President Monson Announces Five New Temples

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Exciting news from President Monson. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces plans to build five new temples, located in Brasília, Brazil; the greater Manila, Philippines, area; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Source: President Monson Announces Five New Temples

The weather is perfectly HOT for a summer visit to the Denver, Colorado Temple grounds. 

Although currently closed for maintenance, the grounds at the Denver Temple make a stunning impact framing this majestic House of the Lord.  We are sharing  a couple of quick snaps from our cell phones until we get the camera shots uploaded and ready to share.   Thankful for abundant shade while we enjoyed the park-like grounds Wednesday afternoon.  

Laie Hawaii Temple

Laie Hawaii Temple

We are enjoying our first time on Oahu together.  Rainy but warm. Snapped this shot with a cell phone camera today (June 24, 2016).  Pics from the real camera to follow.  We met some great sister missionaries at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) and one RM elder who served in our own Oregon, Eugene mission. RM “Mark” just graduated from nearby BYU-Hawaii and was working security at the PCC while waiting for his new job to begin in Japan in a few weeks.   Wonderful day!

Lightning Strike Damages Angel Moroni Statue | LDS Daily

imageBOUNTIFUL – 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 …

Source: Lightning Strike Damages Angel Moroni Statue | LDS Daily

Temple News & Updates – Week of May 8 | LDS Daily

Here at, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we …

Source: Temple News & Updates – Week of May 8 | LDS Daily