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Teaching how temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are centered on the Savior and how the blessings of covenants are coming closer to families and individuals with an increase of temples worldwide, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Puebla Mexico Temple on Sunday, May 19.

Drawing on the theme of the “Holiness to the Lord, the house of the Lord” inscription found on the front exterior of the Puebla temple, Elder Gong said, “I truly believe ‘holiness’ is both an invitation and a declaration.”

Temple worship and temple ordinances provide Latter-day Saints “the opportunity to make real the invitation and promises of ‘holiness to the Lord,’” said Elder Gong.

“We are to come, to learn, to be sanctified and to become more like our Father in Heaven and His Son,” he said. “It’s a very real invitation to bring holiness into our lives through the Atonement of Christ and service to others.”

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