“Hosannah!” Church to Have 150 Operating Temples

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This article was originally published on Church News by Marianne Holman Prescott. Below is an excerpt:

Since the dedication of the Kirtland Temple in 1836, Latter-day Saints have joined together in shouting “Hosanna” in celebration as each new temple becomes a dedicated house of the Lord.

On March 20, days before the 180th anniversary of the dedication of that first temple since the Restoration of the gospel, Church members will again gather to celebrate another dedicated house of the Lord—the Provo City Center Temple—as it becomes the Church’s 150th operating temple.

Located only three miles from the Provo Utah Temple, the Provo City Center Temple is—as are all other temples—a testament of faithful Church members around the world.

“We are a temple-building people,” Elder Kent F. Richards, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director of the Church’s Temple Department, told the Church News just days before the start of the open house for the Provo City Center Temple. “Temple building has always been a high priority.”

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Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.