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Little-Known Stories & What You Should Look for Inside the Provo City Center Temple


The temple is filled with Columbines.

Many temples integrate themes or motifs that add to their beauty as well as their unique culture. For instance, the Provo City Center Temple carries throughout its walls a theme and depictions of columbines—one of God's simple, yet beautiful creations that celebrate the unique flora of Utah County.

The Provo City Center Temple will be the 150th temple dedicated.

On October 1, 2000, President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the 100th temple in the world, fulfilling his goal to have 100 temples operating on the earth in the year 2000. Now, in just a few short months, Latter-day Saints across the world will be able to celebrate the dedication of the 150th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Provo City Center Temple is dedicated on March 20, 2016.

Elder Kent F. Richards, executive director of the Temple Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, noted how this temple functions as a memorial to the past that allows us to look forward to the future. Every pioneer within the Church, whether a descendant of a past pioneer or a modern-day pioneer, can find peace and a connection to the Provo City Center Temple, because in it, "they will be creating a legacy for their children and their grandchildren that will endure throughout eternity."

And, as Sister Rosemary Wixom, General Primary President of the Church, noted, this temple and all temples "become the bridge between this life and the eternal life that lies beyond."

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