Monday, August 24, 2009


This is Heidi writing today! We are writting about the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Dedication.

Mom, Dad and i went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Dedication Sunday August 23, 2009
we went to the 9 AM session- We were fortunate and blessed to get tickets and to be able to go to the dedication in the Temple. Our seats were in one of the instruction rooms upstairs right almost next to the Celestial room. We got there at about 8 AM or just before then. And the room was already half full! They had the TV monitors on showing the rooms inside the temple, the grounds etc. With music playing in the background of course.
Then 9 AM came along and then the screen switched over to showing the Celestial room (LIVE!!!) -- and then you could see President Monsen, President Uchtdorf and the temple presidency and one of the other apostles (in our session- it was David Bednar.)
But, before they entered the celestial room- we all rose because it was getting time for them to arrive and things to start. And President Monsen walked by with the Temple President next to him (i believe) and then comes President Uchtdorf and he looked in our room and Had a big smile on his face and waved and we all waved back.

Then the dedication session started!! it was a real wonderful and beautiful service. We all did the Hossanna Shout after the dedicatory prayer - which was also a wonderful prayer. The Dedication lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes- after the Dedication session President Uchtdorf, President Monsen, and David Bednar all came back- of course the order was President Monsen, President Uchtdorf and Davis bednar. President Monsen see's us all so quiet and standing and stops and looks in our room and says "Are we all okay in here?" we had a laugh and he waved and we waved back. What a wonderful and beautiful day for a dedication. We come out to find that it had rained some during the session. But, that is okay!

1 comment:

Deedles said...

That is neat! I heard that session was really good. We went to the 3:00 one. It is wonderful to be able to see the prophet and the apostles and feel of their amazing spirits! When we had the Bismark temple dedication Elder Scott came in specifically to shake our hands. And when President Hinckley arrived he came and talked to me and Celeste and we talked to Sister Hinckley too. Then for the Billings Temple dedication we got to have reserved seats in the Celestial room and the spirit was amazing and we got to be right there with President Hinckley, President Monson, and President Eyring. It was an amazing experience. It is so neat to be able to have amazing experiences like this! I'm so glad you guys were able to go and be so close to our amazing leaders! :)