Heyy everyone!!! I hope that everybody is doing well!
So for my week…
The Temple Open House is amazing! That is one beautiful temple, inside and out! You really do feel something different. So the tours actually started on the 28th of July and those were for the VIPs. I met Elder Ballard and his wife! He’s a funny guy. He told me to be nice to the non-members that come and like don’t scare them off, they’re good people. Hahaha. I kept my promise 😉 Also I met Al Fox yesterday!! If you don’t know who she is….she’s the tattooed Mormon…look her up on facebook, she’s awesome!! She’s a LDS motivational speaker. I have also met and talked to one of the seventy…is the tall African guy. He’s really wise. I talked to him and his wife. They’re sweet people. So the temple tour is that you first watch a video about why temples are so special, the sister missionaries do that, and then you take the tour…it’s huge! Then there’s an exhibit tent where there are sister missionaries there to answer any questions that you may have and also there are displays of Jesus Christ. Also there’s a Cristus (I think that is how you spell it) in the tent…So anyone who is not sure of what that is…its a statue of Jesus Christ. They have one in Temple Square. There is also music playing in the background. The piano plays by itself and everyone is amazed! Haha it’s cute. So people take pictures with them and the Cristus and something that I love is that the children recognize that He is Jesus Christ and they touch His hands and His feet. When I saw that, the spirit was really strong because that’s how the Nephites were when He came to visit the Americas! My favorite part of the Book of Mormon. Some children hug it and say, “that’s Jesus!” It’s soo cute! It’s just reminds me of the day that we will actually get to do that but it won’t be a statue but a Beautiful Glorified God, that died and lived, and lives for us. It’s a Beautiful thing.
The temple is somewhere where we can feel close to God and really feel how close He is. You can feel the love of Him. The temple is a symbol or a representation of who God is because God is Love. I love to see the Temple.
Our investigators are great! They came to church on Sunday! Woot woot!! I love being back in the area because I get to see my recent converts!! I had a lesson with my first recent convert and it was super fun! I love them soo much! I missed them a lot. The kids grew up a lot! So many things happen in a year!
Okay I got to go now! I love you all! I’m ending strong! God lives and He loves you!
Love always and forever!
August 5, 2014