I think that it's a great thing that the Lord requires a sacrifice of our
time and substance before he blesses us with what we want and need.Even of
that means waiting for months or years.Such a stark difference from the
expectations that many have in society today.How much less debt and greed
would we have, and would the government have if we waited until we could
afford the things we want/need?
To AZRodsVery intuitive! I think you were right on. It was Elder
Holland who once said (paraphrasing) "There is purpose in the time that it
takes."I'm just thrilled to see the tally of temples
constantly rising. It's frustrating when you have to deal with all of the
negative and mean spirited comments and actions that often times surround each
temple project - but it is always worth while. I hope that the good people in
this new temple district take advantage of their special temple and wear it out
Pra Frente Brasil !! tem muito potencial ainda para o crecimento da Igreja do
Salvador, muitos Filhos Do nosso Pai Calestial para ser achados !!
Re: LDS Church dedicates temple in Brazil.In 1978, Brazil was one
of the strongest reasons why the ban on the priesthood was lifted. The opening
of its new temple in Sao Paulo, the LDS Church was ordaining hundreds of
Brazilians to its priesthood. Did the LDS Church ignore Brazilian history?
Between 1538 and Brazil's abolition of slavery in 1888, about five million
African slaves were brought to that country. Through mixed marriages, Mulattos
make up a substantial portion of the Brazilian population. How would the LDS
Church possibly know whether or not those being ordained were qualified? With
the dedication of this temple only a few months away, it would seem imperative
that the church either lift the ban or face the possibility of a public
I don't pretend to understand what Franjeado said but it seemed to be he
was very pleased with the new Temple. What a blessing it is to the people of
that area to be able to attend this additional Temple in Brazil...how blessed we
To suzyk#1,Franjeado said, roughly, "Onward Brasil! There is still a
lot of potential for the growth of the Savior's church, many children of
our Heavenly Father to be found." Having served a mission in Brasil (came
home 23.5 yrs ago) it is fun to read Portuguese. I'm really impressed on
seeing it come from someone coming from Paraguay, a Spanish speaking country.To those who commented on how years of sacrifice is a great thing: Not
that I disagree, because it is correct, but it sure is easy for those of us with
easy access to the temple to say how wonderful those years of sacrifice were.
How would we feel if we were the ones waiting so long?To the DN: how
wonderful a photo of the entire temple would be for this article, and maybe even
a little map showing its location.
As donn said, I can't help but think of it when I hear another temple has
opened in Brazil. A country that 40 years ago was a major influential factor in
the priesthood ban ending. Revelation, prophecy, it was time, black's were
ready now ... justify it any way you want. The church HAD to end the ban for a
variety of reasons and this was one of the big ones.