Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stake temple trip on August 17th, 2016

Adam Heath and Jerry Thomas

It is great to be in the House of the Lord. Medford, Oregon temple. 79th operating temple.

Some facts:
"Announcement:  15 March 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  20 May 1999 by D. Lee Tobler
Public Open House:  24–31 March 2000
Dedication:  16 April 2000 by James E. Faust

Site:  2 acres.
Exterior Finish:  Gray granite quarried from Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Ordinance Rooms:  Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple Facts
The Medford Oregon Temple was the second temple built in Oregon.

Groundbreaking Ceremony
"This new temple is now another ensign to the restoration of the gospel," Elder D. Lee Tobler of the Seventy and first counselor in the North America Northwest Area presidency, said in remarks during the groundbreaking services of the Medford Oregon Temple. "It is an ensign not only for you, but it is an ensign for your neighbors. It is an ensign for all." Elder Tobler said that the temple will not be built for just the members of today but also for the those of tomorrow and the families of yesteryears (Church News, 29 May 1999)." - from

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