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This video was truly a surprise as we were searching the web for news on the ground breaking yesterday in Italy. This news story which was done by KSL 5 features Sister Parker who was Layne's mission presidents wife. They show pictures of Sister Tofia, from New Zealand, who Layne served in Terni with for six months. They also mention the choir which sang at the Vatican during Christmastime. Layne did not have the opportunity to sing with this choir as he was serving in Terni which was too far out of the city.
As a family we are so excited for the dedication of this temple. We had the opportunity to attend Regional Conference today which focused so much on the blessings of missionary work. I too would like to add my testimony of missionary work as I have seen it in my life. We have been so blessed by Layne's willingness to serve a mission. He is the incredible man that he is because of many of the lessons he learned while serving in Italy: love, compassion, patience, tolerance, dedication, and loyalty. I love the members of Italy, not because I have met them but because they helped to mold and shape one of the lives that I love most in this world.
I am so grateful that the Saints of Italy will have a temple to make ordinances in that will bless their lives throughout the eternities.
This video features President Monson in Rome breaking ground for the temple on October 23, 2010. As many of the memebers mentioned they didn't know that they would see this happen in their lifetime. It is a miracle for the Italian saints. I love hearing them sing "The Spirit of God" in Italian and look forward to a time when I can stand on this holy ground.