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!
The Payson Temple looks like the Matheson Court House in downtown Salt Lake
Why did Matheson have to make a political statement at a sacred event?
Why did Chavetz have to make a political statement at a sacred event?
@ bassiley It was a dang funny statement at that!
Aaronic Priesthood? What the heck?
Go Payson! you deserve this!
"gratitude to the Lord for answering our prayers to lift the rain"Do you guys really think that God changes weather because of prayers?
I'm liking Elder Oaks' look with the flat cap. Stylin'!
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?
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?
@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").
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.
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?
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.