We have been in our missionary training program now for 3 days. The book "Preach My Gospel" is awesome. Everyone should read it. We are learning to preach, and teach, and sing the music for Nauvoo. We leave for the Illinois Nauvoo mission one week from today.
The Nauvoo area was a swamp on the Mississippi River when the Mormons arrived in 1839, having been driven from Missouri. When they left in 1846, they left a beautiful city that had been flourishing. Today, many of the old buildings have been restored, the temple has been rebuilt, and Nauvoo has become a popular tourist attraction for not only the LDS community but for non-LDS as well.