Sunday, May 12, 2013

April 8, 2013 Rio de Janeiro Temple announcement!!!!!!

Can I just say that this was the absolute best conference ever?  And it probably wouldn´t be hard to guess which talk was my favorite either.... :)  

So let me just tell you about my saturday afternoon.  So we got to the church - the portuguese wasn´t working and so all of the missionaries were gathered in a small little room, knowing that if a temple were to be announced, it would be there during the first session.  President Monson came on and as he got to the announcement of temples, we all got super anxious and well he said there would be two temples announced.  The first?  Cedar City, Utah.  The second?  all we heard was Brasil and then the sound cut off!  Needless to say, we all went crazy with the suspense.  It was a funny moment and my brilliant companion caught it all on camera :)  You must also know that a temple has always been our goal.  Everything we do is centered on building a temple here in Rio - helping families hear about and receive the restored gospel.  Since I´ve gotten here its been the focus of the mission and my focus.  But wow.  It was crazy.  SO a few minutes later - which was pretty much eternity! after getting to the right spot and trying to get the sound to stop cutting out, we all heard the announcement..... That there would be a temple built in Brasil, Rio de Jan..... and that is when all the screams broke out.  It was crazy!!! WE`RE GOING TO HAVE A TEMPLE HERE IN RIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am so excited!!!!!! You have no idea!!!  Definitely amazing moment, and I am SO glad that I can be a part of it all.  Part of the building of a temple here in Rio.  It´s amazing to me how the building of a temple starts long before a temple is announced.  A temple! We have been working for this moment for so long and will continue doing so until its built!  The blessings of living the gospel are amazing!

Announcement of Rio Temple

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