Saturday, February 23, 2008

Rexburg Idaho Temple Celebration!






This post is a little late, but I couldn't not mention it! On Feb. 9, the night before the Rexburg Idaho Temple dedication, a Cultural Celebration was held in the Hart Auditorium. It was amazing! And I was lucky enough to be a part of it. There was a lot of singing (I was in the choir), dancing, cheering, acting and fun! There was also a lot of historic video and stories ranging from those who settled the valley to those who endured the flood and many other historic events--overall, it told the story of the Upper Snake River Valley. Elder Bednar, Elder Nelson and Elder Costa were there, which added so much. President Monson and President Eyring were both supposed to be there, but as most of you know, President Eyring broke a bone in his ankle, and President Monson's plans had changed and he wasn't able to come until Sunday. So that was kind of disappointing, but the show still went on! It was amazing to see the beginnings of this valley that they almost gave up on, abundant with wind, cold, dirt, lava rock. A few of those unwanted traits still exist :), but this valley has divinely transformed and now welcomes a temple on the hill. The whole night was exactly what it was intended to be--a celebration. If you weren't able to attend, you can search it on YouTube--it's not nearly as amazing, but you'll be able to get a glimpse. :) The spirit was so strong, I totally lost it at the very end when we were singing The Spirit of God and all the little kids in white were "coming toward the temple." I was so blessed to be a part of this. It is definitely something I will never forget!

4 comments:

The Hamm Bunch said...

I totally started crying while watching the movie. I miss rexburg so much and the special spirit that is there. I can't wait till we can come back to rexburg and see the temple!

Joe and Mary said...

So I read on liz's blog that you're converted to digi scraping. Have you done anything yet? We should all get together and have liz teach us!! We'll do it at my place.

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

I wish I could have gone to the Cultural Celebration! That looked like so much fun! I didn't even realize it was going on until the next day. I'm so glad you told me about your blog! I love it!

Scott and Stacia said...

Hey there guys!! I am so excited to get caught up on what the two of you have been up to. I love the post about the temple and the celebration. How wonderful to be part of that. It would have been a great experience to have been there.