“Beyond Your Imagination,” New Era, Mar. 2019, 20.
When I was a youth, I attended the wonderful temple in Switzerland, the first temple built in Europe. Along with many others like me, I loved it and dreamed of the day we would all enjoy the great blessings of a temple in our beloved country.
The day has now come! The dedication of the Rome Italy Temple is a milestone in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is also the realization of the great faith, obedience, and perseverance of generations before you who prayed, worked, dreamed, and desired to see this day.
As you perform sacred ordinances in the house of the Lord, please remember that what you do in the temple is not only for your personal strength and growth, but it will also result in incomparable blessings for all those who preceded you and those who will follow you, including your children and grandchildren.
As you qualify spiritually and temporally to enter the house of the Lord, the blessings of your work there will extend beyond cultures, history, and geography to innumerable children of our Heavenly Father. Indeed, it will bless generations for time and eternity.
May you choose to go to the temple and worthily partake of the eternal blessings found there. The magnitude and the reach of the sacred work you do in the house of the Lord for those on the other side of the veil is beyond your own imagination.