"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." . . . . .
3 Nephi 5:13 in
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Monday, April 25, 2016
I Love the Temple!!
Elder McClure and Elder Crawford
I love to see the temple… but going inside is better!WOW!Talk about AWESOME!Temple
sessions in Spanish are really, really cool.We got to go to the temple on Wednesday last week and rocked it with our
Assistants who went with us.It’s been
pretty much a year and a half without being able to go to the temple and oh how
I have missed it!I do admit that I had
forgotten much, but I don’t blame myself too much because it was a year and a half
of stinking waiting and I’ve learned a new language since the last time I
went!So.... haha, it was
amazing.While waiting for the temple
session to start we were waiting and reading the scriptures.I turned to a random page and just started
reading.I believe it was D&C 76:21 but it’s
when the brethren are bearing testimony that Christ lives.It hit me so hard.The Spirit slapped me in the face, but in the
best way ever.It was a great reminder
and really boosted my spirit. Through
that temple experience my testimony grew of the Savior as His love embraced me.
I love the temple.
This week we set the goal to teach 40 lessons which
is the mission norm, but is always really hard to reach. We wanted it. Even with almost a whole day spent at the
temple, we worked our bum-bums off and got it! Sunday night we finished at 8:57pm with 40
lessons and 3 minutes to run and make it to the house! We did it!
What a blessing! It seems that
the whole mission is really struggling right now, at the very least my zone and
my district. We are really being
attacked and disappointment really follows us around just about where ever we
go. Teaching 40 lessons and going to the
temple was just what I needed in order to be able to stay positive and be able
to lead the district along these bumpy paths.
Other fun events from the week were rescuing our
former bishop’s dog that escaped and being given an awesome leather love seat
for the house! I haven’t had a couch my
entire mission ... and let me say, I’ve sure missed couches.
All is well.
Times are hard, but we just keep going.
The key to success is simply to just keep working. We are healthy and happy and doing amazing
And one time more might I say, “I love the temple!”
Our free couch!
Sisters from the other district who share our chapel.