Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Gila Valley temple is very near to being done. We are all very excited. Today we had President Mark Herrington and his wife Nona speak to us in sacrament meeting. I really enjoyed both of the talks. Today Nona spoke about the temple and told us to go and prepare our families. Something I knew that I wanted to do but really hadn't gotten a plan into action. We will be able to go to the temple this Saturday. I knew that I really needed to have a family home evening on the temple and cover everything explain to them about the beautiful white hankies they had been given and answer questions. Then I received a phone call about a family birthday party on Monday. I then realized that by the time we got home, did homework, ate dinner, dishes and got to bed early for AIMS testing it never would happen and no one would be in the right frame of mind, because we all know how Satan is. Yes I would agree the bells of hell have been ringing. So I began to prepare supper and I knew that tonight was the night it needed to be done. (All the other nights are already filled up) While I was thinking of what all I wanted to cover I went to my computer and found some info on the Hosanna shout and printed it out. I then had the feeling to put my plan into action right during dinner. Fine I thought I will have their undivided attention. I then went to the grill to find my hamburgers engulfed in flames. I wondered if the house would catch on fire. When I came in to the house for water I realized my children were across the street riding bikes and visiting the neighbor. We try to stay away on Sundays. I asked Ashtyn to go get them because dinner was more then ready. Needless to say it took very long for the kids to come in for dinner. I was getting very frustrated. We served up the hamburgers ans sat down to eat. Brent called on someone to pray and instantly the phone rang. I asked Ella to wait until it stopped ringing and then pray. That phone rang for so long and even longer. Brent said it must be urgent go see who it is. As soon as I got to the phone it stopped. The prayer was said and the kids began to eat. I started with what I wanted to talk about. Trett then realized his hamburger was charcoal and desperately needed another one. We got him settled and then I was once again going to talk about everything I so wanted my children to hear. I moved my plate and grabbed my papers once again. At that instance My very full and large glass of ice water fell over and right into Brent's lap and all over the floor. Brent and I scrambled to the floor to clean it up. When we were down on the floor under the table Brent whispered to me, I love you and try as he might Satan will not win we will beat him. I was amazed at the sweet spirit and understanding he had. I had not spoken to him about what I was trying to accomplish. When I got to the point about how we act in the temple and we discussed being quiet and no fighting ect... We then moved on to something different when Ella spoke up and said, I don't want to go to the temple. I was confused they all seemed so excited to get to go. I asked her why and she quickly responded because I can't be quiet for very long. We did get things covered and questions answered. I loved seeing the excitment in the kids eyes. Wyatt is thrilled to get to go inside the temple. Yes the bells of hell have and do continue to ring. The spirit however will always be stronger and will leave a greater impression. We are very blessed to have this temple here.