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Published: Sunday, Sept. 23 2012 7:59 p.m. MDT

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

It was wonderful to be in our Stake Center this morning and feel like we were a part of this wonderful dedication. My memory went back ten years to the dedication of the Nauvoo Temple and how we were blessed to be a part of those proceedings conducted by President Hinckley and transmitted to our various meeting houses throughout the Church. Thanks to the Brethren for allowing us this great opportunty to witness the dedication of the Brigham City Temple!

Virgil
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

What an awesome experience!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

What a blessing of technology to bring the Temple Dedication to so many members of the Church. I think of the people in far away places that didn't have a temple. When we lived in the Philippines in the 1970s and 1980s, our closest Temple was Hawaii or New Zealand. Then the Church announced a Temple in Tokyo. That was still at least 7 hours flying time and the cost was out of reach for 99 percent of the people. Then in 1980-81, President Kimball announced it would be a while before we got one in the Philippines. Then the next conference he announced we would get one in the Philippines. What a blessing for all the people. However, it still took some 7 days on a boat to get to Manila, one way. They are getting their third Temple.

Brigham City is only 30 minutes from 2 Temples. When at the Lima Peru Temple, one day, I saw a family my son knew from Cuzco and that was 18 hours away by bus. The people from Venezuela took days by bus to get there. By bus 47 years ago Central America members took weeks to Mesa Arizona

mightymite
DRAPER, UT

What an amazing experience this is for the poor and downtrotten people of the world. Just simply breathtaking.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The poor and downtrodden of the world are not downtrodden from what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does. Having been in and lived in countries with despots and others that have ruled ruthlessly against their own people, it is not the good people of the world depriving others. The good the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done and is doing and will do for all people of the world is for the good and uplifting of those in this world.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Beautiful service yesterday. President Packer is really slowing down, sad to see. Sister Packer offered a wonderful little talk.

kishkumen
American Fork, UT

Despite any criticisms one might have about the LDS religion, you have to admit that they sure build gorgeous castles. It isn't something Jesus taught people to do, but they are amazing structures nonetheless.

Serenity
Manti, UT

Kishkumen, During his earthly ministry, Jesus attended the temple probably many more times than is recorded. According to the Bible he attended the temple frequently as did his disciples. When he cast out the money changers from the temple, he said "make not my Father's house a house of merchandise” It seems that Jesus' life and ministry were intertwined with temple worship. The New Testament is full of the temple being use for worship and instruction both by Jesus as well as his disciples. What I am wondering why other religions don’t have temples.

theOtter
Lafayette, IN

As much as I’m sure the people of Brigham City will fill the temple and well perform the work so desperately needed by so many, I do wish the Church would continue with President Hinckley’s vision of bringing the temple to the people. I live in northwest Indiana, where the closest temple—Chicago—is a nine-hour round trip. We go once a year if we’re lucky, simply because the babysitting is such a nightmare. I thank God He finally inspired His prophets to build a temple in Indianapolis, which is only an hour, each way.

Still, I have to wonder about the many millions, perhaps even billions, who would have to travel thousands of miles to get to their assigned temple. Of course the Church membership there isn’t going to get as many ordinances performed as the people of Brigham City would, but there are still so very, very many who can’t reasonably attend the temple at all. I just wish the Church would start increasing its visibility to, and convenience for, people; perhaps then, we’d get that many more people to join.

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