Yeah we went and helped clean the temple. It was great and really fun. We met Elder Walker as we were cleaning. I have been all throughout the temple. It is beautiful. We were able to take our recent convert through the temple open house yesterday. (Pictures below are from the Calgary Herald Newspaper as Elder Dowd still cannot send pictures from the library where he sends his emails - some of these pictures are taken by the Calgary Herald, others are courtesy of the LDS Church.)
Elder Walker at the beginning of the Calgary Temple Open House
Back of the Calgary Temple
Front of the Calgary Temple
Angel Moroni on the Calgary Temple
Recommend Desk in the Calgary Temple
Art work above chandellier
Window and Inscription at the Calgary Temple
This last week was really good. We had another baptism on Friday and it went really well. The rest of the week is all a blur really. A lot of crazy things happen all the time that seem to keep us pretty busy.
On Sunday our newly baptized member didn't show up to sacrament meeting, so we texted him asking him where he was. Halfway through the meeting he texted back and said he just woke up! He made it and got confirmed in the third hour combined class. It was good.
Yesterday we had a conference call with all the Zone Leaders and President Nicholas. He told us that the Spanish and Mandarin speaking elders are going to be combined into the English zones. So that is kind of a big deal and it will make all the English zones larger.
We had a fun family home evening with our YSA Ward yesterday and I said goodbye to a lot of people just in case I am getting transferred but we have not gotten any news yet, so we will see. Yes it's ok you can send me that lady's cell number if she will be up here that should be fine.
Well, I may be transferred, no news yet even though transfers are tomorrow, so you may not know until next week!
Love, Elder Dowd!
Calgary Shots of the Northern Lights on Sunday, September 30
(Not sure if Elder Dowd was able to see them, pictures are from Calgary Herald)