Sunday, February 10, 2008
Rexburg Temple Celebration and Dedication
The last two days have been wonderful, full of the Spirit and historic for Rexburg. Last evening we enjoyed the Temple Celebration and Christopher was part of the cast of 2,000 young people who participated. He was an official wheat carrier and was part of the grand finale. The event lasted 90 minutes and featured l large orchestra, dancers, choirs, historical presentations, and remarks by Elders Russell M. Nelson and David A. Bednar. Today was the temple dedication by President Thomas S. Monson and he remarked was his first official act as President of the Church. Jenna sang in the cornerstone choir and they presented two songs as President Monson and others participated in the cornerstone event. She was just a few feet from our newest prophet. She was able to be in the temple for the dedication. Matthew was also fortunate enough to be in the temple for these wonderful event. Steve, Cindy, and Christopher watched from our Stake Center. We all had to wait for about 30 minutes as President Monson's plane had to be rerouted to Pocatello because of the fog. It was a great day and Cindy and Steve our looking forward to our first 'official' visit to the temple tomorrow.