I'm not from Boise, I live near Spokane, but I have been through the Boise
temple several times. I am just curious about a few things, and please,
I'm not being critical:I'm wondering why the marble was
replaced for granite; What all changes were made -- are they releasing any
photos from the interior?Granted, I can see such things for my self
the next time I get to visit the Boise Temple, but that might be a while. So I
was just curious in the mean time.
One billion people have come out of poverty in the last 20 years and in the next
20 years it is estimated 2 billion people will join the middle class. Perhaps
it is temple building that makes the world richer.
Mightymite;Perhaps you didn't read carefully enough, but this
temple is in Boise, ID, not Hungary....The same or similar
renovations are coming this year for this temple's twin here in Dallas, TX.
The renovations are sorely needed and most welcome.
mightymight,I have met workers and patrons from Boise.. They are
diligent and patient in their faith. When they harvest the fruits of their
labors in the temple, they "shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most
precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet," and they shall feast upon
this fruit until they are filled that they hunger not, neither shall they
thirst.The Boise Temple is a wonderful place and I'm excited
that the people in Boise can once again enjoy this beautiful structure. I only
hope someday you will enjoy the same blessings.
mightymite: yeah, the people who were able to earn an income constructing the
temple were probably thrilled to be able to bring bread home to their families.
What do you care about what a private institution does with its freely given
funds? Every time a story like this comes up you have the exact same snarky
comments ready. Why not go out and actually do something for the poor instead of
sitting around complaining? Believe it or not, our church does assist the poor
and needy all over the world, and we do it even while we're building and
worshipping in our temples! I'm sorry it galls you so much that the LDS
church is financially stable and flourishing due to its members' charity
and its own well-planned and coordinated for-profit business ventures. We
wouldn't be able to help very many people if we didn't have the funds,
now would we?
Mightymite,I doubt you are serious but you are in fact correct. I
have seen bishops and relief society presidents serve and serve and, when their
energies were drained, they went to the temple to recharge so they could go and
serve again.In the temple we make covenants regarding consecrated
service. It is in the temple that members are committed to the service that
builds the kingdom.The next time you see LDS folks serving,
understand that there would be far fewer there were it not for what they learn
and commit to in The House of the Lord.
This is such a blessing for all the poor and hungary of the world.