Mormon Temple Groundbreaking In Sapporo Japan
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”) broke ground for a beautiful new temple on the Japanese island of Sapporo. According to Latter-day Saint belief, a holy temple is literally a House of the Lord Jesus Christ, where worthy members worship and receive instruction and guidance from Him and the Father to guide them in all their affairs. Latter-day Saint leaders (Mormon leaders) Elder Gary E. Stevenson, Elder Michael T. Ringwood and Elder Koichi Aoyagi were present at the ground breaking. According to Church news, this marks the third temple in Japan and the 6th in Asia. This new temple indicates the continuing abundant blessings that are resulting from the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people.
I am thankful for this historic groundbreaking—even in this downpour,” Elder Stevenson said. “Everything today was wet with rain, but the spirit of the saints was not dampened at all. They came with their hearts open and with complete joy as they saw the image of the temple at the groundbreaking ceremony. You could see that their eyes and hearts were just filled with joy to know that they are going to have a house of the Lord on the island.
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