Over 150 years ago, a newly baptized convert named Heinrich Eyring dutifully reported for six years of labor in the Indian Territory Mission, in what is now the state of Oklahoma.
Elder Eyring’s pioneer-era, Spirit-sustaining devotion remains emblematic of the thousands of Latter-day Saints who call the Sooner State home.
On Sunday, another Eyring etched his own name here in local Church history. President Henry B. Eyring — second counselor in the First Presidency and Elder Eyring’s great-grandson — rededicated the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple.
“As I walked through the temple and I looked at all motifs that had to do with Oklahoma and the American Indians, I felt my great-grandfather’s spirit,” said President Eyring, pausing with emotion.