As a former missionary to France and Belgium, I am overjoyed with happiness for
those wonderful people who have waited so long for this blessing. This should
bring lots of peace and happiness to the people there.
A temple is always a miracle! Thank you for this inspiring article!
I saw the temple under construction last year. A wonderful place, a wonderful
spirit. It will bless that great nation.
I've been home from my mission in France for over 30 years, and I am SO
EXCITED for the French people to finally have their own temple!!! A temple
seems to me to be a chicken and egg thing--you have to have enough people to
staff/attend the temple, but once it's there, it will reactive some, be an
amazing missionary tool, and increase the level of righteousness among members.
I can remember showing pictures of temples to people in France and how they
longed to see one. It is also a miracle to me that the Church was able to
build this temple so close to Versailles, one of the most famous tourist
attractions in all the world. I absolutely see God's hand in this
work/temple, and hopefully it will put to rest the idea that I encountered
frequently on my mission...that this is an American Church. The Church is
coming out of obscurity in much of the world. God's work is moving
forward. So grateful to see this day of a Temple on French soil.
Thank you for sharing this inspiring story of some extra background of how the
Paris France temple came to be a reality.
So great to learn all this back story about Bishop CaussÉ, and the mayor,
and the other man. Makes the awesomeness of having this Temple
(finally) all the more amazing and wonderful.
thank you for the wonderful article
This was a good article. However, the church primarily builds temples where the
members are actively attending temples, so the credit for this temple really
goes to the members. What was interesting to me about this article was how the
perception of the church changes when people actually take the time to get to
know the members, and the affect the church has had in their lives.