Once a month, our stake (a group of congregations) charters a large bus for the two hour trip to visit the Temple in Seoul. On March 8th we waked 20 minutes in the early morning darkness to catch the bus at 6:00 am. At 8:15 or so we arrived in Seoul, where our Natasha is serving as a missionary.
The Seoul Temple is so lovely. We have loved it since October of 2000 when we first saw it during a 24 hour layover in Seoul on our way to Beijing. The landscaping is beautifully Asian, and so is the interior of the temple.
We can't wait to see it again when the trees have leaved out and the undulating waves of shrubs have become green and vibrant.
A feeling of peace, love, and serenity fills the temple and it's grounds.
Natasha visits the temple about once a month as a missionary, and it was fun to feel closer to her while we were there.
:Natasha and Sister Kim at the Seoul Temple in November. Sister Kim's family is in our ward (church congregation) here in Daejeon!:
After our session at the temple, we had time to walk around the city.
:notice the words on the window, the cakes on display inside, and the traffic reflected in the window - I love Asia: