Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Special Sealing today- 17 April 2018

Tuesday- 17 April 2018

Vera Jean Gilbreath came to the Monticello Temple today to be sealed to her parents.   She is 75 years old and her sister and her husband came to be the proxy for the parents in this sealing.  Her sister(which I don't know her name) and her husband's recommends were expired.  So my husband, 2nd councilor in the Temple Presidency went and called the Temple President, President Livingston and ask him what he should do.  He told my husband to let them go in and watch but couldn't do any ordinances.  So I was asked to be proxy for her mother.  I was thrilled and when I told her that her sister could come in and watch the sealing she just cried and cried so I cried with her and told her I would be her mother.  It was a beautiful sealing and she and I cried and the spirit of her parents were there.   She wanted the sealing this day because it was her Dad's Birthday today, he would be 109 years old.  Vera Jean Gilbreath was sealed to her father, Douglas Lane Gilbreath (Deceased) and her mother Opal Ellen Close (Deceased).  Then her sister said we will sit outside and wait for you while you go sit in the Celestral Room for awhile.  I went with her and she cried and cried and I know she felt her parents by her side.  What a wonderful day at the Temple I thank my Heavenly Father for these special moments in the Temple. Vera Jean was the last child to be sealed to her parents, now all the children are sealed to the parents, the other sister was sealed last year.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Another special Own Endowment

Wednesday- 11 April 2018- 10:00 AM

Beveraly Kay Smith (a German spelling) came today to the Monticello Temple to receive her own Endowment. She was from Aztec, New Mexico and was 67 years old and it was a joy to see how excited she was.  She glowed from ear to ear and it was neat to give her the instructions about wearing her garments.  People that are older are like sponges they just absorb everything you tell them.  She was a little nervous but was so excited to be in the Temple.  I was amazed how many people came to support her, it was heavenly.  After Beveraly Kay and her husband, Harold Francis Pepin's Endowments they were sealed in the Monticello Temple.  It was special to see so many people that came to their Endowments and Sealing.  So many special days these days!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A sad day- Funeral for Doris Black Pehrson

Tuesday- 10 April 2018

Doris Black Pehrson died April 4, 2018 from Cancer.   She probably only lived a month or so because she didn't want to do anything about it.  She didn't want anyone to come and see her and so Sister Livingston sent her flowers from the Monticello Temple Prisidency which was very thoughtful for her.   Doris was Sister Livingston's visiting teacher and Sister Livingston wanted to go see her many times but she did Doris's wishes.  That couple are so in turn with the Lord and them that they even look alike in their picture.   President Clarence Pehrson had served in the Monticello Temple Presidency for 3 years a few years back.  He was a Sealer on Tuesdays and everyone loved him so much.   President Harris and I were working the Temple that morning so we knew we would miss the funeral but here came President and sister Yarbrough running into the temple and said you go get changed and you can make it to the grave side.  They are so thoughtful all the time so we went to the grave side and it was beautiful.  They had Brother Reid Chapman sing a solo, "In the Garden" boy! he has a beautiful voice.  President Tom Livingston dedicated the grave (home teacher and friend).
I'm sure the funeral was wonderful.  After we went up to President Clarence Pehrson and he was so happy to see us there and we felt his special spirit and comforted us.  When his wife found out she had a fast growing cancer he asked to be released as a sealer because he needed to be by his wife all  the time.  I hope later on he will come back to his friends at the temple.  Truly they are a perfect couple.  We love them so much and will miss them both!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

We are getting so many Own Endowments

Thursday- 29 March 2018- 7:15 PM

Dena Mae Gilpin came today to receive her own Endowment and was so excited.  She is 47 years old and was a delight to give her the Endowment Instructions.  She is from Cortez 3rd Ward in  Colorado but is in the Durango Stake.  She had a large session with many of her Cortez Ward members coming to support her.   President and Sister Yarbrough were in her ward and stayed after their shift to attend her session.  She did her own Endowment on the Cortez 3rd Ward Temple Night so many people came.  She lives in Mancos, Colorado but attends her church meetings in Cortez, Co.  She was so ready and a delight to be with in the Monticello Temple.  Sister Cook was her escort a good friend  and an aunt also was an escort.  Dr. Cook who was raised in Blanding lives in Cortez, Colorado and he baptized her.  His wife Sister Cook keep talking to her all the time.  Dena was so well prepared and excited but I just wished people would realize that the patron needs quit time to feel the spirit that can teach them the truths in the temples.  Great Day!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

J.B.'s Birthday and sad news

Tuesday- March 27, 2018

Today is JB's 36th Birthday and he has always been a joy in our family. Thank Heaven's for children.

