September 3, 2020


Temple Square (East 2 District)


Sister Hueyopan

A Year at Temple Square

This week has showed me how much has changed in the past year. A year ago tomorrow, the 4th of September, I arrived at Temple Square to begin my first transfer in the field. Back then there were no masks and we started our journey in the basement of the South Visitor Center. I was able to learn about the history of the amazing pioneers who sacrificed so much to build a Temple that would always remind them of God who loved them enough to take them to this new land. I even had the opportunity to go through the Salt Lake Temple myself and feel God's presence there. I went to General Conference in person as a servant of the Lord and celebrated the birth of the Savior by teaching others about Him.

Now times are different. I am the only sister in my district that has seen the inside of the Salt Lake Temple with my own eyes and I had the honor of sharing about the beauty of my experience with them. Some of our beloved buildings are closed or gone, but I have gained new ones in their place and I seem to grow in my appreciation of them moment by moment. I have had time to learn about more history and new ways to touch peoples hearts. I have found new insights into others lives and new ways of helping those around me find hope for the future. It seems like each day I wake up there are new experiences and new things to discover about myself, about others, and about God. Truly this mission has blessed my life and I still have more time to discover even more.

This week Salt Lake City moved from Orange into Yellow. This means that potentially soon we will hear information about the Conference Center opening. It still isn't for certain yet, but we have been given more hope about the buildings opening and giving more the opportunity to see the history with their own eyes.

On Monday we worked in the Dairy packaging cheese. I worked in the box packing area which was in the freezer. It was cold, but still worth the fun we had. Box after box was packed to deliver delicious cheddar cheese to families in need. Tuesday was District Council and we talked about the healing offered in the Savior's Atonement. We talked about our experiences with the atonement and how we have felt peace and love even in the midst of trial. As we bear with patience our afflictions and believe with faith in the healing of the Savior we will be healed in our hearts.

Our goal right now is to share with all who choose to listen about the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As we seek Him we can find greater strength and love each and everyday. I wish there was more fun things to share, but some weeks are more spiritually enlightening then fun. Although that can be fun too. To close I would like to share this scripture that I loved in Psalms 62:7 "In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God." He is there for each of us and watching over us. Have a great week!
Sister Christensen


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