Finding Joy in Temple Work and Family History

I truly felt the joy in the eternity of the temple a few months ago when my eldest son was married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. As I sat in the sealing room with most of my extended family in attendance, and watched him kneel across the altar from his new bride, I felt an eternal connection, and feelings of absolute pure joy.

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I made a shadow box with my husband's grandpa’s flag that was given to his family at his funeral. I gathered his military information and added that to the shadow box. My children really enjoyed reading his military information that they didn’t know before.

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Photo from LDS.org. Used by permission.

I had an awesome time at the Ogden Temple Cultural Celebration. It was the greatest day I had all year! It was so exciting to get to sing and feel the Spirit. We all are so lucky to have the Ogden Temple back.

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by B.A.
I started working on my genealogy after my ward Relief Society went to the Family History Center in June. I became hooked that night and continued through the summer working on my family history. I had a family name that kept coming up on my “opportunity for work” but I didn’t think I could do it because it was my aunt and uncle. A couple of weeks after seeing the name again I had a dream where my aunt, uncle, and their daughter that had passed on came to me. I knew then that I had to do their work, and I am now in the process of getting it done. I thought I had to have permission but I have found out differently.

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by J.C.
One of my new goals for this year is to concentrate on improving my temple attendance. By that I mean attending and allowing myself to truly relax and enjoy the spirit of the temple. I have a testimony of the power and strength we receive when we go to the temple. I feel strengthened when I attend and truly soak in the Spirit. I’m so thankful for the temple!

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