The 14th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah was dedicated yesterday in Brigham City and Brigham City native, President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve, presided at the three meetings.
President Packer attended grade school on the same grounds where the temple now stands. He was overjoyed that a temple is in his hometown.
“When we look back at the memories here and the places we lived and grew up, it really is home and the center place for our family,” he said during the groundbreaking ceremony.
President Packer assured church members when the temple was announced that he would be there alive and well to see the temple dedicated.
“Temples are being built all around the world. I am getting a little rickety,” Packer said, “but I feel confident in promising you that I will be back for the dedication of the temple here in Brigham City.”
The 36,000-square-foot temple can be seen from all across Box Elder County and is the church’s 139th temple worldwide. There are 14 other temples under construction and 13 announced.