LDS Temples Bucket List – Temples I’d Love To See
You know what’s one of the best things about being Mormon?
The LDS Temples!
Yes.. That glorious place of unwavering peaceful and loving feelings. The place where families go to be together forever.
I was beyond excited when I got to go to the Memphis Temple and receive my own endowments earlier this year. Since then, I’ve been thinking about other temples I’d love to visit. Here are a few that have made my LDS Temples Bucket List
Kirtland was the first temple built in this dispensation and visited by God and his angels. Can you imagine being in a place where the rushing sound of angels was so intense it felt like a mighty wind?
Being in a place with such a powerful history would be incredible
Burned to the ground within 4 years of it’s dedication and then ravished by a tornado, the Nauvoo temple is the next one on my LDS Temples Bucket List. The Nauvoo temple seems to have a history opposite of the Kirtland temple. Whereas everything good visited the Kirtland temple, it seems that much bad came to the Nauvoo temple. Fire, sacrifice, and the loss of Joseph Smith all happened during a short time surrounding the history of this temple.
But, despite that, the Nauvoo temple has since been rebuilt and thousands of people have been blessed because of the ordinances completed inside this beautiful place.
The biggest temple in the world is the Salt Lake Temple. It took 40 years to build. That is dedication. Besides that, isn’t it just gorgeous?
If there was one time of the year I’d want to go here it would be every time. I’ve heard wonderful stories about the Temple Square, of which the Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece.
Simply beautiful, right?
I know, I know… I’ve already been there.. But you guys, I have to get back again.
Did I mention that I literally passed out during my own endowment session inside the temple? I have a slight history of fainting, but did not expect it to happen in the temple of all places.
I cried after it happened. For one, I was embarrassed, and for two, I thought that I wouldn’t be able to finish my session. Thankfully, I was able to, and that bad moment is just a memory.
Unfortunately the Memphis Temple is closed for renovations and won’t be open until around 2019. In the meantime, I am focusing on keeping myself temple worthy and doing what I can to help others be able to get to this same place.
Have you visited any of these temples?
Which one of these temples would you like to visit?
In case you missed my other recent Temple Posts:
(I’m so grateful to all of the ladies who offered up their pictures of the temples you see here. All photos in this post have been used with permission.)