President Uchtdorf: The First Temple Built Outside America & How It Changed His Life

by | Jan. 16, 2016

Mormon Life

Recently, the Church released a map with all of the 150 temples throughout the world. While the map shows a heavy concentration of temples in the United States and Canada, it's apparent that these temples are quickly spreading across the world as the Church grows.

With over 29 temples now currently under construction and the 150th temple soon to be dedicated in March, it's exciting to see the Lord's holy houses spread across the world.

Recently, President Uchtdorf reflected on this growth and the dedication of the first temple outside of America in 1955 in a post on Facebook, one that holds a deep significance to him and his family. 

I have come to feel and know that temples are literally houses of the Lord. Temples are where heaven meets earth and... Posted by Dieter F Uchtdorf on Thursday, January 14, 2016

In the same vein, Elder Gary E. Stevenson also posted about his appreciation for the temple and how they bind God's eternal family together. Check it out:

There exists a righteous unity between the temple and the home. Understanding the eternal nature of the temple will draw...Posted by Gary E. Stevenson on Friday, January 8, 2016

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