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Ground broken on Payson LDS Temple

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  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:25 p.m.

    Bigger is Better? Not necessarily true.

    The Salt Lake, Los Angeles, and Washington DC Temples are larger than the Jordan River Temple but none of the 3 have the efficiency of the Jordan River.

    The Jordan River and current Provo Temple are the only temples that have sessions begin each 20 minutes now that the Ogden Temple is being renovated.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Oct. 10, 2011 4:54 p.m.

    The remark made by Rep. Jason Chaffetz was classless. Your church opening a new temple is doing more work than Congress? Completely uncalled for.

    God changing weather? If God will make it 'not rain' to build a new temple, where is he answering prayers for the next Tsunami NOT to come ashore?

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    ati 134: Say What? Meterologists, are always right except when God intervenes? Naaa I know I misunderstood you.

    Yes, I believe God can, and at times does change the weather. In this case,I believe that faith had a lot to do with it.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    @Rifleman

    "Would it be any harder for God to change the weather than it was for Him to part the Read Sea so the Children of Israel could pass over on dry ground?"

    There's the matter of whether or not he can and whether or not he does and I hope that those who believe he does change the weather don't get upset with meteorologists who get forecasts wrong (after all, forecast models can't be expected to account for "acts of God").

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    Re: JoeBlow | 7:14 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011
    "Do you guys really think that God changes weather because of prayers?"

    Would it be any harder for God to change the weather than it was for Him to part the Read Sea so the Children of Israel could pass over on dry ground?

  • Northern Lights Louisville, KY
    Oct. 9, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    JoeBlow: in the scriptures, there are numerous examples of God changing weather because of prayers. Are you arguing that God is not capable of doing the same today for a small groundbreaking ceremony?

  • Chachi Charlottesville, VA
    Oct. 9, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    I'm liking Elder Oaks' look with the flat cap. Stylin'!

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Oct. 9, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    "gratitude to the Lord for answering our prayers to lift the rain"

    Do you guys really think that God changes weather because of prayers?

  • rogerdpack Orem, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    Go Payson! you deserve this!

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 4:00 p.m.

    Aaronic Priesthood? What the heck?

  • Captain Moroni Provo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    @ bassiley

    It was a dang funny statement at that!

  • bassiley Provo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    Why did Chavetz have to make a political statement at a sacred event?

  • bassiley Provo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    Why did Matheson have to make a political statement at a sacred event?

  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 7:22 a.m.

    The Payson Temple looks like the Matheson Court House in downtown Salt Lake City.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Oct. 9, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    Great news

  • IdahoStranger NEWDALE, ID
    Oct. 9, 2011 5:37 a.m.

    Seems like this ground breaking was a long time in coming. Glad it has finally happened and construction can begin. This will be a large temple - 15th largest in the church even edging out the Oakland Temple by 1630 sq. feet. Google lds temple dimensions to find the list. You can then toggle the size column to put them into various orders. This could be a fun exercise for FH Evening.

    I really did like seeing the young deacons share in turning some soil but would like to suggest that all the Aaronic PH young men be given an opportunity, especially the Priests as this is the age group where we lose so many. What a neat thing for them to be able to record in their journals that they participated in a temple groundbreaking. It may help them to resist the temptations that they are constantly bombarded with. And perhaps the Young Women should be invited too?

    A glorious event and we will be putting the opening date into our planner so we can schedule a visit. A wonderful event to look forward to! Do some family history in the meantime and take your own names!