I am so, so, so grateful that there is a temple in my mission. It’s a blessing to teach people the plan and the next step after baptism, the blessings of the Temple. The Escobar Family was sealed on Friday. They have been a less active family that the missionaries before us rescued. It has been our responsibility to prepare them to be sealed. This was the second sealing I have attended while serving my mission. I think attending temple sealing’s are some of my favorite experiences. It was so fun to see how excited they were.
Friday, we had to teach part of the Zone meeting. We had a leader’s council all day Tuesday with President, and we had to teach our Zone what we as leaders learned. We taught about how to use time wisely and health and safety. After lunch we went to the Escobar family’s house and did Sylvia’s hair and makeup. We arrived to the temple at 5:00 and waited for the session. Raymundo, and their 5 boys looked so great in their suits. You could see how anxious they were. A large part of the ward came to support them. It was incredible how much the ward contributed to this special day. Raymundo and Sylvia were brought to tears. The actual sealing was so sweet. There is nothing like seeing a whole family including 5 young boys all dressed in white. The Spirit was powerful, and there were many tears shed. After the sealing we took lots of pictures and left for a reception that the ward put on in our church building. We were able to hear their testimonies and watch them dance. We wanted to get out there so bad, but we are obedient missionaries and sat in our seats reverently and took on the role of photographers. :)
It was a great experience and I am so happy for this little family. They have passed through many challenges, but through the gospel, have received the greatest blessing we can receive here on earth.
We are working hard in our area; it’s a little difficult. But, we are relying on the Lord to find His chosen children and of course enjoying every moment.:)
I love you and hope you have a great week!