quotes tagged with 'temples'

My grandparents had been to the temple in Oakland, California years ago. I remember as a child growing up how impressed they were and how they talked so favorably about it and they told us how beautiful it was. This is my first time and I was really delighted. It's beautiful. It was very peaceful. There's a certain tranquility and peacefulness about it that i thought was very beautiful. a prayerful place, a very prayerful place. it's clear that this is sacred ground.

Author: John C. Wester, Bishop Catholic Diocese, Salt Lake City Utah, Source: KSL News, April 5, 2009Saved by charkartch in testimony temples 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Now, in conclusion I wish to make an announcement. As I have previously indicated, in recent months we have traveled far out among the membership of the Church. I have been with many who have very little of this world's goods. But they have in their hearts a great burning faith concerning this latter-day work. They love the Church. They love the gospel. They love the Lord and want to do His will. They are paying their tithing, modest as it is. They make tremendous sacrifices to visit the temples. They travel for days at a time in cheap buses and on old boats. They save their money and do without to make it all possible.

They need nearby temples--small, beautiful, serviceable temples.

Accordingly, I take this opportunity to announce to the entire Church a program to construct some 30 smaller temples immediately. They will be in Europe, in Asia, in Australia and Fiji, in Mexico and Central and South America and Africa, as well as in the United States and Canada. They will have all the necessary facilities to provide the ordinances of the Lord's house.

This will be a tremendous undertaking. Nothing even approaching it has ever been tried before. These will be in addition to the 17 buildings now going forward in England; Spain; Ecuador; Bolivia; the Dominican Republic; Brazil; Colombia; Billings, Montana; Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; White Plains, New York; and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the smaller temples in Anchorage, Alaska; Monticello, Utah; and Colonia Juárez, Mexico. This will make a total of 47 new temples in addition to the 51 now in operation. I think we had better add 2 more to make it an even 100 by the end of this century, being 2,000 years "since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh" (D&C 20:1). In this program we are moving on a scale the like of which we have never seen before.
Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley , Source: New Temples to Provide "Crowning Blessings" of the Gospel, Apr...Saved by mlsscaress in opportunity hope hinckley temples crowningblessing worldwide 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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