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Sunday, June 26, 2011

News Flash

It was announced in the fireside tonight that the Angel Moroni Statue will be installed at noon on the 12th of July.  It is estimated that it will take about 30 minutes to complete.  All four streets around the temple block will be closed so the public may watch.

It was also reported that President Boyd K. Packer has recovered from his hospitalization in Boston last week and is planning on being at the dedication of the temple when it is completed.  Great news!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ogden Temple Reconstruction

Some errands took me to Ogden yesterday, so I stopped and checked out the progress on the Ogden Temple Reconstruction.  Obviously, I can't see inside the structure, but there are some apparent changes on the outside.

For one, the entire parking garage is gone.  The entry to the temple has been demolished and a lot of the curb and gutter has been ripped out.  But, Moroni is still on duty, proclaiming the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ with his trumpet.  BTW, does anyone know of a good quote by latter day prophets for the Moroni Statue on the temples?

The parking garage is gone

The entry has been demolished
I wonder how and when Moroni will be removed?

You can see clear through the Tabernacle

Logan Temple from USU

I had an opportunity to be at USU a few weeks ago for my son's basketball camp.  As we were coming down the hill from campus, I saw the Logan Temple in the distance.  I parked and climbed back up Old Main Hill and took these photos from the top of the USU parking garage.  The trees and greenery provide a striking frame for the temple, as the Wellsville mountains do for the background.

The temple looks like a castle.  I can almost imagine archers with their longbows between the ramparts.

Truly the temple is a light on a hill that cannot be hid

Week 48

The construction is truly amazing to watch.  Each time I go there, I get the feeling that I am really missing out on something since the last time I was there.  I want to to help someway, even if it is only with a wheelbarrow and a shovel - one thing I am qualified to do.

P.S. Don't forget the fireside tomorrow at 7:00 pm about the creator of the Angel Moroni statues that adorn the temples.

I think this worker is sealing the joints between the exterior panels.
The sea of green rebar will soon be covered with concrete

The back filling on the East of the Temple  is nearing completion.

Same worker sealing the joints

One of the West steeple panels waiting to be installed.
This is how the exterior panels are attached to the steel framework