Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Why We Build Temples?

We are often asked, Why do you have a temple?
  What is the difference between a Chapel and a Temple?  
Why do you have an "Open House" and invite everyone to visit?  
I would like to answers these questions and share with you some pictures of a few of the 
temple that are some of my favorites.
The Trujillo Peru Temple
We, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints build temples because the Lord has asked us to build a House unto Him.
It is a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order,
It is the House of God.
(Doctrine and Covenants Section 88:119)
These are my children in front of the San Diego temple the day that our oldest daughter,
Becky was sealed to her husband. 
Every temple looks different on the inside and out, but each temple performs the exact same ordinances.  
It is within the temple that we receive some of the greatest gifts given by our Heavenly Father.  
The include the ordinances of Baptism in behalf of our ancestors, "the Endowment" (the word actually means the Gift), which is a time of instruction and learning, and "Sealings" of Families for Eternity.
We do not marry only for this life, "until death do you part", but for all eternity.
Thus our families are a sacred part of our lives forever.
 The Oquirrh Mountain Temple, at the Open House with friends of various faiths, we were blessed to receive a tour by Elder Clayton and Elder Walker.
We invite our friends to attend Open Houses before the temples are dedicated to the Lord.
This gives them the opportunity to see inside the temple and have a greater understanding of
The House of the Lord
It is always an honor to have our guests visit the temple, 

and to have them more fully understand our faith. 
The Mesa Arizona Temple, where my son. Brian and his wife, Tiffany were Sealed for Eternity. 
Our chapels are where we attend church every Sunday. 
We have a variety of activities, we work on family history, we have youth activities each week,
 and a variety of other activities for the family.
The Salt Lake City Temple, built by the pioneers of the Church in the late 1800's. 
It stands as a symbol of our love of God to the world.
Please visit these links to learn more about temples
Mormon Temples
Information on Trujillo Temple
Interior photographs of Trujillo Temple