Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blessings of Choosing to Pursue and Nurture Eternal Marriage

Everyday we get to experience some kind of tender mercy from our Father in Heaven and it is important that we not only recognize it but that we pray to be worthy to receive them.
We were given the opportunity to teach Temple preparation classes to members within our mission.

The world around us is not equipped to provide the help we need to make it through this often-treacherous journey. Occasionally we teach high on the hill top during a rain storm and other times we teach in the Chapel. No matter  where we teach, we will go forward to prepare the Lords convent people.  So many in our society today seem to have slipped from the moorings of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace.

 The opportunity to enter the temple and to take upon ourselves the sacred covenants therein, is one of the greatest blessings available to us in mortality. Then, after we take upon us those covenants, our obedience in living them daily stands as a demonstration of our faith, love, devotion, and spiritual commitment to honor our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our obedience also prepares us to live with Them in the eternities.
 The Temple’s saving ordinances are essential to—and even the central focus of—the eternal plan of happiness.

This is the Manila temple where they will get the blessings of becoming an eternal family.
This is President Willie and Sister Rieki Waita ~  We are so excited for them.  They now are Temple Recommend holders and will take out their endowments in April.  
The blessings of choosing to pursue and nurture eternal marriage will lead them to experience the fruits of the gospel.
The temple is truly a place where you are “in the world and not of the world.”

The primary purpose of the Temple is to provide the ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. Temple ordinances guide us to our Savior and give us the blessings that come to us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Temples are the greatest university of learning known to man, giving us knowledge and wisdom about the creation of the world. Endowment instructions give guidance as to how we should conduct our lives here in mortality. The meaning of the word endowment is “gift.” The ordinance consists of a series of instructions on how we should live and covenants we make to live righteously by following our Savior.

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