Monday, January 26, 2009

Draper Temple Open House

The Draper Temple Open House has been going on since Jan 15, 2009. It is a beautiful little temple in the city of Draper, which is the city north of the point of the mountain, in the Salt Lake Valley.

It has a beautiful chandelier in the Celestial Room. It also has the largest sealing room of all the temples in the world.

The endowment rooms have murals which look like paintings of the forests in the Payson Mountains.

The temple will serve 60,000 members of the church. Since it is a small temple, it will not have any temple clothing that you can rent and it will not have a cafeteria. To attend the temple after it is dedicated, members will have to make an appointment.

The open house will end March 14, 2009. It will be dedicated a week or so after that.

In a few months the Oquirrh Mountain temple will have an open house. It is another little temple that is on the west side of the Salt Lake valley below the Copper mine.

The Draper Temple and the Oquirrh Mountain temple were built to take off some of the pressure from the Jordan River temple. Right now the Jordan River temple has about 110 stakes in its temple district. It is always crowded.

It was a great pleasure to go to the Draper Temple Open House. On February 21, 2009, Carol, Michael, Karalee, Derrick and myself are planning to go to the open house.

1 comment:

Allison said...

How fun! I can't wait to take my kids to an open house.