Also my heart is breaking today- Tuesday March 27,2018 Krista Grover died today.  She was only 20 years old and it  was a total surprise to her parents and the town people.  She was healthy and vibrant young lady.  Her family didn't know she had this bleeding disease that is hereditary - her father has it.
She was up North living with her Grandparents and going to vitinarion school.  She was riding a horse when she had a brain  bleed and died then fell of her horse, that is what they think happened.  A neighbor call her Grandparents and said someone is lying on the ground in the back so it was her Grandfather that found her died.  It was a shock to everyone.  Her funeral will be Monday April 2, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  On December 16, 2017 she came to the Monticello Temple to receive her own Endowment.  She wasn't getting married or going on a mission but just wanted to do it.  I was the one that helped her with her own Endowment.  The Lord must have something very special for her on the other side.  She was the sweetest and kindest and and was so prepared to receive her Endowments. You could tell that she was very close to her Father in Heaven just by looking in her eyes, she glowed.  It was truly a pleasure to be with her that day and to get to know her that day,  Her mother was her escort and was trilled to be with her youngest daughter. What a special daughter of God.  I heard that her parents and her had just got back from a church historical trip.  She truly was ready to meet God. I feel that her Grandmother Grover that has past away years ago met her on the other side.   I pray that her parents and family will feel Gods love and have a special experience with their daughter.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Own Endowment- January 13-2018

Saturday-- January 13, 2018

Shelbi Faye Black who was a blond beautiful girl came to the Monticello Utah Temple to receive her own Endowments.  She would be going through the 1:00 pm session.  She is in our old ward which was the 2nd Ward.    Because President Harris and I were doing our training and prayer meeting Sister Livingston did her instructions on wearing the garment.  The morning Initiatory sisters did her Initiatory while we were in prayer meeting after I went and spent some time with her and her mom.  I took them to the Endowment Session and they had a lot of friends and family waiting for the session to start.  She was such a sweet girl and a joy to be around.  I love trying to help the young women to relax when their in the temple because everything is new to them and they are nervous.  Thanks Father in Heaven for these tender mercies.  This Saturday afternoon was the last sessions before the temple closes for cleaning.  The temple will be closed for two weeks. Ya !! vacation time.....

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Special Sealing time with family and friends- President Harris the Sealer

30 December 2017

Jim organized a sealing at 4 O'Clock in the pm schedule, he had a lot of family names to be Sealed and he would be the Sealer.   He had Callie (his sister) and Howard Randall to come to the sealing.  We also ask Ken and Tami ( our daughter) to help with the Sealing because they were down for the New Years.  He ask Rex Anderson and Autumn Beth Evans to also come to help with the Sealing.  Autumn had just recently received her own Endowment in November 2017 and this was her first time at do Sealings.    Autumn is an employer to Rex Anderson she helps him with his horses. I was there also and it was special to be proxy for family names and to have President Harris be the sealer.  Callie wants Jim to ask them again to do Sealings for her and his relatives, she really enjoyed it. The special experiences we have in the temple are awesome.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

President and Sister Livingston covered for us this Saturday

Saturday-- December 9, 2017

The Livingston's cover this day for us because it was my big family Christmas Party that we were in charge of.  At the 10:15 am session their were Three people receiving their own Endowment.  First- Relinda Lee Tom and Second- Steven Donald Jaime and 3rd- Tina  Ryan Montgomery.    Steven and Tina would be sealed at 12:00 pm right after the session.  Their was a Sealing at 10:00 am who were Simon and Leslie Weber and their two daughters were sealed to them.   It's always special to see children being sealed to their parents.   I felt a little bad I wasn't there to see this special moment but time goes on.  We really appreciated the Livingston's working for us so we could go up to Benjamin my home town where I was raised.   At the 3:15 session they had another own Endowment- Cheryl Rae Kay. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Special Young Lady from Blanding

Tuesday-- 5 December 2017-- 7:15 pm

Megan Tyler Grover came this day to receive her own Endowment.  I had the great opportunity to give her instruction on wearing the garments.  She is a Beautiful young women inside and outside.  She was at this time in the Taylorsville YSA 3rd Ward, Tayorsville Utah YSA Stake.  I was so pleased that she came back home to receive her own Endowment in the Monticello Utah Temple.  In our temple we can be one on one and those who receive their own Endowment get the role treatment.  I was so happy that she came on my shift, I knew her parents so well.  She certainly was well prepared to enter the temple with the glow in her eyes and the peaceful look she had in her face. These moments are worth the many hours we serve in the Temple, love the Temple.

Special Experience with Adella Keith

I can't remember the exact date this special experience was but it was in 2017. 

Adella Keith, a Native American came into the Monticello Utah Temple and ask President Harris if his wife Beverly would be proxy for her mother when she would be sealed to her parents today.  President Harris found me and I was so honored she ask me of course I said yes.  Adella first started learning how to do Geneolgy in 2012 when I was in charge of the Family History Center.  We were called on a Mission to Nauvoo so I didn't hear any more how things were going with her Geneolgy until that day I saw her in the temple.  I was so happy to see Adella doing Temple work for her family members. When we were in the Sealing Room and I knelt at the altar as proxy for Adella's mother and Adella's hand was on top of mine I felt real joy to know that Adella was being sealed for time and all eternity to her parents and what an honor that she ask me. Since I have moved in our new home I am in the Eighth Ward in Blanding, Utah and Adella is in my ward now, it is so fun to see her often at church and coming to do her family names in the temple.