The purpose of our missionary service is well defined in Preach My Gospel; our purpose is to “invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.”

We know we have exercised our faith to accomplish the missionary purpose outlined by the Savior.  We have a bright hope as lives are blessed through the gospel.

Elder Ware

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