Friday, February 10, 2012

Faithful Friday

I'm pretty much dealing with the same struggles as last week, yet I've been given hope...and shown much love from my dear sweet hubs. But, what I really wanted to show you is this:

Kansas City Missouri Temple

President Thomas S. Monson announced a temple for the greater Kansas City area during his opening remarks of the October 2008 General Conference. The Church first attempted to build a temple in this area in the 1830s when the early Saints dedicated a temple site in Independence, Missouri in 1831 and farther north in Far West, Missouri in 1838. Those temples were never constructed, however, as the Mormons were driven out of Missouri persuant to an extermination order issued by Governor Lilburn W. Boggs in 1838. Mormons had also settled in Kansas, but they left when the Church relocated its headquarters to Nauvoo, Illinois, and then to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Church members are now found in every major city in the Midwest. Kansas City's first stake was established in 1956. Today there are approximately 100,000 members in Missouri and Kansas organized into 21 stakes where the Church has one operating temple in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Kansas City Missouri Temple will be the second temple built in Missouri, following the St. Louis Missouri Temple (1997). Beautiful white oak harvested from Adam-ondi-Ahman (area north of Kansas City) is used throughout the interior of the Kansas City Missouri Temple.
Our family at Adam-ondi-Ahman December 2011-this is a pretty good picture for the camera being on a timer only, no photographer. Widget even did good smiling.

Look, I'm in the picture too :)

The Kansas City Missouri Temple, during the open house, will be open to the general public. All who would like to tour the building and grounds for free (but reservations are required). Please check back the KC MO Temple page for reservation information.

I would also be happy to answer any questions you may have about this Temple, or any other of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temples and buildings (to the best of my abilities).

Have you ever bought a necklace that you liked (from any dept store) then decided it was a little too 'busy'? Did you toss said necklace into your jewelry box thinking some day you would figure out what to do with it? I've got an easy solution, and I will be talking about it in more detail this weekend.
Hope you have a good Friday!

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