Bishop Gérald Caussé dedicated a new Deseret Industries in southern Utah on April 20.
The grand opening for a new Deseret Industries facility was held Thursday, April 20. Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the new building in a ceremony the previous evening.
Bishop Caussé remarked on the exciting year Cedar City is having with a new welfare complex and a new Mormon temple set to open this fall. “The new temple, where the glorious plan of salvation will be taught, and this new welfare facility, where many will find healing and deliverance from a variety of challenges and afflictions, are both central to the mission of the Savior and His Church,” he said.
Bishop Caussé explained that the small southern Utah town is significant beyond its size. “It attracts thousands of visitors every year because of its scenic beauty and its celebration of the arts.” He described himself as “a lover of great art and literature.” Cedar City is renowned for its Shakespeare festival held each year. Bishop Caussé used several literary figures to stress the importance of welfare, such as Edgar, a young nobleman from Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear.” In the play, Edgar is forced to flee his lavish home and live a life of poverty.