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LDS Church dedicates temple in Brazil, its 138th

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  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    June 11, 2012 10:55 a.m.

    I think that it's a great thing that the Lord requires a sacrifice of our time and substance before he blesses us with what we want and need.
    Even of that means waiting for months or years.
    Such a stark difference from the expectations that many have in society today.
    How much less debt and greed would we have, and would the government have if we
    waited until we could afford the things we want/need?

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    June 11, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    To AZRods

    Very intuitive! I think you were right on. It was Elder Holland who once said (paraphrasing) "There is purpose in the time that it takes."

    I'm just thrilled to see the tally of temples constantly rising. It's frustrating when you have to deal with all of the negative and mean spirited comments and actions that often times surround each temple project - but it is always worth while. I hope that the good people in this new temple district take advantage of their special temple and wear it out quickly.

  • Franjeado Lambare, Paraguay
    June 11, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    Pra Frente Brasil !! tem muito potencial ainda para o crecimento da Igreja do Salvador, muitos Filhos Do nosso Pai Calestial para ser achados !!

  • donn layton, UT
    June 11, 2012 2:11 p.m.

    Re: LDS Church dedicates temple in Brazil.

    In 1978, Brazil was one of the strongest reasons why the ban on the priesthood was lifted. The opening of its new temple in Sao Paulo, the LDS Church was ordaining hundreds of Brazilians to its priesthood. Did the LDS Church ignore Brazilian history? Between 1538 and Brazil's abolition of slavery in 1888, about five million African slaves were brought to that country. Through mixed marriages, Mulattos make up a substantial portion of the Brazilian population. How would the LDS Church possibly know whether or not those being ordained were qualified? With the dedication of this temple only a few months away, it would seem imperative that the church either lift the ban or face the possibility of a public relations nightmare.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    June 11, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    I don't pretend to understand what Franjeado said but it seemed to be he was very pleased with the new Temple. What a blessing it is to the people of that area to be able to attend this additional Temple in Brazil...how blessed we are!!!

  • RG Buena Vista, VA
    June 11, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    To suzyk#1,
    Franjeado said, roughly, "Onward Brasil! There is still a lot of potential for the growth of the Savior's church, many children of our Heavenly Father to be found." Having served a mission in Brasil (came home 23.5 yrs ago) it is fun to read Portuguese. I'm really impressed on seeing it come from someone coming from Paraguay, a Spanish speaking country.

    To those who commented on how years of sacrifice is a great thing: Not that I disagree, because it is correct, but it sure is easy for those of us with easy access to the temple to say how wonderful those years of sacrifice were. How would we feel if we were the ones waiting so long?

    To the DN: how wonderful a photo of the entire temple would be for this article, and maybe even a little map showing its location.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    June 12, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    As donn said, I can't help but think of it when I hear another temple has opened in Brazil. A country that 40 years ago was a major influential factor in the priesthood ban ending. Revelation, prophecy, it was time, black's were ready now ... justify it any way you want. The church HAD to end the ban for a variety of reasons and this was one of the big ones.