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5 Ways to See Yourself in the Temple

5 Ways to See Yourself in the Temple

In April 2016, Elder Quentin L. Cook issued a challenge to all members to see themselves in the temple. He said, “Brothers and sisters, I pray that each of us will honor the Savior and make any necessary changes to see ourselves in His sacred temples. In doing so, we can accomplish His holy purposes and prepare ourselves and our …

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Angel Moroni Statue Damaged by Lighting Strike Replaced

Angel Moroni Statue Damaged by Lighting Strike Replaced

Earlier in May, a lightning strike damaged the angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Utah Temple. This week, the statue was replaced as reported by Deseret News. A small crowd gathered as workers removed the damaged statue and lifted a new one into place. While the damage was shocking, the statue served its purpose; angel Moroni statues are built with lightning …

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Lightning Strike Damages Angel Moroni Statue

BOUNTIFUL – Lightning struck the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Utah temple Sunday afternoon. The lightning appears to have caused damage to the head and back of the statue. Angel Moroni statues are engineered to act as a lightning rod as they are the tallest point of the building. This isn’t the first time that lightning has struck an …

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Angel Moroni Placed on Star Valley Wyoming Temple

Angel Moroni Placed on Star Valley Wyoming Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom A small crowd gathered near Afton, Wyoming, on a chilly spring morning for the placement of the angel Moroni statue atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is currently under construction. The informal construction milestone took place Monday, April 25, 2016. Construction workers, Church members, community …

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See Yourself in the Temple – FHE Lesson

See Yourself in the Temple - FHE Lesson

Scripture D&C 110:7 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. Hymn I Love to See the Temple, Children’s Songbook, Pg. #95 1. I love to see the temple. I’m going there someday To feel the Holy Spirit, To listen and to …

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Blackmail, Washing of Feet, and the Holy of Holies

Blackmail, Washing of Feet, and the Holy of Holies

Let me start off with this disclaimer. No disrespect is meant for the Temple, I work in the Temple, and I love it dearly. The quotes about the Temple, the Holy of Holies, and Washing of Feet are quotes from either public addresses or from the writings of the general authorities. Since I’ve returned from my mission in 2014, I …

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Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple

Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Ground was broken for the Durban South Africa Temple on Saturday, April 9, 2016, as hundreds of Mormons and other community members gathered to celebrate the event. The temple, announced by President Thomas S. Monson in 2011, will serve as South Africa’s second temple. Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy, and president of the …

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LDS Temple Artist, Chad Hawkins, Part I

Chad Hawkins is an LDS artist and author known for his stunning sketches of temples around the world. His most recent book, Temples of the New Millennium, tells the unique stories of each of the Church’s 150 temples.  We recently sat down with Chad to get his unique perspective on temples, his journey to document them through art, and in …

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Four New Temples Announced by President Monson

Four New Temples Announced by President Monson

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build four new temples, located in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the Church’s second temple in that city). The announcement came during his remarks at the Sunday morning session of the Church’s 186th annual general conference. …

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Meridian Idaho Temple Construction Site Vandalized

Meridian Idaho Temple Construction Site Vandalized

According to a local news report and blog post from the county sheriff, the Meridian Idaho Temple construction site has been vandalized with racist and anti-religious symbols. The vandals broke in over the weekend, likely between Friday evening and noon Saturday, and used black spray paint to cover the walls. They also took tubes of construction adhesive and emptied them …

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