Wednesday, January 13, 2016

For Time and All Eternity

This last week has been so emotional!  My trainer ( my mission mom) Sister Palmer, now Gwyneth Allred, got married!  I had the wonderful opportunity to attend her sealing!  A sealing is when a husband and wife are married in the temple for 'time and all eternity'.  The temple is where God hopes for each of us to one day enter so we can make covenants, or higher promises with Him; one of which is a temple marriage or sealing.   We also do work for our ancestors who have passed on.  For example, if we have a family member who was not baptized in this life, we can be baptized for them. Sealings for family members are also done.  If you have any questions about the purpose of temples visit Temples. You can also email me and I would love to answer any questions you might have.

President and Sister Poulsen, (my mission president and his wife) will be completing their mission this Thursday.  They both spoke in church this last Sunday and boy was I emotional!  I love them! He directed the Temple Square Mission exactly how it needed to be.    I know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson is a man called of God and he received revelation that the Poulsens needed to be our Mission President.  However, I also know that President and Sister Risenmay (my new Mission President) have also been called by our Heavenly Father.  Members of the church, if for whatever reason you are struggling with supporting your leaders, whether it be a Bishop, Relief Society President, counselor, I urge you to ask the Lord to fill your heart with Christ like charity and to have the desire to sustain that leader.  There is only happiness in following God's will.  
Happiness comes from eternal blessings.  Eternal blessings are received in the temple.  The temple is the only way we can be with our family for time and all eternity.  The Book of Mormon has brought so much clarity into my life and has strengthened my faith that I will see my loved ones again after this life.  One of my mother's favorite scriptures is found in the Book of Mormon (Mosiah 16:8) But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.  I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.  

Sister Mikeila Aquino 

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