“The Kirtland Temple Is Dedicated,” Friend, Mar. 1987, 20
1 The Saints in Kirtland, Ohio, worked hard on the temple there. As soon as a few rooms in it were finished, they held meetings in them.
2 During the first meeting, the Prophet Joseph Smith had a vision in which he saw his brother Alvin, who had died before the Church was restored.
3 The Lord told the Prophet that Alvin and every righteous person who has ever lived and not known the gospel will have the chance to accept it and enter the celestial kingdom.
4 And all children who die before they are eight years old, the Lord said, will also go to the celestial kingdom.
5 When the temple was completed, it was dedicated to the Lord in a prayer by the Prophet Joseph.
6 In that solemn assembly for the dedication, the Saints sustained Church officers and sang hymns of praise and thanksgiving for the temple.