Hello from Zollikofen Switzerland! The youth in our Toulouse Stake have a temple trip once a year and this week is their week! We are having a blast! Even though it is a youth temple trip, many families travel together and other ward members travel together to spend the week doing temple work. The stake rents a bus and those that want to have that means of transportation (it was a little too pricey for all three of our boys, especially since we were driving too) ride on the bus and everyone else finds a ride.
Our boys have been excited about this trip and Aaron and I did not know what to expect! Many friends told us it was so fun and a great experience! They were not lying! Our whole family from Sophie up to Aaron are enjoying every minute. The youth are divided into groups and they spend the morning hours and into the afternoon doing baptisms for the dead. When they are not in the Temple they are participating in study groups, firesides, talent shows, testimony meetings, sporting activities, etc. There are children here for Jack and Sophie to play with and entertain with for hours. Plus, Aaron and I get to work in the Temple with the youth and help out any way we can, plus we get to attend the Temple too!
Aaron and I had plans of taking little day trips to surrounding villages, but we are loving our time with the stake that we haven’t left and we, actually, have not had time to leave. All 3 boys are having a fantastic time! I will post about our cool, yet humble living quarters and the rest of our experiences when time allows!
I don’t think my parents ever thought that they would have grandkids that would visit this Temple and do Temple work when they were sealed here in the early 60’s. This is so special for our family!