For our Zone Conference this transfer, we divided the missionaries in half, and took them on two separate days to Gadfield Elm Chapel--- by way of Benbow Farm and Pond, and Beacon Hill (or British Camp). It was a fun change of pace...I think the missionaries really enjoyed it. Some had been there before, for others it was their first opportunity to be in these places of significance in the history of our church.
Above are the missionaries from the Birmingham, Cheltenham, Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil Zones. Below are the missionaries from the Lichfield, Coventry, Leicester, and Nottingham Zones. They are standing in front of the Gadfield Elm Chapel, which was a chapel of the United Brethren in the 1830's. They turned it over to the LDS church when all of them had converted. Its the oldest chapel owned by church.
We hiked to the top of Beacon's Hill...some at a little faster pace than others! The view is incredible. This is where an historic meeting took place between Wilford Woodruff, Brigham Young, and Joseph Fielding.
Our assistants did a very interesting object lesson, and may I say, we women were all very proud of Sister Stillman.
We recognized birthdays, clean flats, strangest ailments. Discussed personable accountability. Learned more about the early Welsh and English saints who made the growth of the church possible, both here and in the United States. Ate a picnic lunch, and did lots of socializing and picture taking. It was a full and wonderful day!!!