Thursday, September 16, 2010

oh the blessings of the temple

the detroit temple

in the month of june we as a mission had the blessed oppurtunity to attend the Detriot Temple. it was defintely a great blessing for us to be able to go. you see since we are in the michigan lansing mission and the temple is in the detriot mission we are unable to attend. well President Jones being the amazing man that he is got permission for all of to able to go for our half mission conference. now we did not all go at once, it is quite a small temple, so we went at different times throughout the month.
    for me it was definitely a special treat because i had not been to the temple for about a year. to able to attend the temple was a great blessing for me. it was such a spiritual experience a just the boost that i needed. going to the temple for me is not just something that i do but it something that i live for and truly respect.
       the temple is place where, we as members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints, are able to go to and do do service for those that have past on. it is a vicarious work that we do, meaning that we do it in  behalf of those that have passed (i.e. just as the Savior died
me and sis king

in our behalf for our pains, sorrows, weaknesses and sins.). what a great service it is that we can do for them. we do this work because we know and understand that one must be baptized to inhert the kingdom of God (2 Nephi 9:23). there are also many who have not heard of the gospel and they do the oppurtunity to after this life in the sprirt world, where we go after this life as we await the second coming of the savior. however, the ordinances of the gospel can not be performed by spirits, so we have the oppurtunity to be able to baptize and perform other saving ordinaces ( such as, reciving the gift of the Holy Ghost and sealing families together for all of eternity) in the temples. it really is a very sacred work and obligation that we have while in this life. i do feel so blessed to be able to do this work.
  the temple is also a place where we are able to become eternal
detroit temple
families. this means that we can be as families even after this life. i know that for me that is such a blessing. my parents were sealed in the temple, which makes us eternal. i am so grateful for the choice that they made to be sealed. it has given my family a lot more strength and we have become a lot closer knowing that we will be together for eternity. it gives us reason to work harder and with a purpose to fulfill our Heavenly Fathers plan. as for me it something that i am definitely striving towards as i knoow that it will bring my future family closer and it also brings me closer to my Heavenly Father. i would not have it any other way. this is not a "death do part" kind of life it is an eternal promise kind of life.
  i know that the temple holds great blessings for each and every one of our Heavenly Father's children. He really does love us all and he wants us to be happy. through the blessings of the temple we can achieve and have that eternal happiness (Mosiah 2:41) that Heavenl Father has promised us. i am so grateful that we have temples on the earth today. in total there are 130 in use trhoughout the world and there are more in construction. what a great blessing it is that we have temples, and eeternal blessings awaiting us.
   i kow that the gospel is true and i know that Heavenly Father wants all of His children to be with Him again. i know that the Savoir did come down to die for us so that we may recieve of the eternal blessing that his Father has in store for us. i know that the temples really are a scared place for us to go to and to be able to serve and help those that have passed on before us. what a tremendous blessing the temples are.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your testimony! It is so nice to read something so uplifting. We love you!