Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Three returned Missionaries

April 19, 2017

These three returned missionaries came to the Monticello Temple from Grand Junction and one of them forgot her recommend.  President Harris checked on her and she had a active recommend so he let her in.  She was so thrilled that she could enter the temple.  After the session the three girls were spending a long time in the celestrial  room so I went and relieved the sister that was there so she could go home with her car group and not keep them waiting any longer.  I picked up the scriptures and started to read and two of the sisters came to the door to go out and I spoke to them and told them that it was great to have them there. They hugged me and said that they love the temple.   The third sister ask me what I was reading and started talking to me.  She was a returned missionary from Brazil and is waiting to go to BYU this fall.  I found out later that the other two girls were also returned missionaries, one from Brazil and the other one from Italy.  It was special because this girl I was talking to just hugged me and said that she works with taxes and she had the day off and the one girl said to her, "Come and go to the temple with us." She was thrilled to be there and all three girls were so special with the light in their eyes. It brought back memorizes from our Nauvoo mission with the young missionaries that we were invalid with.  We felt like we were their grandparents. I hope I get to see these girls again before the go to college.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My talk in 8th Ward.

21 March 2017

Tuesday night I went and talked to the 8th ward Relief Society's Birthday party.  I spoke on "Covenant Keeping women."  This is one quote that I gave that I love.

   I don't want to drive up to the pearly
gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully,
      tailored clothes, my hair expertly
coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured
     fingernails.  I want to drive up in a
         station wagon that has mud on
the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with grass stains on my
      shoes from mowing Sisters Schenk's lawn.  I
         want to be there with a smudge of
peanut butter on my skirt from
    making sandwiches for a sick neighbors
children.   I want to be there with a little dirt
   under my fingernails from helping to
weed someone's garden.  I want to be there
     with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks
and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
      I want the Lord to know I was
        really here and that I REALLY LIVED.
                                 -Marjorie Hinckley-

The sisters said they really enjoyed my talk and I hope they felt the spirit that I felt as I gave the talk.  I was a special speaker representing the Temple Presidency and most of the 8th ward knew me. It was good because at the end of May I will be moving into our new home which will be in that ward. It was good for me to meet the sisters early and I felt so loved  by all of them.  David Brown was awesome to help me get my Power Point  ready on the TV screen. It turned out to be a beautiful night thanks to every ones help.