Now, I hope I didn't confuse you all with some of the lingo I used (that was never my intention). I wanted to convey to you how the day unfolded Saturday. I was blessed enough to be able to stay with the Carlton's over in Larned and even more blessed to have the oppurutnity to have Kjersti and Brian ride with me down in my car. So, we went to bed around 11:30 P.M. give or take, and well pretty sure my alarm went off and a very early time of 04:30 A.M.. So as you can tell I had very little sleep and was up and ready to drive the almost 5 hours to reach the Oklahoma City Temple. Totally worth the trip, but I must say it was hard because as much fun I knew we would have I knew or had a gut feeling that the riders would sleep. And sure enough Brian was sleeping from the get go and Kjersti was awake an hour or two okay so maybe 3. But she was snoozing off and on the whole time. So it was me, myself, and I with some Mormon Tabernacle Choir to keep me awake! Oh and the Spirit, pretty sure if I wasn't able to have the Spirit as my constant companion then I would be dead for sure. Anyways, we arrived at Hutchinson and met up with the Draper family at McDonalds for some hearty breakfast! Had a grand time, we all were walking zombies, but again very worth it. We are an hour further down the road and what do we see? Well, glad you aksed! It was not only one rainbow, it was a double rainbow. So the song "When I am baptised" instantly pops into my head, and I knew that we were on the Lord's errand to do his work in his holy house that day!
So fast forward to Oklahoma City, we are following are amazing (NOT) Mapquest directions and are driving through the subdivision to reach the Temple. And we had been listening to Spiritual uplifting music the whole ride, well at least me and Kjersi had been, and we get two blocks away from the Temple, it was in our sights and all the sudden Brian pops up from sleeping singing "I got a pocket a pocket full of sunshine" So me and Kjersti were like BRIAN knock it off we are being spiritual here. We finally reach the parking lot and it was filled with members wandering around, well we look at our clock and we were an hour early for our session with the youth for Baptisms. So the kids change in the parking lot to their church clothes and we went up the door and the Temple attendant said we have a session going now if you would like to join. So Kjersti, Brian and I got to do 2 sessions of Baptisms for the dead. It was amazing, but the downfall was that we didn't take enough under garments for two sessions so me and Kjersti were in the bathroom and using the blowdryers to dry undergarments off. The whole time the other group of youth were preparing to leave which they were from Pittsburgh, KS which was awesome. Needless to say they had a good laugh from me and Kjersti!
That there is why I love the temple so much, it is the house of the Lord and you can receive answers to your prayers very easily. That is why it is so important to be worthy enough to enter, the more worthy you are the more intune you are with the Spirit which allows for guidance like that to take place.
I love the Lord, I love his Holy House. I know this church is true, I know it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I love this church, and I love the blessings it has poured down upon me and my family.
Disclaimer * if any one has any questions about what was said, please ask. I am more then willing to share the knowledge I have of the truthfullness that is on the earth again.*