Monday, December 6, 2010


There were Visitor Lighting Ceremonies held on both Dec 1 and 2. These were by invitation only. They invite the ambassadors and their families, Government leaders, and leaders of many churches along with our church leaders. It is always spectacular. We were blessed to attend last year also.

They have a beautiful program. This year Congressman Jason Chaffetz gave the invocation, Elder Donald Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy Spoke, the Mormon Choir of Washington Dc and the Mormon Orchestra performed.

Then Elder Marriott and his wife along with Elder Halstrom pushed the button to turn on the lights. Sister Santini is head of the Office of International affairs for the church and is in charge of events like this. She does a wonderful job and is so lovely and enthusiastic. It is so kind of them to include us and we feel blessed to have been able to participate.

There are over 500,000 lights on the temple grounds. it is Breathtaking. There are a dozen large Christmas trees decorated inside the Visitor center and over 100 nativity sets on display.

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