Monday, August 3, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

Open House
July 31, 2009


We have a new temple to serve our area!

We were able to go to the Open House with our family.

We're excited to be part of this Temple's area, and participate in the events that have come.We were able to write down a few things about what the Temple means to our family, and have it sealed in the cornerstone of the Temple and we've also had the opportunity to serve at the Temple during the Open House time. We enjoyed helping with Hospitality during the VIP week and just last week we were Ushers inside, helping to direct the flow of people.

We are grateful for the opportunities we've had to attend two recent Temple Open Houses in our area ( the Draper and the Oquirrh Mountain) and let our children see what it is like in the Temple.

During the Temple Open House anyone can go in and see what it is like. After the Open House is over, they re-clean and repair and make it perfect again (like if the carpet needs cleaned or the walls need touched up,etc.) then they dedicate the Temple. After the dedication, only members of the LDS church with Temple recommends may enter the Temple.

But if you've ever wondered what its like in the temple,
an Open House is the perfect time to go.

Two Facts about the Oquirrh Mountain Temple:
#1 It is the only Temple named after a Mountain
#2 Oquirrh is an Indian word meaning "Shining" or "Glowing",
so it is the "Shining"Mountain Temple

3 comments:

Amy said...

That's cool that you got to be so much apart of it's beginning...I'm sure it will always be such a special temple to your family.

p.s. I don't want to burst your bubble...but don't forget about the Mount Timpanogos temple...also named after a mountain.

Island Roys said...

That is so awesome! I'm glad you are making the time to spend so much time at the temple. Keep it up.

Jeralyn said...

Good Thought, Amy.
Timpanogos was a Ute Tribe, for which the Mount was named for. I guess thats how they figure that one.