I am an American living in Tacloban PI I was able to go through the Cebu Temple
tour twice once with an interested friend. It is a beautiful Temple but arn't
they all. It is great that now it will be easier for the pore filippino people
to get to the Temple. From where I live it is only a 30 min plane ride but most
families cant afford a plane ticket that is around $45 to $65 each For a lot of
filippinos thats a months wages the other way is a two hour bus ride and a 5
hour boat ride for about $10 to $15 pluss getting to the temple and meals is
still a big drain on the finances.but they will do it by the hundreds.A lot of
members are pore in money but rich in spirit. I do wish that the Church news
would do an artical on the dance and events of Saturday night it was
Wonderful.Over 1000 youth dancing native dances in full costume I hope someone
did a professional film that can be bought.
I originally came from Carmen, Cebu and now live in Canada for over 15 yrs and
is serving in the Canadian Forces Navy. I've joined the church in 1993 and the
only member of my family. My parents have passed away recently and because of
the Temple tour, my siblings and their families were brought together. They had
such a wonderful, happy feeling inside the Temple. The Spirit of the Lord was so
strong testifying to them that it is His Holy House. They said that they never
had experienced something like that before because it was their first time. The
Cebu Temple is a great blessing to my family. I know that the Lord heard my
prayers and of this I dedicate my life to my Savior Jesus Christ to serve Him
with all my heart, might, mind and strength until the end of my days.
Fulfilling the prophecy that the gospel will spread to all the earth..i also
served my mission 25 yrs ago in the phillipine mindanao mission and its a
pleasure to see such blessing to the people of the luzon region.
Hopefully a future article will note how many ordinance rooms and how many
sealing rooms are in this temple.
I love the people of the Philippines (served a mission on Luzon) and am so
thrilled for you all. Mabuhay!
I just looked through all 15 pictures attached to this article and there's not
one that shows the temple itself, at least to get an idea what it looks like!
Congratulations to the people of the Philippines!!Hope that use of
the new Temple brings you closer to the Lord.God Bless...
Oh Charles. You crack me up....Btw it's not "plastic" Wise one
Don't worry, Charles, none of your money was used. Don't get your panties in a
This is a great day for the LDS Filipinos in the Visayas and Mindanao. Having
been there over 30 years ago in that region, I only wish I could have been there
to enjoy this first hand.