Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Youth Night at the Temple

I haven't been to do baptisms at the temple since I was a kid.  So I was looking forward to our Young Men/Young Women combined activity tonight - we went to do baptisms for the dead at the Jordan River Temple.  Jeremy was one of four boys and two girls who came - this was a good turnout for our ward. 
We went early to try to beat the rush.  It started snowing just before we leftEvidently it gets very busy on Tuesday nights, but we got there about 6:30 p.m. and the kids hardly had to wait at all.  It was nice, too, that someone in our ward gave Jeremy some family names to bring for the young men to do.
It was amazing to me when the Bishop was able to perform the baptisms for our youth, and then one of the Young Men's leaders was able to do the confirmations.  Jeremy is about a half a foot taller than the Bishop who struggled just a bit to raise him up from the water.  One time the witnesses signaled that he didn't get completely immersed, I guess his hair stuck out (amazing when his hair is only about an inch long); so they he had to do it again.

After they were all finished, the Bishop offered to get them dessert in the temple cafeteria.  The kids were delighted!  It was a lovely end to a very special night.

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