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Rio de Janeiro Brazil Mormon Temple

Rio de Janeiro Brazil Mormon Temple

That a new Mormon temple would be built in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was announced by Prophet Thomas S. Monson at the 183rd annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 April 2013.  There are nearly 2 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil.  There are already Mormon temples in Fortaleza, Recife, Manaus, Curitiba, Campinas, Porto Alegre, and Sao Paulo.  With the Rio Temple, Brazil will have eight. Read the rest of this article »  Read More →

3D Rendering of Provo City Center Temple

3D Rendering of Provo City Center Temple

A 3D rendering of the Provo City Center Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church) has been released in March 2013.  The rendering was created by Brian Olson. The building was formerly the Provo Tabernacle, an historic landmark.  After a serious, but accidental, fire, the Church of Jesus Christ decided to rebuild  (retaining the historic exterior) and convert the tabernacle into a temple.  The current temple in the area, the Provo Temple, which in on the east bench of north Provo near the Missionary Training Center, is often filled to capacity. Land near the tabernacle had to be procured in order to accommodate the grounds and gardens, and parking for the temple.  It will grace the downtown area of Provo and surely cause the whole area to be revitalized as no other sort of initiative could possibly do.  City offices and the large NuSkin office are nearby, as are many small shops. Read the... Read the rest of this article »

First LDS Temple in Honduras is Dedicated

First LDS Temple in Honduras is Dedicated

On Sunday, 17 March 2013, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (mistakenly referred to as the Mormon Church by people of other faiths) dedicated its first temple in Honduras. The Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple is the 141st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ, and the sixth temple to be built and dedicated in Central America. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, dedicated the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple in three sessions that were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district to include Nicaragua. Other General and Area Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ present at the dedication included: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer of the Seventy, and Elders James B. Martino, Carlos H. Amado and Kevin R. Duncan of the Central America area presidency. Temple President and Matron, Roberto Ocampo and Argentina de Ocampo,... Read the rest of this article »

Provo City Center Mormon Temple

Provo City Center Mormon Temple

In 2011 fire destroyed an iconic and historical building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church).  In Provo, Utah, the Latter-day Saint Tabernacle was taken by a fire caused by a lighting technician who mistakenly set a 300-watt light fixture on a wooden speaker box in the attic of the tabernacle. The loss was felt keenly by the community: “We’re all really devastated,” said Provo Mayor John R. Curtis. “Everyone in Provo has significant memories of concerts, plays, church meetings. It’s an extremely vital part of my community. It’s really a fabric of the community.” Scott Trotter, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called the fire “tragic.” The building not only serves our members and the community, but is a reminder of the pioneering spirit that built Utah. The damage appears severe, and until we make a structural... Read the rest of this article »

Tegucigalpa, Honduras Temple Open House

Tegucigalpa, Honduras Temple Open House

A temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church), is opening its doors to the public in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  The newly constructed temple will be dedicated by a member of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ on March 17, 2013.  Until then, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) is offering free public tours during an open house. The Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple public open house will be held Saturday, 9 February, through Saturday, 2 March 2013. Guided tours will be conducted Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Temples in the LDS Church are separate places away from our meetinghouses (where we hold regular weekly services and where visitors are welcome).  The temple is a special place where only faithful church members attend and is for instruction, sealing families together forever and for making promises... Read the rest of this article »

The Story of the New Zealand Mormon Temple

The Story of the New Zealand Mormon Temple

“This dear woman came more than a hundred miles to get to the door of the temple. Then she just sat down and wept. I could see the heaviness in her whole being. I talked to her later and asked her if she was okay. She said she had not been active in the Church for many, many years and now she had a child who was really struggling and her Nanny told her (thank goodness for Nannies) that if she would go to the temple and pray and pray and pray, the Lord would give her answers.” So says Scott Proctor, photo documentarian and founder of Meridian Magazine.  He recently published a photo documentary and article about the New Zealand temple.  The story above is written in his own words about what he saw that day. Photo Credit: Scott Proctor Temples are an integral part of existence for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church).  Just as the woman, who was not an active Mormon, knew she could... Read the rest of this article »

Gilbert AZ Mormon Temple – Striving for Perfection is a ‘Temple Standard’

Gilbert AZ Mormon Temple – Striving for Perfection is a ‘Temple Standard’

When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church), build a temple, they know what the standard is. Above each Mormon temple entrance the words, “Holiness to the Lord — the House of the Lord” can be seen. To Mormons, the Temple, (separate from meetinghouses,  where weekly meetings are held and visitors are welcome), is the most sacred place on earth.  The temple is God’s House and is the highest level of holiness. Because of this, Latter-day Saint church members, (LDS or Mormon), build temples at the highest standards possible in the name of God and for His glory.  This is similar to many religious buildings throughout the world and history such as cathedrals, synagogues and mosques. Read the rest of this article »  Read More →

A Visit to the Manhattan Mormon Temple

A Visit to the Manhattan Mormon Temple

Living in Manhattan really is what people say. It’s enthralling, it’s fun. It can be difficult and draining. The thing I liked best about living in New York was the unseen bond that inevitably connected us all together. New Yorkers may not make eye contact, say hello, or chat in general, but they all have a basic empathy for each other in a way: they are all trying to make it. New Yorkers are trying to make it to the train on time, get the only cab, make it downtown in time for that meeting or simply make it home. Musicians are trying to make the next gig, actors are trying to make it on Broadway or break into the film scene. Interns to CEO’s, business people are trying to make that job, hit that next platform of success. So in the end, when Manhattans see that Columbia-shirt-wearing student reading dutifully, or the headphone sporting guy with his guitar case or the tall fashionable girl that can only be going to fashion week – they know what... Read the rest of this article »

Tegucigalpa Honduras Mormon Temple Open House

Tegucigalpa Honduras Mormon Temple Open House

Honduras is about to host a public open house and cultural celebration surrounding the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church) built in the country. The temple has been met with gusto from the Honduran LDS church members as they prepare to worship and commune with God in the newly constructed place of worship. Nelson Enamorado, a resident of the capital who serves in the presidency of the Tegucigalpa Honduras Guaymuras Stake (like a diocese) said regarding this: “Everyone, especially the youth, are so excited to have a temple. We know that this is a special opportunity to serve.” Almost six years have passed since the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ announced that a Mormon temple would be built in Honduras.  The local LDS members have actively waited for the opening of the temple.  Many have prepared to be ready and worthy to attend the temple once it opens. LDS... Read the rest of this article »

Thoughts on the Rome Italy Mormon Temple

Thoughts on the Rome Italy Mormon Temple

Florence, Italy, is an interesting and incredible city.  I studied Italian Art History there for a time when I was in college.  One thing I love about Florence is that it is literally stuck in time.  As one of the most well preserved places in Europe, in my opinion, you can easily step back into time just wandering through the narrow stone streets. As a student of art history, the places I frequented the most were the gorgeous and mind-blowing Catholic cathedrals and churches.  It enthralled me that I could wander anytime into the soaring ceilings of the Duomo by Brunelleschi or could discover a small, hidden chapel and see the genre-defining “Deposition of the Cross” by Pontormo – one of my favorite artists. All this and more was at the tip of my fingers; a dream for any art student. Read the rest of this article »  Read More →

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