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The Red Cliffs Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is currently hosting a public open house in St. George, Utah. This momentous event was preceded with a media event where journalists, content creators, and dignitaries converged upon the temple grounds to attend a news conference and participate in an exclusive tour, offering profound insights into the temple’s spiritual significance.
In attendance were Elder Hugo E. Martinez, a General Authority Seventy, and First Counselor in the Utah Area Presidency; Elder Jonathan S. Schmitt, another General Authority Seventy, serving as an assistant executive director in the Priesthood and Family Department and the Temple Department; and Sister Tamara W. Runia, the First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. Together, they shared their perspectives on the temple and its profound importance within the faith.
Elder Martinez eloquently illuminated the essence of the temple by emphasizing its profound connection to Jesus Christ and its central role in the lives of church members. He expressed how the presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable during their tour, echoing the sense of undeniable truth that had initially drawn him to the faith. His wife, Nuria Martinez, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the temple’s pivotal role in achieving the cherished goal of an eternal family, a foundational belief within the church.
Elder Schmitt underscored the immense significance of open houses like this one, as they provide individuals outside the faith with the opportunity to experience the boundless love of God and Jesus Christ. He stressed that these events transcend the boundaries of mere architectural tours, for the temple itself is revered as the house of the Lord.Sister Runia emphasized that the profound spirit and undeniable truth of the temple were palpable during their visit.
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The open house serves as a heartfelt invitation to guests from all walks of life to step foot inside the newly constructed temple. This unique opportunity will continue until March 2 (however, it is not open on Sundays). For those interested in attending, free reservations can be made online to ensure their participation in this spiritually enriching experience.
The design and motifs of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple were thoughtfully inspired by the breathtaking natural surroundings of the St. George area.The dedication of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple on Sunday, March 24, 2024. President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the church, will preside over two dedicatory sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. MDT.