Temple Trip Tips

“Temple Trip Tips,” Friend, October 2017

Temple Trip Tips

Are you going to the temple for the first time after you turn 12? Here are some tips for a good trip!

Friend Magazine 2017/10 Oct

Illustrations by Mark Robison; clock photograph © Getty

Get Ready …

Have an interview with your bishop. He will probably talk to you about your testimony and your feelings about Jesus.

Ask someone you know about their first temple trip.

Have someone help you find family members on FamilySearch.org who need temple ordinances done. If you can’t find any, help a ward member with their family names.

Get Set …

Pick out some clothes that you would wear to church and get them ready the day before.

Put your recommend in a place where you won’t forget to bring it.

Put long hair in a braid or ponytail, and bring a brush to use afterward.


Pray to feel the Spirit, and pray for the people you are doing temple ordinances for.

Listen to uplifting music on the way to the temple, like what you would listen to on Sunday.

Don’t worry about not knowing what to do. There will be people in the temple to help you every step of the way!