Last week, the MTC youth had the opportunity to hear from Steven and Marjorie Bennion, President and Matron of the Manhattan Temple. They taught us about the role of laws, ordinances, and covenants in the restored Gospel, emphasizing the blessings that these special promises with God can bring into our lives. We learned especially about the spiritual strength that we gain from doing temple work both for ourselves and for those who have passed before us. We all felt the Spirit and a renewed sense of gratitude for the wonderful blessings that Heavenly Father so willingly grants us through covenants.
President and Sister Bennion have had a special connection to the New York City area ever since they served as president of the NY, NY South Mission from 2006-2009. They have also developed a great love for the young people of the church through their many years of service as university presidents at Snow College, Ricks College, and Southern Utah University.