Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Trujillo temple dedication

Week Seventy-Three!

First off, the short news stories.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILL AND SYDNEY.

I thought there was more but I actually think that was it.

This week was really a blessing I got to see via satellite the temple dedication of the Trujillo Peru Temple.  It was the greatest blessing just knowing that Dieter F Uchtdorf and David A Bednar were in Peru even if they are 18 hours away.  We had the pleasure of listening to talks given by the Temple President and his wife Elder Uceda (remember him?) and Elder Uchtdorf.

All of the talks were really good.  The things that stood out to me were the talk by the Temple President, he said that if we are not full of the pure love of Christ (or charity) than really we need to work to be more worthy of the temple.

Elder Uceda shared 5 things we can do to prepare for the temple.
1. Always have a current temple recommend.
2. Buy your temple clothing now, and have it to remind you to go to the temple.
3. Fill out the book My Family and start looking for your ancestors.
4. Always have a picture of the temple in your house so that you and your children can remember how important it is for you.
5. ???

However, the talk that really stood out to me was by President Uchtdorf.  He spoke about how we can know that we are walking before God with all of our Heart Might Mind and Strength. And we can know that we are doing well if we are worthy of the temple.

It was amazing.  You could really feel the spirit testifying that the temple is something really, really important not only for us but also for the Lord.  Another miracle this week.  Our pensionista forgot she needed to give us lunch on a Sunday (and we couldn’t buy food) but the Lord blessed us so much for going out and working even though we were hungry at almost every appointment we were given fruits and cookies and I could only think of the scripture in 3 Nephi 13 that says " Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." I was amazed at the miracles we get for working here in the work of the Lord.

Love you All

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