On Friday April 10th, a very special endowment session occured at the Johannesburg temple. This one was extra special to us because 2 of our Elders were able to find and baptize Thebong in the Polokwane Branch almost a year ago. Today they could participate today with him as he went to the temple for the first time.
It doesn't always line up that the very same missionaries that baptize a member, will still be here when he/she goes through the temple for the first time.
However, when it does line up, it is so special if the missionaries can attend this special temple session.
Traveling to the temple is not always easy and especially when you have left one area and are now serving with new companions in different areas.
It was a special time for all of us. I remember in our mission presidents' seminar, that one of the first and most memorable talks was about "beginning with the end in mind." The end was about the endowment. There is nothing more important we can do than help people get to the temple. That is when the real blessings of the gospel begin to bless our lives even more.