It was so cool! The youth of Hokkaido (northern most island of Japan) put on a play about the history of missionary work and the church in Hokkaido. I was so cool to see the Japanese saints fight through thick and thin of the WW2 era and when Christianity was banned all over Japan. Now they have a 3rd temple in Japan. I was watching that and just thinking how Heaven Father is watching over his children in all places and at all times.
The next day I participated in the dedication ceremony. Listing to talks given by the temple president (who is a convert) really impacted me. He said multiple times how thankful he was for the work of the missionaries who found him and also all the others who made sacrifices to make all this possible. It's truly a miracle, the temple in Sapporo, missionary work, the members here in Japan. This is truly the Lord's work because average 19-25 year olds could not do this on their own, producing these incredible miracles. We can't do it alone, that is how I know that He is here and helping us!
I know that the temple is the house of the Lord and that families are forever and ordained by God!
Love you all and have a good week!!