Sunday, November 26, 2017

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Meridian Idaho Temple Dedication

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Meridian Idaho Temple on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Prior to the dedication, President Uchtdorf conducted the symbolic cornerstone ceremony that signifies the construction is complete and the new temple is ready to be dedicated and ready for sacred use.

Latter-day Saint temples differ from meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Jesus Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriagebaptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside, members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to serve Jesus Christ and their fellow man.

I grew up in the beautiful state of Idaho and love how the work of the Lord is progressing there.  I have been gone from the state for seven years but it will always be home to me.  I love seeing temples being built as faithful Latter-day Saints continue to live according to God's laws in that great state.  These beautiful, sacred temples will bring blessings to thousands of people in each region where they're being built.

May you have a blessed Sabbath day today and if you live in the Boise area make an effort to go here as often as time permits.  Even if you just go to walk the grounds and feel of the spirit and love our Heavenly Father has for all of His children.

~ C.J. Poulsen 
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