Looking back on the rich history of the Jordan River Temple

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  • maximum Phoenix, AZ
    July 2, 2012 9:58 p.m.

    I have fond memories of the Jordan River temple because it was the first dedicatory session I participated in and it's where I received my own endowments.

  • will7370 LOGAN, UT
    July 2, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    My sister and I were sealed to our parents in the Jordan River Temple in September of 1982. It will always be remembered with fondness because of that. I can't wait until the Millennium when entire communities will be of the same spirit. Wish I could go in and never come out again.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    July 2, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    The Jordan River temple is special for me because I had turned 8 the year before and was able to go to the groundbreaking as well as one of the dedication sessions. My grandmother, who we were living with at the time, made two of the alter cloths by hand. It took her several months to do each one. She started after the groundbreaking and finished them in time for the dedication. She crocheted them using a very small thread. They were intricately detailed and a true testament of her faith and willingness to sacrifice for the Lord.

  • BleedsBlue Salt Lake City, UT
    July 2, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    If I am not mistaken, now I believe it is possible to see four temples at once from some vantages in the SL valley. The Jordan River temple is a special place to me as that is where I was married in 1985. It seemed that lots of couples were choosing the Salt Lake temple, maybe for the sake of tradition. But we lived in the Jordan River temple district and decided that was where we would go. It is also where we took our oldest son for his endownment before departing for his mission. It is where I often went when mulling over important decisions, both before and after I had been endowed. It is a beautiful and peaceful place.

  • its2hotinaz Saint David, AZ
    July 2, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    I had just joined the Mormon Youth Chorus and one of the first functions I sang at was the grounbreaking ceremony of the Jordan River Temple. It was an exciting day. We had a police escort for our busses to the temple site and there were bleachers set up for us on the south side of the lot looking north.

    The thing I remember most was sitting high in the bleachers and looking toward the downtown area of Salt Lake. I could see the spires of the Salt Lake Temple from the temple site of the Jordan River Temple. I recall thinking that at that time thia would be the only place on the earth where one could see 2 temples at the same time. I also remembered the prophecy that stated the world would be dotted with temples.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    July 2, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    I've never been inside this temple, but I have a fond memory of it. My grandparents lived in Weber County and it was my grandfather who drove me to the MTC back in the spring of 1981. He pointed out the Jordan River Temple to me as we neared the Point of the Mountain and told me how large it was - it was nearing completion and it's dedication at that time. Because I was en route to the MTC, seeing the newest temple made a connection for me. One day I hope to do a session there.