Sunday, May 12, 2013

Goin' to The Temple

Ahh the Temple. About a month ago, I went on my VERY FIRST Temple trip!! I was both excited and nervous at the same time. The day before I went, we were all at the Institute building we attend for our Friday night activities. I was talking to some friends about it, because they knew it was going to be my first time there.

I didn't really calm down until a new friend I had just met (who had just returned from his mission the week before) was explaining how many blessings and feelings of peace come from the Temple. I had another friend tell me before I was baptized to "Get your Temple recommend as soon as you possibly can, and go to the temple as much as possible.

That couldn't have been better advice. I won't go into too much detail, (it's sacred, not secret), but I will say this: I have never felt more close to Heavenly Father than while I was at the temple. I encourage you to bring a notebook with you to journal while you are waiting. Those are memories that you don't want to forget. I haven't been back since April, but I know that I want to go to the Mesa, AZ Temple when I visit in May.

 It is the most beautiful temple I think I've seen thus far! (In my own opinion of course!)

The least you need to know:

1. Don't be scared, it is the house of The Lord! :)

2. Don't be afraid to ask your ward members or members of the bishopric if you have any questions about the day.

3. WEAR WHITE UNDIES!!! If you are wearing a headband, or hair ties, make sure that they too are also white. Most temples have hair ties/headbands to borrow :p 

Me personally, I would rather have my own..

4. Bring a notebook to journal with! TRUST ME. You will want those memories later in life.

5. Pray. Pray before you get there, and pray after you leave. It is a great way to usher the spirit into your heart.

6. Take some pics!! It IS your first temple trip after all!

I know that the blessings are IMMENSE. You will find that as you attend each session! Happy Mother's Day everyone! 


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