Oakland Temple Visit
Last Sunday after Church, we wanted to take a drive somewhere. We made a picnic and had it in the car ready to go. We decided to drive to the Oakland temple to have a look around and have the picnic. The temple is really impressive – it has a unique architectural style and the grounds are beautiful – palm trees, fountains etc. There is a Christus statue in the visitors centre, as well as an interactive model of Jerusalem and a viewing area that offers an incredible view of the bay area, right over to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The children were so excited to be at the Temple and enjoyed the whole experience. Eve asked if she could say a prayer and knelt down quietly on the grass with her arms folded for a few minutes. The other children followed her lead. Maybe we shouldn’t have photographed a moment like that, but it was too cute to resist. Eve said that she felt really happy and was delighted to have said a special prayer at the Temple.