Wednesday, February 8, 2012

BCS dedication

Two weeks ago, Jacob and I had the opportunity to attend the dedication of the new Bishops' Central Storehouse in Salt Lake. All the welfare employees, including myself, were invited to go to the dedication and bring a guest.  Jacob was so excited that he rushed up to Salt Lake after school to go with me. 

Jacob at the brand new Bishops' Central Storehouse

First, we go to tour the facility, which is TREMENDOUS. 570,391 square feet. That's at least a couple Costcos, right? We were very impressed with the size and amount of food and supplies that are ready to be shipped off in a moment's notice. The single purpose of this storehouse? "to enable the bishops of the church to meet the needs of the poor and needy."

After touring the building, we were seating for the dedication. We got to hear from Julie B. Beck, Bishop H. David Burton, and President Utchdorf, who closed with his remarks and gave the dedicatory prayer. It was a really neat experience to attend such a special event. Plus, we got to say hi to sister Beck and shake her hand. And best of all, they sent us home with storehouse "goodie bags." That's right, we got to take home our own Deseret Peanut Butter, bread, and cheese. Good stuff, I might add. 

If you are interested, you can read more about the BCS and its purpose here


Amber Marie said...

how neat to go to something like that! your MLK weekend photos look like you had a blast. glad you guys are enjoying what utah has to offer in the winter and eachother :) married life is the best, uh?

leean robinson said...

Thanks for giving us a peek inside the BCS. Neat experience!