What Do We Do in the Temple?
Jul. 2015

“What Do We Do in the Temple?” Friend, Jul. 2015, 24–25

What Do We Do in the Temple?

What Do We Do in the Temple?

For the temple is a house of God,

A place of love and beauty.

I’ll prepare myself while I am young;

This is my sacred duty.

(“I Love to See the Temple,” Children’s Songbook, 95)

The temple is the house of the Lord. When we go inside, we feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We can feel the Holy Ghost. In the temple we take part in sacred ordinances like baptism. We also make special promises, or covenants, with Heavenly Father. We can help give those who have died the chance to accept the gospel. It will be a very special day when you go inside for the first time!

When you turn 12, you can meet with your bishop to get your own temple recommend. Then you can go to the temple to do baptisms.

Baptismal Font

When you turn 12, you can be baptized for people who died without being baptized. The font rests on oxen that represent the twelve tribes of Israel.

Ordinance Room

In rooms like this, we learn about Heavenly Father’s plan for us and we make covenants that will allow us to live with Him again. We learn about the Creation of the world, about Adam and Eve, and about Jesus Christ. We also learn about the blessings we will receive in the next life if we are faithful.

Celestial Room

The celestial room is beautiful! It reminds us of how peaceful and happy we will be when we live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ someday.

Sealing Room

In rooms like this, families can be sealed together for eternity. This means they can live as a family forever—not just in this life.