Tuesday, December 09, 2014


We visited the grounds of the newly constructed 
Gilbert Temple today with the Jones family. (Jonesons)
It. Is. Beautiful.  
In Mormon temples:
We are taught, we make covenants, and we are promised blessings. 
We receive ordinances that enable us to live in the presence of God.
When the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored in the early 1800s, 
the Lord again commanded His people to build temples Today, the Church has 
140 operating temples around the world. Regardless of the place or time period, 
temples are the most sacred place on earth-a place 
where earth and heaven meet and 
where we feel close to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
The temple is a peaceful, sacred place, 
set apart from the cares and turmoil of the world. 

All areas of the temple are beautifully and carefully maintained to preserve a 
spirit of reverence. Because it is the Lord’s house, and because of the sacred 
work performed there, in the temple we can feel the Spirit abundantly 
and feel close to the Lord. There we can receive personal revelation 
and spiritual strength to help us overcome our trials. 
This is part of the reason we are encouraged to attend the temple regularly. 
(taken from here)