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Highlight: One Faithful LDS Family in Sweden

Håkan Palm feels blessed to live a mere four miles from the first temple in Scandinavia and the only temple in Sweden. He served on the committee to find the wooded site about 15 miles south of Stockholm in 1981, was there for the groundbreaking and, as LDS public affairs director for the country and a member of the temple committee, organized the open house where an expected 2,000 visitors turned into nearly 50,000 before the Stockholm Sweden Temple was dedicated in 1985. Ten years later, he arranged for Sweden’s king and queen to visit the temple grounds and meet President Thomas S. Monson.

Despite the impressive resume, it’s the value of the temple covenants to his posterity that matters most to him.

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