Sunday, May 30, 2010

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The Holy Temple ~


I must tell the world that my favorite place on earth is to visit one of our Heavenly Father's Holy Temples. I recently moved my family to Denver, Colorado and we are enjoying all the new and exciting things of a new city. We moved here for my employment and are reaping the blessings of this part of the Lord's vineyard.

After a couple weeks of attending our new ward, (congregation where Latter-day Saints meet on Sunday to worship God and Jesus Christ), our Bishop and his counselors called my wife and I to teach the Temple Preparation class. Courtney and I were happy to accept our new 7 week assignment and had our first class last Sunday. It went very well.

The first lesson touched upon the principles found in The Plan of Salvation... Where did we come from? What is the purpose of this Earth life? And where do we go after we die?

It is one of my favorite gospel topics to discuss and always makes me feel closer to my Heavenly Father. My wife and I set a goal for 2010 to attend the temple once a week. We were on task until our beautiful newborn son arrived to our family. He is our firstborn child and is such a blessing. Since having him join the family it has brought a new perspective in my life. . . The miracle of birth and life! What a glorious experience that brings many tears and joy!

I love my new son Maxwell. I am so grateful for the understanding I have gained through study of the holy scriptures and modern day prophets. I know that Families Can be Together Forever through God's blessing and His sealing marriage in the temple.

At the core of our faith and beliefs is family. Family is the fundamental unit of society and God ordained husband and wife to marry and have children.

The Temple stands as a beacon of light to a world that lies in darkness. I love to see the temple and go there often to partake of the goodness of blessings our Father in Heaven has in store for each one of us as His children. I love learning and all that this life has to offer. I am now striving to attend the Denver Temple weekly while living out here for the summer.

~C.J. Poulsen

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