My first visit to the Madrid, Spain temple was the culmination of three temple experiences with four different languages in the same week! This is a special part of the Europe experience.
- It started on Saturday, July 25, after dropping Debbie off at the airport to return to Utah. I was able to do some initiatory work in the Frankfurt Temple for some of our "family names". There were two temple officiators, one who did not speak English. So they alternated the washings and anointings in English and German.
- The next Tuesday evening, was the weekly temple night at the Frankfurt temple with the other senior missionaries. I was able to participate in an English session in a German temple.
- Finally, on Thursday morning, while in Madrid, Spain (more about that later) I was able to go through a temple session that was held in Spanish. I used headsets to facilitate my experience in English and then went through the veil using my Portuguese. This is a temple that accommodates various different languages for members from several countries.