Saturday, June 30, 2018

Another young man going on a Mission

Saturday- 30 June 2018

This is the last day the Temple will be opened for 2 weeks.  The Monticello Utah Temple will be closed for cleaning.   Easton Troy Bowring, (Relva and Bob Bowring's Grandson) came to the temple to receive his own Endowments.    He will be on the 10:15 am session and so President Harris gave him his Endowment Instruction.  It is wonderful to see these young men prepared and excited to serve the Lord.   Happy Days are always at the Temple!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Our neighbor Denise Johnson's son's Endowment

Saturday- 23 June 2018

In our old home in Blanding our neighbor Denise Johnson's son, Tanner Eric Johnson came to the Monticello Utah Temple to receive his own Endowments he would be on the 10:15  am session. He had a lot of family at the temple to support him.  President Harris gave him his Endowment Instructions and he was so pleased to do this for this young man.  It is so wonderful to see so many men and women going on Missions. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Another couple receiving their own Endowments

Saturday- 16 June 2018

This was a full day we had another couple coming to the Monticello Utah Temple to receive their own Endowments.  Franklin Scott Sandefer and his wife Christen Hawkins were going on the 1:00 pm session so President Harris and I got the opportunity to give them their Endowment Instructions.
They will be sealed after the session and have a child-to-parent sealing.  It is wonderful to have so many families come to the temple to be sealed.  Blessings, blessings, and more blessings we receive serving in the temple.  I'm going to be so sad when we are released the end of October. 

Sister being sealed to her parents- Beverly Sue Harris

Saturday- 16 June 2018

This was a fun day when I met a mother named Beverly Sue Harris and her daughter cynthia Sue Caswell age 56 is to be sealed to her parents.  Her father is deceased but her mother Beverly Sue Harris was there and it was fun to meet my twin in name.  The sealing was at 8:00 am in the morning and a special day for their family.   

our neighbor Jaden Torgerson receives his Endowments

Saturday 16 June 2018

We were so excited when we saw that our neighbor Jaden Torgerson came to the Monticello Utah Temple on our shift.  President James Joseph Harris had the great opportunity to give him his own Endowment Instructions.  His father was his escort and was a joy to have them and their families be there to support Jaden.  He was on the 10:15  am session and he had many Blanding families come.
He will be leaving in the first week of August so he leaves in a few weeks.   His farewell will be at the end of July.  It is always special when these young men come in to receive their Endowments in our temple.  We love serving in the Monticello Utah Temple.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

19 year old women receives her own Endowment

Tuesday- 12 June 2018

Atlanta Black is 19 years old and came to the Monticello Utah Temple to receive her own Endowments.   She is from Monticello, Utah and the church has asked us not to ask if they are getting married or going on a mission so I don't know if she is just receiving her Endowments because she wants too.  But we were thrilled she came to the Monticello Utah Temple and loved having her and for me to have the opportunity to give her the Endowment Instructions is truly an honor.  She was so excited and had a special spirit about her.  She didn't have a lot of people with her only about 8 but what a joy it was for me to be their with her and her family and friends. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jim's niece's sealing- Jessie Ivins

Saturday- 9 June 2018

This was a full day with many people in the temple for so many special occasions this day.  The sealing for Trason Shawn Jack and Jessie Ivins.  President Donald Vernon Jack, Trason's Grandfather did the sealing and it was a full house, all the men stood behind the chairs with their wives in front on the chairs.  Their were probably 70 people in that room and the spirit was there also.  It was so full that President Jim and I didn't go in, no room in the inn.  But we were happy we were their to congratulate the couple and their families.  Jessie Ivins and Dylan her brother  received their own Endowments on Thursday night, 7 June 2018 which wasn't our shift but we were happy they were sealed on own shift.
Dylan is leaving next week on his mission so it was so nice the brother and sister did their own Endowments together.  Dylan could also be to his sister's sealing and then on Sunday 10 of June he gave his farewell talk in the 1st ward.  We went to it also and it was wonderful.  We also went to Jessie's wedding reception in the back yard of her mom and dad's place, Stephanie and Justin on Friday night before they were sealed.  It was a beautiful night since the wind quite and the yard was heavenly.  A very full days for this family!!!!!

Sealing-9 June 2018 and own Endowments

Saturday- 9 June 2018

This neat couple - Kathy Michelle Sullivan and Brent Donald Woodland came today to the Monticello Utah Temple to receive their own Endowments and then to be sealed together and have 4 of their children sealed to them.   The session they would go on was at 10:15 am.  They also had a daughter named, Amber Rachelle Woodland which was 21 years old receiving her own Endowment with her mother.  I gave Kathy and her daughter Amber their own Endowments Instructions and what a happy day for both women.   This day Kathy has been waiting for along time to get her husband ready to be sealed to her.  She and her husband and daughter are from Montrose, Colorado and many friends have helped them prepare for this special day.    She just glowed with excitement and her daughter also brought the spirit with them to the temple.  The older brother was married last year and had served on a mission and he was his father's escort.   They must have had the whole ward come to support them because it was a big session. 
   
The sealing after was really neat.   President Johnson sealed the couple then the oldest boy knelt at the altar and the sister Amber knelt across from him then they had two younger brothers come in and knelt across from each other and were sealed as a family.   It is such a joy to see these special moments that happen in my life.  O, I thank my Heavenly Father for these special occasions that happen in the Temple. 

A special time with Jim's Nephew Jens

Saturday- 9 June 2018

Jim's Nephew Jens Shumway Jones came to the Monticello Utah Temple to receive his own Endowments on the 1:00 pm session  President Jim Harris had the opportunity to give Jens his Endowment Instructions.   You could see he was a little nervous which happens to the best men and women that come to the temple for the first time.  We try to relax them and hope they feel the Lords presence while they are there.  It was awesome for me to meet Jens there and to see his brother Ashton as his escort.  There is when Ashton told us that he is getting married in a month.  That was a surprise for me but I never see these boys much and I don't know how long it has been since Ashton has returned home from his mission.  These two boys when they were younger we took up North to see their dad Scot Jones about ever other week end.  Scot has a decease that damages his kidneys and is on dialysis so he can't travel much.   They would go with us when we traveled up North to see our Grandchildren and families.  It was really neat to become better friends with them.  It was really special to see them both in the temple.

Friday, June 1, 2018

West Grand Junction Temple Day

Friday- 1 June 2018

This is a very big day at Monticello Utah Temple with the West Grand Junction Temple Day.  President James Joseph & I didn't have  to be their until 11:30 am and stay until 3:30 pm.  This was our day off but all the Presidency needs to help this day. We had about 6 baptism this day and many Initiatory's  and endowment session's and sealing's going on.  We were tired when we got home but had a wonderful spiritual day at the temple.   I am so thankful for these blessing we receive!!!