Thursday, February 24, 2011

Determination through the Storm

A fellow Temple Chaser wanted to share an incredible experience she and her family had today in the face of the storm approaching Kansas City.

"Today was my husbands day off, it had been a month or more since we saw the temple last.  A storm was rolling into our area with an expected 4-6 inches of snow.  We decided to go see the temple despite the impending storm.  The roads were slushy but we drove slowly.  As we were driving on the highway, my husband noticed that a truck was swerving out of control and heading toward us.  It smacked right into the side of our van containing our 6 children.  I know that Heavenly Father was helping to guide the wheel because we almost went off the road, but did not.  Our brand of fifteen passenger vans are known for their tendency to roll over.  We were scared but grateful to be safe.  The truck that smacked into us was now in a ditch but everyone was ok.  The driver and his son got into our van to protect them from the sleeting snow. It was decided that they would come with us to where we were going.  Little did they know where we were going, so we took them to the temple with us.  I prayed they would feel the if on cue the children started singing, "I Will Follow God's Plan".  After the children finished singing they excitedly told the visitors about the temple.  I could feel the Spirit, I hope they did too. On the return trip home we dropped off our guests.  We will be sending them a copy of the Book of Mormon...since we have their address.

We love our new temple and not even a storm or a really scary accident will keep us from going there.  

May the Lord bless us all to be determined in the face of the storm."

Photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 2011

Well said.  I'm grateful you are all safe.

Thank you for sharing your faith promoting experience with us.  May we all be as determined to chase the blessings of the temple and share the gospel with those along the way.

May the white snow of this storm remind us:
"Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God."  D&C 11:3

And also may we remember:
"Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people.  So come to the temple--come and claim your blessings."
President Boyd K. Packer

With determination...keep chasing the Temple.


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