Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Philadelphia Temple Groundbreaking

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of being a part of the most amazing event for the city of Philadelphia and it's surrounding areas. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be building a Temple near Logan Square and Saturday was the Groundbreaking Ceremonies. President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency for the church, presided over the meeting and gave the dedicatory prayer. Mayor Nutter as well as other local leaders were in attendance as we celebrated the blessing of having a temple close by.

It is hard for me to put into words the feelings I have for the temple. For within it's walls, families can be sealed for eternity and feel of the peace and love that our Father in Heaven has for us. It truly is a House of God.

I find that this blog, which is dedicated to my family history research, was the perfect place to share with you a short video about the event. For the work I do in searching out my ancestors, is not only to help me link the past to the present and understand those whose footsteps I am now following, but to bind my ancestors to me so that I can have a family forever. In these sacred walls that will soon be built, we are able to make it possible so that our family ties in this life will continue throughout the eternities.

I'm blessed to work with the children at my church. In commemorating the building of the temple, we initiated a challenge called "A Page A Day, Helps the Spirit Stay!" We are reading the scriptures in our home as a family for 100 Days. We will finish on December 25th, the day we celebrate the birth of the Savior. As we “feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:3) as a family, that it will prepare our hearts and homes for the blessings of the temple.

1 comment :

  1. Amazing video, Melia...as always. What a special experience. Wish we could have been there! Thanks for documenting it so beautifully for us. Janell