Elder Jeffrey R. Holland dedicates Mormon chapel in Middle East

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  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 6, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Reminds me of one of my favorite Joseph Smith quotes.

    "No unhollowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every climb, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done."

    Remarkable words for a young man of the early 1800s. But then he was a Prophet.

  • tgurd Gonzales, LA
    March 6, 2013 5:55 a.m.

    I am reminded of when Joseph Smith said stopping the rolling forth of the Gospel would be like a man raising his hand and trying to stop the Mississippi river. May we count our blessings and each of go forth boldly and may these young men and women who are turning 18 and 19 go forth as the army of Helaman. Our Mothers taught us and we did not doubt God. May the Lord bless each of you parents as you teach your young men and women and prepare them to serve the Lord. Your lives will be enriched as you cant imagine and your children will be blessed more than they can imagine. Go forth YE young men and women of the Covenant and believe and trust the promises of our Heavenly Father

  • musiqmike Werder, Germany
    March 6, 2013 3:42 a.m.

    Great article about a landmark event. We were blessed to have Elder Holland in our Berlin Stake a week after the above dedication and then have him in our branch for Sunday meetings the next day. A rare treat. The Apostles sure get around, which is I guess how it has to be with the church growing in so many places!

  • very concerned Sandy, UT
    March 5, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    Another significant milestone in the church covering the earth. Fantastic! It appears that, as the world goes more and more to pot, the church continues to grow and fulfill it's mission of preaching Jesus Christ to the world.

  • Tuhevahauata TUBUAI, 00
    March 5, 2013 1:21 a.m.

    Alleluia! Glory to God for the consecration of the first chapel in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi. All this shows that our Father Céleste is tall and that his Love is infinitely immense to all his(her) children. It is a very beautiful church, big, magnificent; which(who) has just been dedicated in the name of our Rescuer Jesus-Christ and to the Glory of God, where our brothers and sisters of the Middle East can rent(praise) the Eternal in any enjoyment.
    Your Faith was filled(performed) by this blessing of our Father Céleste. Now that the church begins to go out of the shade(shadow), other churches will be born in the years future. I am from the French Polynesia more known under Tahiti.

  • germanygator Apo, AE
    March 5, 2013 12:22 a.m.

    Is it possible that the building was designed as it was to accomodate a future temple? Sure looks like it to me. You don't need 14K ft for offices-especially when there is a building right next to it (see the pictures). Could that be a future housing area? Hmmm...

  • SundanceKid27 OREM, UT
    March 4, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    Can I please take pictures for you guys. This is actually an interesting church building and the pictures tell very little. I will offer my services for free.

  • MaxxFordham OREM, UT
    March 4, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    Oh, but at least the article body does say he dedicated the stake center (as a whole).

  • MaxxFordham OREM, UT
    March 4, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    Well, this is nice! But the title just says he dedicated the "chapel." Hmm... I thought they dedicated whole buildings.

  • Twin Sister LINDON, UT
    March 4, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    How absolutely wonderful! I am so glad to hear about the construction of this beautiful chapel and the Spirit that is present there. Additionally, I am pleased that there are good feelings of friendship among all the Christian denominations who have built their buildings of worship in the same area and the hospitality extended by the Crown Prince.