Monday, January 17, 2011

Ten in Ten

At the beginning of last year, 2010, my mom set a resolution for herself and invited the rest of the family to join her. Her goal; Ten temples in 2010. Cool goal? Yes. How could I say I didn't want to participate? There is nowhere on earth I'd rather be than in a temple, so naturally I was in. Over the course of the year, we slowly made our way around the state to do baptisms for the dead in ten of Utah's thirteen temples. Although sometimes riding in the car got long and boring, it was well worth it to participate in the Lord's work at the following temples.
(In no particular order):

Oquirrh Mountain


St. George


Salt Lake

We also visited the Draper, Mount Timpanogos, and Jordan River Temples, but I couldn't find the pictures for those.

I have such a strong testimony of temples and the work that is done inside of them. I know that in the temple I am as close to heaven as I can get on earth. Although I only have the opportunity to do baptisms for the dead right now, I know that I am making a difference to a lot of people. Not only those who I am standing proxy for, but also people like my brother, who are serving as missionaries on the other side of the veil. I am sure that at some point in my temple service I will have had the opportunity to be baptized for someone my brother has taught. Isn't that cool to think about? There are opportunities for missionary work everywhere, and I am blessed enough to be a part of them.
I love the temple, I love the gospel, and I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and my Heavenly Father. I am not perfect, but the church is and I am proud to be a member of it!

Sydnie Juniper


  1. Way cool Syd!!! I love you and I love hearing about the great things you think about. You're so great! And you look so great in these pictures! I love your hair short like this!! You're just beautiful! I love you! :)