Monday, November 15, 2010

Gilbert Temple Groundbreaking!

On Saturday Kevin and I took the boys to the Gilbert AZ. Temple Groundbreaking ceremony!
It is so awesome to have a temple being built 5 miles from our house and right here in our Stake.
I truly feel blessed to have been able to take my kids to participate in such a special event that doesn't happen every day!

They had provided seating for 5,000 people and there was any where from 8-10,000 members there!

Elder Claudio R. M. Costa
Presidency of the Seventy

Elder William R. Walker
Executive Director of the Temple Department

This temple could every well be the temple my boys go through before they leave on their missions and it very well could be the temple they are sealed in! And while they are young and might not fully recognize what a great experience this was now I hope when they are older they will look back and appreciate it!

The spirit was so strong as Elder Costa performed the Dedicatory prayer and the place in which we stood became Holy ground!

My friend Joy and her boys were with us during the dedication and after wards we met up with her husband (who had to work) and all went out to lunch together!

After wards we had the opportunity to participate in the ground breaking! We were able to take our kids up and take turns breaking ground!

This was an experience I will never forget and will be able to later help my kids as they get older truly understand the significance of this event so they too can truly appreciate it!

At the front where the podium was they had on display the painting of what the temple will look like when it is completed in about 2 years!

I have such a strong testimony of temple work and I'm truly am grateful my family can be sealed not only in this life but in the next as well!

Families can be Together Forever!


The Fergy Bunch said...

That's such an amazing experience! It brought tears to my eyes as I saw the boys with the shovel in their hands. What a neat thing to be a part of. Love ya!

Grama said...

You will remember this forever. I agree with Jen, brought tears and a lump in the throat to see the boys with the shovel. The temple is going to be beautiful. So happy that you and Kevin were able to take the boys.

Anonymous said...

So glad you were able to go! Definitely a memory to cherish forever!!

Ryan and Melissa said...

That's so awesome. I remember when they announced it, we figured it would take a while to get there. So fun you were there for that!