September 14, 2011

Payson Utah Temple Grounds

Last night we took about 50 of our young men and young women to the Payson Utah Temple site where on October 8th, Elder Dallin Oaks will be presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony. Kelly Woodbrey from the Stake Presidency came and spoke for about 20 minutes about Temples and shared some great experiences. At the end, we handed out bags for the kids to collect some wheat / dirt from the grounds. The site is perfectly situated with great views of the mountains and on top of a small hill overlooking the valley. Estimates are that the Temple will be ready in about 3 years. What a blessing it will be to have a Temple approximately 15 minutes from our home, not that the Provo Temple's 20 minutes drive is anything to complain about. In fact, on my 35 minute drive to work I pass by 5 Temples. Below are pictures from last night's activity.