Latter-day Saint Life

President Eyring's Spiritual Experience + Other Highlights from the Oklahoma Temple Rededication


Read the dedicatory prayer for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple here.

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.

Story and photo by Jason Swensen, Church News.
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