Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Reason for the Trip

Whenever we reflect on our mission these images from this trip will be some of the first that will come to mind. We came to love these beautiful saints as we shared so much time together both before and during this trip.

On one of our tours of the temple grounds this Nativity sculpture was one of their favorites.

Johannesburg Temple as seen from the garden.

At first I thought that this Gatehouse Building got its name from the fact that it is in close proximity to the front gate leading to the temple grounds. However when I reflected on the symbolism contained in almost everything done inside of the temple, I began to wonder if it might have a symbolic meaning as well. Since this building is where the children go to get dressed in white in preparation for going to be sealed to their parents for the rest of their journey through mortality as well as their eternal life.
We have not seen a more beautiful site than those children all dressed in white being sealed to their parents.
"For behold, this is my work and my glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man"

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