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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Visiting the Temple

Dean and I drove to the Las Vegas Temple last night. We sat in the foyer for a little while and it was interesting observing the people that were there.  We observed a couple different sets of missionaries.  Some were showing some investigators around.  Some were with new converts who were there to do baptisms for the dead along with some seasoned members of the church. I enjoyed just sitting and watching. It's wonderful to see the people that go there, in different stages of the conversion process, from investigators to new converts to long time members to members that were born into the church.

We walked around and took more pictures.  I love the temple grounds! Even as warm as it is right now, being on the grounds makes you feel like you are in a paradise. They are taken care of with a lot of care and love and precision. 

These pictures are in the back of the temple.  It makes you forget you are in Las Vegas.  Sometimes I feel like there is a taste of heaven here.

This is a small waterfall. 

There are different benches so  you can sit and relax and enjoy your surroundings.

If you look close there is a missionary in this picture. It's hard to tell but he is looking up.

This is a back view of the Angel Moroni before it started getting dark.

This was more of a front view of the Angel Moroni as the sun was going down.

There is more information about the LDS Temples at It's wonderful to realize that the Lord's kingdom will go forward no matter what effort Satan puts into destroying it. There are 134 temples in operation, 12 under construction and 15 more have been announced.  I for one want to be part of the Lord's kingdom. What a glorious day it will be when the Savior, Jesus Christ, comes again!

1 comment:

  1. I so enjoy going to the temple, especially with you! While we are there the words to the song below keep running through my head as we walk around the temple grounds. It is just peaceful and full of beauty. I Love it up there.
    Thanks for being my One & Only..
    1. I love to see the temple.
    I’m going there someday
    To feel the Holy Spirit,
    To listen and to pray.
    For the temple is a house of God,
    A place of love and beauty.
    I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
    This is my sacred duty.
    2. I love to see the temple.
    I’ll go inside someday.
    I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
    I’ll promise to obey.
    For the temple is a holy place
    Where we are sealed together.
    As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
    A fam’ly is forever.
    Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry,
    I Love You and cherish the knowledge that we will be together.
    Always and Forever