I just returned from a beautiful trip to the Jo’burg to attend the temple with my branch. It was a perfect (but too short) trip to celebrate my halfway point of service. I felt peace and an incredible love for those around me. Check out some pictures HERE
The Johannesburg Temple is a haven in the middle of a pretty rough neighborhood of South Africa. It reminded me of the words of Pres. Thomas S. Monson in this past general conference.
My brothers and sisters, temples are more than stone and mortar. They are filled with faith and fasting. They are built of trials and testimonies. They are sanctified by sacrifice and service…Why are so many willing to give so much in order to receive the blessings of the temple? Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings. There are never too many miles to travel, too many obstacles to overcome, or too much discomfort to endure. They understand that the saving ordinances received in the temple that permit us to someday return to our Heavenly Father in an eternal family relationship and to be endowed with blessings and power from on high are worth every sacrifice and every effort.
When i returned back from my trip, I realized that Zaza, the cat, is mos def preggers. So soon enough I will have a house full of kittens! yikes!