England and Wales in July!


Downham, near Preston, in Lancashire
– site of some of Heber C. Kimball’s
greatest missionary success


I’m really excited about this tour.  There are, however, still some vacant seats for it, so I’ve been asked to tout it yet again.


I’m happy to do so.  The early history of the Church in England and Wales is fascinating and very inspirational, but the sites are, in many cases, fairly remote and hard to find.  (Trust me on this.)  So this tour represents a unique opportunity.


It won’t be only LDS history, though.  We’ll also be focusing on general English and Welsh history, as well as on English literature and literary figures.  I, personally, will be in hog heaven, because I’m a passionate Anglophile.  And I think you will be, too.


Consider going.  And invite friends.  And pass this on to people you know.


“Jerusalem,” by William Blake

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land



"Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done"
"The Cokeville Miracle"
"At sea in an alien culture, where 'normal' is defined as 'deviant'"
Knowing, willing, and doing