On April 12, 2016, a bright, young, faithful, obedient, and diligent Taichung missionary left the mission field in Taiwan and returned to his heavenly home, to continue his labors on the other side of the veil. In memory of that sacred day a year ago, the Hamptons commemorated the anniversary of David's passing as a family at the Ogden Utah Temple, where they are continually reminded of the covenants they have made with the Lord that bind their family together for time and ALL ETERNITY!
We have been wanting to visit Elder Hampton's gravesite for quite some time,
and finally had a chance towards the end of the month:
We know that although Elder Hampton's physical body may remain under his tombstone,
his spirit has left and resides in the paradise of God Almighty, to rest in peace and happiness until the resurrection, when he shall come forth, to live forever!
Our first time on the Ogden Temple grounds...it was beautiful!
Last October, at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Missionary Work in Taiwan, we watched this beautiful tribute video to all the missionaries who lost their lives while serving the Lord on the beautiful island. I was so touched by the gratitude expressed by the saints of Taiwan for the sacrifices these missionaries, and their families, made to labor in the Lord's vineyard.
Click on the link below to watch the tribute video: