“For behold, I have accepted this house, and my name shall be here; and I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house. Yea, I will appear unto my servants, and speak unto them with mine own voice, if my people will keep my commandments, and do not pollute this holy house.” – Doctrine & Covenants 110:7-8
“In holy temples other sacred ordinances are received and other covenants are made. In the early days of the Restoration, the Prophet Joseph Smith was anxious for the Saints to have the promised blessings of the temple. The Lord said, “Let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people.”” – Barbara Thompson
This Day in LDS History
1994:The First Presidency announces plans to build a temple in Nashville, Tennessee.
1997: Ground is broken for the Monticello Utah temple. Elder Ben. B. Banks, a member of the First Quorum of the seventy and president of the Utah South Area, presides over the ceremonies.