I served an eighteen month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montreal, QC. During my stay, I spoke with Buddhists, Voodooists, Muslims, Wickens, Hindus, Atheists, Sheiks, and just about every Christian denomination under the sun. When conversing with such an eclectic group of people in their homes and at their religious sites, I for one could appreciate the importance of being able to share and clarify the true convictions of both of our spiritualities without bias from outside sources.
A temple has been built in Kansas City, Missouri by the LDS church. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll take a chance to visit the open house and see first-hand the dedicated construction and attention to detail that goes into the magnificent edifices. Little is spared in building them as they are hallowed houses for the Lord, not unlike the children of Israel’s tabernacle in the wilderness or King Salomon’s temple.
It will be open to the public from April 7th to April 21st, 2012, excluding Sundays. Additional information is here, including how to make reservations for a tour. There are other temples being constructed throughout the world as well–if you would like to see if there is an open house closer to you, search here.
Patrons will get a chance to tour the interior of the temple before it is dedicated and directly learn some of the beliefs of the LDS church. If nothing else, those lucky enough to go will be able to admire some spectacular architecture, art and craftsmanship.