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As Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles arrived at the Helena Montana Temple during the temple’s dedication weekend, he glanced above the 9,797-square-foot building’s entrance at the uppercase inscription found on every temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: “HOLINESS TO THE LORD. THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.”

“It is really quite a profound observation to be able to see that and then think about the significance of what that means — ‘the house of the Lord, with holiness to the Lord,’” Elder Stevenson said, “and now to be in Helena, to see that and to be able to participate in the temple’s dedication, which dedicates it as the house of the Lord, and with all of that done with holiness to the Lord.”

The Apostle dedicated the Helena Montana Temple on Sunday, June 18, in two sessions that were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district, which comprises stakes in Helena, Butte, Bozeman and two in Great Falls, and covers about half of the Big Sky State.

“This temple dedication,” he said, “serves as a testament of the strength and devotion of the Saints who reside in this beautiful region of Montana.”

Joining Elder Stevenson for the dedication services were his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson; Elder Kevin R. Duncan, a General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Temple Department, and his wife, Sister Nancy Duncan; Elder Randall K. Bennett, a General Authority Seventy and counselor in the North America Central Area presidency; and Michael Suhaka, managing director of the Temple Department.

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