In late 2013 my mom got called to be on the Executive Committee for the Gilbert Temple Cultural Celebration. She was in charge of auditions for the dancers. Me and a few other family members helped out that the day of auditions. The actual celebration was just for youth and leaders called to attend. But the committee members were allowed to invite some family. I was so excited to be able to go. The day of, my mom called to say we get to sit in VIP, which was right in front of the Prophet. We were so excited because it was a once in a life time opportunity.
(My mom on the left with black stripe skirt)
Saturday, March 1st 2014
Day of it was real rainy and we haven't had rain in so long. But before the celebration it stopped and seemed to be gone. Minutes before it started it started to pore. We were getting so wet. But didn't want to leave so we could see the Prophet.
The white tent is where the Prophet would sit...we were soooo close!
Pre-show everyone excited for the Prophet to arrive. There was nearly 12,000 youth.
President Eyring arrives 1st
The show was really good. Those kids kept going and danced in the rain.
These were Missionaries that were just called, about to walk onto the field for the last song. They keep looking at the Prophet.
End of the show. It was a night non of us would ever forget!