My First Temple Trip
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“My First Temple Trip,” Friend, October 2021

My First Temple Trip

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Hola! I’m Elena. It’s my first time going to the temple.

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A few weeks ago, I met with my bishop. He asked me some questions to help make sure I was ready to go to the temple. (You can read the questions on page 35!) Then he gave me my own temple recommend.

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We’re getting ready to go. I get dressed in my Sunday best. I also pack some things to fix my hair after it gets wet. And I make sure I have my recommend. Now we’re off to catch the bus!

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There’s the temple! It’s so beautiful.

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When I walk inside the temple, I feel peaceful. I show my recommend to the nice temple worker at the front desk. Another temple worker gives me a white jumpsuit. I go to the locker room to change.

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Now I wait for my turn to be baptized. When it’s my brother’s turn, I stand by the font to be a witness. I make sure he goes all the way under the water.

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It’s my turn now! The water is warm. I’m baptized for several people in a row.

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When I get out, a temple worker hands me a towel. I rinse off in the dressing room and change back into my Sunday clothes. When I come out, a temple worker takes me to be confirmed for several people.

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My time in the temple was really special! I’m happy I could help others by being baptized and confirmed for them. I can’t wait to come back again soon.

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/10 Oct

Illustrations by Rachel Hoffman-Bayles