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(Left to right) Elder M. Anthony Burns, coordinator of the Fort Lauderdale Temple Committee, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Sister Mary Cook.

Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the Fort Lauderdale Temple April 18 with other political and religious leaders, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Elder Quentin L. Cook met with the leaders throughout the day and toured the temple with them and his wife, Sister Mary Cook, during the temple's open house. Now that the open house has ended, members are preparing for the temple's upcoming dedication.

"Tens of thousands of people, including local faith leaders, attended the recent open house that ran from 29 March through 19 April, 2014," Mormon Newsroom said. "The temple will be formally dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, 4 May 2014, making it the 143rd operating temple of the church worldwide. A cultural celebration featuring music and dance will be held on Saturday, 3 May."

Read more at Mormon Newsroom.

Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at DeseretNews.com. She is studying journalism and editing at Brigham Young University.

Email: amoore@deseretdigital.com Twitter: @alison_kathleen