Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Temple 4 - Gilbert, AZ

The 4th Temple we visited was the Gilbert, Arizona Temple 

Gilbert, Arizona Temple 

The announcement for the Gilbert Temple was on April 26, 2008.  The joint announcement of the Gila Valley and Gilbert Arizona Temples were the first Temple announcement President Monson made after becoming president of the church.  

The groundbreaking and site dedication was on November 13, 2010

Estimated completion:  Late 2013 or early 2014

On May 15, 2012 hundreds of spectators gathered at the temple to witness the raising of the Angel Moroni.  Numerous students who attend school across the street from the Temple gathered with their families in the parking lot of the school to watch.  A group of middle school students created a spiritually poignant moment when they broke into song singing "I love to see the Temple" as Moroni began his flight.  

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