Sunday, March 30, 2008

I love to see the temple!

Last Tuesday, March 25th, was kind of an anniversary for me.
10 years ago on that date I was able to go to the temple to receive my own endowments in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in American Fork, Utah. I was then a student at BYU and had received my mission call to the Tennessee Nashville Mission. It was a great experience. Except for my mission, which didn't have a temple in it's boundaries, I've attended the temple just about every week since that date. It would be great to say I'd visited all the temples, but since there are well over 100, I don't know how possible that would be unless I came into a lot of money for traveling. Here's a list of all the temples I've been in to do temple work. I've seen several others, but not been inside.
1. Mt. Timpanogos, American Fork, UT
2. Provo, Provo, UT
3. Hawaii, Laie, HI
4. Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT
5. Arizona, Mesa, AZ
6. Nashville, Franklin, TN
7. New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
8. Jordan River, South Jordan, UT
9. Houston, Houston, TX
10. Washington D.C., Washington D.C.
11. Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
12. Snowflake, Snowflake, AZ
13. Dallas, Dallas, TXThis is a picture of the Houston Temple, my current temple district. I'm blessed to be an ordinance worker there and am so grateful for that opportunity.I took this picture of the Houston temple on the night of my 10 year anniversary. The picture below shows my faithful temple buddies!

4 comments:

mom said...

I can't believe it's been 10 years. You're a great example to all of us. I love to "hee da" Temple too.

Carlykins said...

I was blessed to be your roommmate that night! *heehee* Alona you rock. Such a good example to all of us. How awesome to be an ordinance worker. What a special experience. =)

Valerie said...

That's so cool! Don't ever stop going so regularly! I love that you have such cool temple buddies too. Come visit us soon and we'll take you to Logan and Ogden temples. They're our temples now.

Tamee said...

I love this idea. Ok my 15th anniverary was around the 4th of January at the Mesa Temple when I was called to the Tallahasee Florida Mission. Crazy to think it's been that long.

I worked at the Mesa Temple when I was single too. Such a great blessing and time in my life. Enjoy! Even though I know you'd rather be moving on to the next phase of your life. It will come, so make lots of memories so that you have them to think back on when your home all day the sick kids and poopy dipe-dipes.