Monday, November 28, 2011

San Diego

I'm an Honorary Member of the Mormon Battalion!

Visiting the Church's little site in Old Town San Diego was just one of many fun things my family did this weekend. I loved every minute of the presentation and learned a lot from these faithful people even the second time around. I wish I had my purse so I could have written down some of the things I loved but I didn't, so here they are out of my memory:

The pioneers left their homes and turned and faced a future of uncertainty. But they turned and faced it with faith, knowing everything would be ok.

Faith- sometimes you need it to make a decision. And sometimes you need it even more after.

The other thing I loved is that these men were so reluctant to enlist in the Army. The government who had not protected their rights just months before was now asking for their help. It'd be a rough and hard decision but after the Prophet, Brigham Young, told them that he thought it was a good idea they quickly stood up and volunteered.

The Mormon Batallion and Brigham Young believed that the government enlisting their men for a sum of money was an answer to their prayers. How often do we look at hard things, like having to separate from our families, as an answer to our prayers? I sure don't. You see how incredible these people were?

Needless to say, I am so grateful for these incredible ancestors and history that I have! Their actions of faith in the past, continue to help and strengthen me in the future.


  1. Very well said, Camille. Love that picture. Loved the visit and LOVED Thanksgiving break.

  2. Okay, we went to that visitor's center over Memorial Day this year and I was way creeped out at the presentation of the talking Harry Potter like pictures. Haha, it's a great visitor's center though and the interaction is great.