Temple Trip

Growing up in Magrath, we heard over and over how LUCKY we were to be so close to a temple. We were told stories of people traveling for days and days to visit a temple and that we shouldn't take it for granted having a temple only minutes away.

Now, we are in Saskatoon, the closest temple two hours away, and I thought we were pretty lucky... This weekend, we made our first temple trip down to the Regina temple with Trent and Cathy Bevans. This temple trip made me realize that nobody told me to appreciate the fact that we not only had a temple nearby, but we had a full-size temple nearby. 

What a surprise it was finding out that we not only had to call and make our own appointment for endowments, they don't rent any temple clothes, and they don't have a distribution center to buy any garments or temple clothes... We were shocked. Once I got over the initial disappoint that I would have to make a road trip to Cardston to get temple clothes, I was able to focus on the fact that we were still lucky enough to have a temple within a day trip's drive. We were put on the wait list for the 10 am session and never quite made the cut which was a blessing in disguise because we were able to do other temple work that is not as commonly done.

At the end of the day, we had a fantastic time; spending the day with our friends making our first road-trip to the Regina temple, marking only the third temple I have been too and the first mini-temple... Guess what? Big or small... The experience is wonderful.

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