Sunday, November 7, 2010

October Update

Oct. 27-30 Kirtland, Ohio Mission Presidents and wives seminar

Taught by the example of the Saints who sacrificed their lives to build the kingdom of God and by two members of the quorum of the seventies including President Jensen and their wives.

Sat where the prophet and others received witness of the reality and divinity of God the Father and the Savior. Pondered in awe in the 14 by 14 foot room where the great vision of the eternal worlds was given and Joseph Smith proclaimed: “And now after all the testimonies that have been given of him, this is the testimony…which we give of him: that he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God” (Doctrine & Covenants 76:22-23)

Were also crowded into the room in the John Johnson home where the Word of Wisdom was received…

Felt deep appreciation for the men and women and families who consecrated their time and resources for the building of the temple. Partook of the Sacrament in the very room where the keys of gathering, receiving all the blessings of Abraham and the sealing of families were given.

Felt reverence in the white, original but restored Whitney store wherein the small upstairs room, again in longer than 14 by 14, Saints were taught to “to study and learn, and become acquainted with all books, and with languages, tongues, and people.” (D.C. 90:15)

Visited the saw mill and ashes refinery where townspeople brought their ashes from their home cooking fires. The refining process then converted the ash into lye for soap, potash for fertilizer than pearl ash for the making of ceramics and glass, each progressively more refined and more valuable. We feel grateful for this refining experience. Newell K Whitney and his wife consecrated the mill and refinery to the building of the temple. Yes, it’s Sister Shaylyn Schumann our neighbor from Lehi who has been serving in Ohio for 17 months. An amazing missionary.

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