Latter-day Saint Life

How LDS Youth in Florida Did 2,876 Baptisms in 24 Hours


“It was a great honor to perform ordinances that will help others be able to return and live with their Heavenly Father,” said Victoria Menezes, a 16-year-old from Miami Beach, Florida, who was one of the 500+ youth to participate in "Temple White Friday" this year. 

Holiday shopping facts and figures snagged the business headlines following the recent Black Friday. But for hundreds of Latter-day Saints living in south Florida, the day was defined by three other key numbers: 500+, 24 and 2,876.

On Nov. 24, more than 500 youth from the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple District participated in a 24-consecutive-hour temple work project resulting in the completion of 2,876 proxy baptismal ordinances.

Lead image from the Deseret News
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