“Priceless Temple Blessings,” Friend, May 2015, 2
My beloved brothers and sisters, I send my love and greetings to each of you.
This conference marks seven years since I was sustained as President of the Church. They have been busy years, filled with many blessings. Among the most enjoyable and sacred of these blessings has been my opportunity to dedicate temples. This past November it was my privilege to dedicate the beautiful new Phoenix Arizona Temple.
The building of temples shows very clearly how much the Church is growing. This morning I am very pleased to announce three new temples. They will be built in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Bangkok, Thailand.
The blessings of the temple are priceless.
As we enter through the doors of the temple, we leave behind the distractions and confusion of the world.
Inside the temple we find beauty and order.
In the temple we can find peace.
May our Heavenly Father bless us that we may have the spirit of temple worship, be obedient to His commandments, and follow carefully the steps of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
144 now open
+ 13 being built
+ 13 being designed
+ 5 being renovated
+ 3 new ones just announced
= total when added together