A NEW TEMPLE

MEEThinks   August 11, 2015   9 Comments on A NEW TEMPLE

They broke ground this past Saturday for a Temple in my home town of Cedar City (Utah)! This gives me JOY and GOOSEBUMPS!  It’s amazing to me that this is Temple # 17 for Utah. I just hope there will be more and more Temples in more and more places so that many more who wish to attend can do so. I’m feeling so HAPPY about this particular Temple!!  HOORAY!  HOORAY!

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AN ARTIST’S RENDERING OF THE TEMPLE IN CEDAR CITY, UTAH 

 

9 thoughts on “A NEW TEMPLE

  1. Janet Kerr

    I just read where they are also closing the Frankfurt, Germany Temple for renovations. Now I’m feeling SO GUILTY for lamenting the closing of the JR Temple, my HOME Temple, when I have 5 other Temples to choose from within a 1/2 hour of my home. Add another 1/2 hour and add 3 (soon to be 4) more to that list. That will truly be such a hardship for them, especially for those who lived close by and could attend frequently. I’m sure they will faithfully endure, but my heart goes out to them at this announcement. I’m also realizing how truly blessed I am.

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  2. Kate

    I remember when I was first endowed, there were only 49 temples in operation. My goal back then was to attend a session at each one. Now, there are more than 3 times that many (and it would not surprise me if it more than surpasses 4 times that many by the time I’m called Home!), and my goal has had to fly out the window. Ahh well, I know that it does not matter how many temples we visit in our lifetimes, but the condition of our hearts when we are able to do so! 🙂 I love to see the Temples! 🙂

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  3. Cay

    So exciting to see a temple in Cedar! That’s where my roots are too! In fact, my mother was your friend as a little girl MEE! Do you remember Chloe Evans? She sure remembers you!!

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    1. MEEThinks Post author

      YES! YES! YES! I DO remember your Mother!! Chloe Evans was such a good friend. She was so pretty (but I wasn’t jealous, because she was always SO kind and fun and good!!). Please tell her hello from mee… I don’t think we’ve seen each other since I moved from Cedar City in 1957 (that was SO HARD!!.. I cried all the way to Parowan or Beaver or Nephi or somewhere….) THANK YOU for your note!!

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  4. Janet Kerr

    When I was in High School, I made a goal I wanted to visit every Temple, knowing the ones out of the U.S. would be a challenge. I believe there were 12 or so at the time. So it was possible. Now I have yet to get to all of them in Utah, but I’m working on it. I work at Beehive Clothing where we supply many items these Temples need. Back when President Hinckley announced we were increasing the number to over 100 in such a short time, it created quite a panic at work, wondering how we were going to keep up. I saw SO many miracles as those faithful co-workers of mine trusted in a Prophets word and got to work (which is what I need to do right now). Even some of our vendors found they had extra supplies on hand of items they produce only for Beehive and wondered if we could possibly allow them to send extra for a while. I love how the Lord works His miracles so we can accomplish what HE asks of us. I LOVE this work!!!

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    1. Janet Kerr

      I was just reading my earlier comment and realized I didn’t get to the point I was trying to make this morning. I’m not sorry that I can’t visit all the Temples in the world as I had once dreamed of doing. I LOVE that there are too many Temples for me to be able to visit them all. When I travel, I love to see the Temples along my path. When I’m in a town or place I’ve never been, it is so comforting to be able to see the Temple and at least walk the grounds if there is no time to attend a session. I LOVE that the Lord is taking the Temples to the people so they can make sacred covenants and share in the blessings of attending the Temple as often as they can. It thrills me every time a new Temple is announced. Yes, it can increase our workload at Beehive, but so be it. It is a privilege to be a part of this great work, even in my small way. Like I said, I LOVE THIS WORK!!!

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    2. MEEThinks Post author

      I’ve been trying and trying to put a BEEHIVE here so I could let you know that you have received a merit badge for your good works (and I LOVED hearing of the miracles!). Carry on! (Even without a picture of your merit badge….

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      1. Janet Kerr

        Not to worry. You Know Who sends plenty of the same kind and they always feel so good. I will add yours to my bandilo (have no idea how to spell that and spell check keeps trying to correct me). You remember, those sashes we had in Primary and YW to put our “merit badges” on.

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