One of the best things I did when I moved to Gilbert, Arizona was open my door to the Mormon missionaries. Even though I am Catholic, I love to learn about their beautiful faith. I accept the fellowship that they offer. When Gilbert, AZ was selected as the site for a new Mormon temple, I was happy for my friends.
On Tuesday, May 12, the statue of Moroni was attached to the Temple. It was a big day for my community.
I was at the school library, so I missed it. I followed the updates on Facebook in between classes.
Just past 2PM the statue ascended
I think this is what the word marvelous is for
I went to the visitor’s center two days later to learn more about the Temple and the construction process. The Visitor’s center is located in a temporary trailer on site. It maintained a steady flow of traffic, people of all ages and loads of children. A volunteer had a binder full of facts about the statue, temples and the interior of the Gilbert Temple. As a non-member of the Church I am welcome to tour the Gilbert Temple before it’s consecrated.
I’m glad I took the time to learn more about this special place in our town. I hope you can find time to visit as well.
A moment in time,
Librarian Note: To follow the construction of the Temple in reverse chronology, Kathy P has a blog dedicated to her perspective as a neighbor. It has great pictures. Enjoy! To learn more about the Gilbert Temple major construction events and of the open house and dedication dates when they are released you can sign up for e-mail alerts here.