From left to right, Elder Gowans, Brother Hancock, Brother Johnson, Brother Moore, Brother Mardanlou and Brother Barnes. The temple is in the background, taken from the Bookstore parking lot.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
This morning, Elder Gowans, Brother and Sister Shault and the Esteps escorted our soldiers up to the Columbia, SC Temple. We had 12 total people attend; it was a wonderful turnout. Brother Johnson had prepared himself to go over the past two months, then suddenly he is told he can't go. Elder Gowans felt prompted to go by his barracks and ask the desk Sargent if it would be permissable for him to go. They actually called the commander and he gave permission to go. This was his first time attending the temple, it was a great experience for him.