On June 4th 2011, at 9:00 a.m. we were privileged to be able to attend the
ground breaking ceremony for the new Phoenix Arizona Temple.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband, of the presidency of the seventy, presided
and was joined by the executive director of the temple department
William R. Walker and our area seventy, Michael Pickerd.
To members of the church, temples are the "House of the Lord",
the most sacred places on earth. Temple services bind families together
forever and teach the purpose of life and explain
God's plan of Salvation. We felt it a great privilege to be present.
President & Sister Morris & President & Sister Beck
The Golden Shovels
Stake President's turning the dirt
Members supporting the temple ground breaking!
Elder Michael Pickerd, our Area Seventy with President Beck who is
displaying the Phoenix Arizona donation of $182.00 which
came from missionaries who collected coins found in the
street while. They called this their sacred tracking
tracting Phoenix Temple fund.
Sister Ann Dibbs, President Monson's daughter, was at the temple ground
breaking. Ann was in my graduating class at Olympus High. It was good
to see her again after many years.