Monday, November 21, 2016

Snow, Transfers, Apostles, Training, Baptisms

Yes, It's snowing, Yes transfers are on wednesday, and yes I'm training. AND YES I MET ELDER HOLLAND AND ELDER EYRING AT THE HARTFORD TEMPLE. 

I will tell one amazing experience from the Temple dedication. Elder Holland was talking about how long he personally has been waiting for this temple, and how much it means to him. He said of the temple, that he has no greater love for ANYTHING more than his family. That life would be dim and hopeless if he didn't have the hope of seeing them after death. That God would not be the loving Heavenly Father that we know him to be, if he did not let our family relationships go beyond the grave. He said that "I would join the church for the doctrine of the eternal family alone." It was amazing. In all the talks, you could feel SO strong, the love that our Heavenly Father has for us, and as a result of that, the amazing truths of his great plan. Families can be together forever, and it is all through the atonement of Jesus Christ. I love this gospel. 

After the dedication, the hartford and new haven zone's were asked to help move all the furnature back in the temple. they got us all in there and had us go into a room and sit for like 10 minutes. And then, in walks President Eyring. And he's smiling ear to ear, SO happy. He was almost in tears when he saw all of us. he goes up to the front and shakes Sister Holt's and my hands, and a few others. It was incredible. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, he walks out and Elder Holland walks in. "Now THIS is where all the REAL work get's done!" AHH he was so REAL and it was so cool! He walks up to the front, and he's showing his family around and he starts talking to his security guard (who we worked with a lot at the temple) and his security guard turns to us and the 2 other sets of sisters there and says "These sisters are some of the best, most hard working sisters I've ever known. They made the open house possible, and they are incredible" And Elder holland looks at us and says that he believes it. IT WAS So cool. then he shook our hands, told a greenie he was "so cute" and patted his cheek, and walks out. wow. The Lord's church really is run by prophets and apostals called of God. The spirit and love they bring with them is incredible. It was so so amazing. 

This week we also had the amazing opportunity to go to the cultural celebration, and oh yeah two of our investigators got baptized!!! Saturday was AMAZING! The joy and light that the gospel brings into peoples lives is absolutely amazing. THIS CHURCH IS SO TRUE. if you don't know it yet, you can. It will change you if you let it.

I love you all!

-Sister Morley

1. Baptism of Sara!
2. Baptism of Eric!
3. Cultural celebration! 

Don't worry, SO many more pictures to come.

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