Last Sunday after Church we took the train to Liverpool so we could spend our Monday P-Day there. While there are only a couple of Church monuments to see, Liverpool itself is significant because it is the port that the early missionaries like Heber C. Kimball and Wilford Woodruff (and eventually all the Twelve) came through on their arrival in England. It is also the port that 85,000 of the early British Converts left from as they headed to join the Saints in Nauvoo, Salt Lake, or somewhere in between. So we had a desire to go there and picture in our minds their coming and going. We are so grateful for all missionaries who leave their families and comforts of home and travel to "strange lands" to bring people to Christ, but are especially grateful to those first valiant men who showed the way. We are equally grateful for the dedicated Saints who left such a BEAUTIFUL country to head towards the unknown in their obedience to join Zion.
|This bench was given to the people of Liverpool as a|
thank you from the Church in 1987. You can sort of
see the "Albert Dock" signage in white, above the trees.
|This statue, also on Albert Dock, was given to Liverpool by members of the|
Church commemorating families who emigrated through this port with so much hope and faith.