Church News: 3,000 youth welcome President Oaks, Elder Bednar to devotional prior to Oakland temple dedication

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  • David in CA Livermore, CA
    June 19, 2019 8:28 p.m.

    There is a Catholic Church somewhere in the neighborhood near the Oakland Temple,
    but the Church right next door to the Temple, that shares a common fence to the Temple,
    is a Greek Orthodox Church.

    I, too, had a chance to visit there at the Oakland Temple during the recent open house.

    Great Experience!!

    God Bless!!

  • Mack2828 Kenton Vale, KY
    June 16, 2019 6:15 p.m.

    Congrats to Elder Bednar for being such an amazing man and having the opportunity of coming home etc. but I wish these articles about new temples put the spotlight on the Lord and His gospel instead of on the men who go there to perform the dedication.

  • JSB , 00
    June 16, 2019 3:48 p.m.

    In the mid '60s I frequently attended the Oakland Temple while I was in the army stationed in the Bay Area. I have good memories of those temple sessions. Because of the worldly atmosphere throughout much of the area it was a spiritual lift for me to go to the temple on the hill whenever I could. About three weeks ago my wife and I were in Oakland visiting family and we attended the open house. It was a thrill to visit again and feel that the aura of the temple is still a beautiful and uplifting spiritual experience. It isn't just the visually impressive architecture of the building but also the feeling of the love and concern of our Heavenly Father which radiates from the temple's place on the hill. There is a beautiful Catholic church next to the temple and the two buildings compliment each other and are a spiritual reminder that God loves his children in the Bay Area.