Oh how I miss the temple. I was just thinking yesterday about the only sealing I've been able to witness and that was Tanner Boice's. It was a great experience. It was fun to talk about Eternal Families yesterday. Thank you for your prayers, they absolutely helped. I have to admit that I was proud of myself. I prepared throughout the whole week for it and it was the best I've done, totally and completely b/c of the spirit though. My whole talk was really focused around temple sealings and the importance of having that done. If anything I learned from preparing for it.
We met a new inactive woman this last week who has had a hard life. She became a convert to the church but she wasn't treated the best by some members. The interesting thing though is one of the reasons she has kept a testimony of the church is b/c of members being in her life, always being there for her. This last year her inactive husband went a-wall and left her going and doing things he shouldn't have. This after 38 years of marriage. She was patient though and took him back, and how blessed I know she will be b/c of that. We hope to start meeting her regularly and helping her through things.
The testimonies of you and mom have kept me faithful through my years. I felt very close to you all yesterday as I talked about sealings. I love my mission dearly. I've been guilty for this most of my life, but the world today does not seek God and understanding of God enough. There is a great deal I have to learn. I feel the Lord working very hard here, and I'm learning each and every day from him.
Have a great week