Being able to spend time with the temple president and his wife has been most rewarding. His absolute dedication to the work is inspiring. They are also kind and uplifting. Whenever something needs to be corrected they do it in a gentle and encouraging way.
Ever since General Conference, President Blake has been inspired by Elder Bednar's talk on the Temples (Honorably Hold a Name and Standing); particularly his remarks regarding taking upon us the name of Jesus Christ. That in baptism and partaking of the Lord's Sacrament, we indicate our willingness to take upon us His name, but in the Temple and the covenants made there we actually do so. Each day, before engaging in the work of the temple, we have a preparation and training meeting. Since we have different workers each day, the same thing is presented several times to ensure all temple workers receive the same information. That means Sister Muhn & I get to hear it multiple times. Rather than boring repetition we find that it is a little different each time and we learn more each time. As I take minutes in the Presidency Meetings, I often receive yet more there. Of course the great challenge is to live up to the revelations and council given by the Lord's prophets.
Last night we walked over to the stake center where the youth of the area were putting on the Road Show; for those of you unfamiliar with these, each unit writes a script and presents a play; usually lighthearted and always entertaining. I think this is the first time they have done it in this area. Anyway, they were quite long and very well done. For judges they brought in several high school teachers from the local area. That was also enjoyable to hear their remarks as they presented the awards. We had a most enjoyable evening.
Today in Church one of the talks was also on Elder Bednar's address and next week we will be discussing it in Relief Society & Priesthood meeting. They are very temple minded here - all the members of the High Priest's group that are able, serve in the temple.
If you want to see what is going on in Halifax Harbour as well as another spot in Nova Scotia ( I haven't figured out where yet) go look at these webcams.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.