We were able to attend a Zone Temple Trip with these great missionaries. Twice a year the missionaries have this opportunity - May and December. Each of eight zones attend the temple in the morning, have lunch at the mission home, then have a testimony meeting. We are part of the Willmette East Zone according to the ward we attend. Hopefully, in the next two weeks, we will be able to share this experience with other zones.
The Mission President and Temple President addressed this group in the temple chapel and in the sealing room, confirming to them how important the sealing ordinance is in our eternal progression. We are grateful our President wants these young people to have these unique teaching experiences.
We did endowments and sealings. Some of our missionaries had never witnessed a sealing before, and that proved to be a wonderful experience. Von and I were able to be proxies for one sealing. Two missionaries were witnesses, and three acted as proxies for children. As we listened to the discussion in the sealing room, we were filled with gratitude for our own sealing 45 and a half years ago...and also the sealings of our dear children as they were adopted into our family. Thinking of these sealings always fills us with hope and joy.