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Sunday, June 24, 2012

This is how the "temple" looked 100 weeks ago!  Unbelievable!  We have gone from empty lot and ground breaking to a nearly complete edifice ready for the open house and dedication in just over two years!  Compare that with the 40 years of construction for the beautiful Salt Lake Temple.

We have been truly blessed for generations to enjoy such marvels of technology, construction, and prosperity!

Week 100

This is the 100th week since construction began on the temple.  And since visible work has nearly ceased, for the purpose of this blog, I am declaring the construction phase complete.

When I visit the temple block, I can see some concrete edging here and gutter there being completed, or some roses or bushes being planted, but for the most part it is just small details that remain.  

Of course, I have no idea what it is like on the interior.  I have to assume that there are also just small details to complete, which, I am willing to bet, will give the contractor sleepless nights until he turns the building over to the church after the inspections are finished and all the issues have been resolved.

Now, we just have to wait for the fences to be taken down and the open house to start.  That will be a momentous day!

 There is now a large road grader on the lawn of the tabernacle, but I cannot see any more work that has been done for over a month.


It is a beautiful temple!  I hope that everyone in Brigham City and surrounding areas, whether they are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, or members of another faith, or no faith at all, will come and see the interior of the temple at the open house before it is dedicated.

This glorious building is a testament to our belief in the eternal nature of the soul of men and women.  Because of Jesus Christ, we will live again after our life here in mortality!  Furthermore, our condition in the next life depends on covenants we make and keep in this life.  For, as Christ said to his disciples, "Come, follow me".

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Week 99

I went to the temple this morning and was moved by the peace I felt there.  The traffic on Main Street was very light and the weather was crisp and sunny.  There was a solitude there that contributed to the feeling.  I hope that all of my readers can feel that when they visit the temple, also.

A few noticeable changes occurred this week.  The gold lettering on both marquis was completed as well as the gold lettering above the East entrance.

Also, all of the construction trailers on the West side have been removed.  For the first time, you can get a really good look at the West side of the temple.

The sidewalks around the temple look like they are complete.  Now the asphalt/road needs to be repaired and completed.


It's a planter bed, not a fountain on the West side.

 Still no progress on the Tabernacle landscaping.

 The roses and the East fountain look beautiful, though you wouldn't know it from these pictures because of the fences.


 The construction offices/trailers are gone!  That must really mean that the completion is near!

 You can really see the West side now that the trailers are gone.

 The sidewalks around the temple seem to be complete.  Now, the roads need to be fixed.