Dear Future Missionaries,
On October 11th 2013 I had the honor of going into the Lord's house for the very first time to receive my endowments.
Do not be scared!
The temple is not a scary place but it is beautiful and I can honestly say there is no where else in the world where I feel my Heavenly Father's love for me more than I do in the Temple.
I received my endowments at the Newport Beach Temple, my family are not members so they were not there. My escort was my Bishop from my singles ward's wife: Sister Anderson. I can not explain to you how much peace it gave me to have here there, she helped me feel comfortable and special. I would also like to claim Sister Lockhart to be my escort as well, she helped me so much while I was preparing to enter the Temple and I am so grateful for her. Along with those beautiful women, their husbands were there, Sister Lockhart's sister Allison (Who took me to church the first time), and one of my Missionaries who taught me (Elder Szabo) were there.
It was such an unbelievable happiness I felt when I saw them all waiting for me in the celestial room.
Don't be scared, be excited!
That is my word's of advice.
Also, via my friend Kenneth don't try to take everything in the first time just breath and feel the spirit. That helped me so much my first time.
Sense then I have started working in the temple and I feel so blessed for this opportunity I have. First, only at a few temples can you be an ordinance worker so young. 2nd, not everyone is as fortunate to live twenty minutes from the temple. 3rd, some people only get to go once or twice before they leave, and some will not even have a temple in their missions. TAKE ADVANTAGE BROTHERS AND SISTERS! If you have a temple and can work in it.. do it. The things I have learned in the short few weeks will carry with me on my mission and throughout my entire life and for that I feel so grateful and extremely blessed.
One thing I have learned is you are nothing I mean NOTHING without the spirit.
I love you all and wish you the best!
Future Sister Juarez