The Temple Dedication

    “The Temple Dedication,” Friend, October 2017

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    The Temple Dedication

    The Temple Dedication

    Illustrations by Jared Beckstrand

    My first ever temple dedication was for the Provo City Center Temple. When I heard Elder Dallin H. Oaks first start speaking, I knew it would be wonderful. And it was. The first song and speaker I heard, my soul was filled with peace. As I took notes, I knew that what the Apostles were saying was true.

    If you’re young, I challenge you to take notes, not only at dedications but at your Church meetings too. I hope you feel the Spirit as much as I did at the Provo City Center Temple dedication.

    CTR Challenge

    “I will live now to be worthy to go to the temple and do my part to have an eternal family” (My Gospel Standards).

    • Go to to find a picture of a nearby temple. Draw it or print it out to put in your room.

    • Talk to someone you know who has done baptisms or been sealed in the temple.

    • Write in your journal about why you want to go to the temple.

    • I challenge myself to …