Saturday, October 4, 2008

ROME!!!!!!!

I have never heard anything in conference that made me cry instantly. A temple in Rome, however? I'm still bawling.

Did anyone else hear this and then hear the huge gasp as it was announced? By the time he smiled from the collective gasp, I already had tears running down my face.

I can't possibly describe how happy this makes me. Wow. Just... wow.

6 comments:

Pinky said...

I know, that was amazing! I got teary eyed and felt the Spirit ... I can only imagine how much more it means to you since you have been there. It's awesome! The work is moving forth!

Jesse Harris said...

Shauna and I were both really excited that the Italian saints no longer need to trek on over to Switzerland to go to the temple. When we make our way back to Italy (and Rome, for sure), you can bet we'll be visiting.

Daniel Hardman said...

Linda and I were pretty surprised.

Ethan wasn't, he thought it was about time.

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

i'm actually confused why rome is a bigger surprise than the rest. why not rome? we are building temples everywhere it was gonna happen sooner or later. i'm actually more surprised about Kansas City. that's the one I was not expecting in my lifetime.

sylwia

Dirtius Wifius said...

Yeah, that was a biggie too, just not so obvious because they said Kansas City and not Independence.

But the Italian saints have needed this for a very long time and part of the problem is that the government wouldn't allow a closed building. You know, closed to all without a recommend, meaning that government officials would have been allowed to enter at any time. So the fact that we can now have it without that is huge.

And of course, I'm personally connected to the Italian saints, so that's a biggie for me. :)

Becca said...

How sweet of them!
let's keep praying for the world to be open to missionary work! :)