Saturday, October 3, 2009


WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
The mighty prayers of the people of South Florida have been answered!
A temple in Ft. Lauderdale Florida was announced this morning!
I can only imagine the cheering that went up throughout the Ft. Lauderdale mission as President Monson announced five new temples to be built. As I read Sammi's email on Monday along with the message her Mission President sent to them, and the one he sent parents, my prayers were added to theirs for this wonderful announcement.
What a great thing!!

President Spencer W. Kimball prophesied of this day...
"Make no small plans: They have no magic to stir man's souls. This is the vision I ha e for the South. I believe that one day the South will baptize more people into the church than all other English speaking missions in the world together. There are great hosts of marvelous Baptists, and members of the church of Christ, Methodists and Catholics who are honorable people, and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and love him. As they see their church veering off to the right or to the left of those basic teachings, they will begin to search for the truth. And as pivotal teachers come into the church and have influence, we will see the time when we will baptize hundreds and thousands, tens of thousands. In your day you will see a million members of the church in the South. There will be Temples plural in the Southern states. What a great call you have to serve with these marvelous people."

President Hale sent this to Sammi when he sent her first letter after she received her call. In his email last week, he talked about the increase in baptisms over the past years' totals. It truly is remarkable and a prophecy being fulfilled!
We're so grateful and proud she's a part of it!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Feeling VERY grateful today!

There have been so many things happen this week that have made me realize how grateful I am to my Heavenly Father for the blessings He sees fit to send to me and into the lives of those around me.
This week...
we got a GREAT LONG LETTER from our missionary;
(read it on Sammi's blog)
we found out our missionary is serving in a "threesome" or "trio" with two other FABULOUS young women who are serving the Lord;
we found out our niece and nephew are expecting again;
we found out another niece and nephew are expecting twins;
we found out our dear friends are receiving a sweet baby girl through adoption (read their story here);
a dear friend survived SERIOUS emergency open-heart surgery;
we found out the missionaries in Samoa are safe;
we have the blessing of living in Utah near a living prophet;
we have the opportunity and blessing of listening to General Conference LIVE for two days.