Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Adam-ondi-Ahman Reminds Me of England

Adam-ondi-Ahman LDS (Mormon) Temple Site http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/adamondiahman
Not only does the link above have this information, but you can look under "Preston Temple" and see some of my photos!!  You can also check the Salt Lake Temple and see a couple that were accepted a couple years back.  (Not braggin' or anything--ha, ha)

Someone asked the other day, "What is the connection between Missouri and the Mormons as related to the last days?"  I replied, "If we hear of a temple being built there, we might consider our preparation to meet God."--Ha, ha.  (Well, I guess it really isn't a laughing matter, depending on one's circumstances.)

Location:  Spring Hill, Missouri, United States.
Site Dedication:  October 1838 by Brigham Young

Temple Locale
The beautiful site of Adam-ondi-Ahman lies at a bend in the Grand River in northern Missouri, about 70 miles north of Kansas City. On the highest elevation of Spring Hill, 124 feet above Grand River, a temple block was dedicated. No cornerstones were laid or temple constructed, however, as just days later, the Saints were ordered to leave the settlement. The Church has since acquired the site and much of the surrounding area, which is leased to local farmers.

Temple Facts
The Adam-ondi-Ahman Temple was the third temple planned but never constructed by the early Saints in Missouri.
The name Adam-ondi-Ahman is an English rendition of a phrase from the pure Adamic language, which could possibly mean "Adam in the presence of God."

The valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman was revealed to Joseph Smith to be the place where Adam blessed his posterity after being driven from the Garden of Eden.

The first settlers of Adam-ondi-Ahman arrived in February 1838. By November 1838, the Saints had been delivered an ultimatum to leave Daviess County within 10 days.

On June 11, 1838, Joseph Smith gave Spring Hill the name of Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Some evidence suggests that a public square—not a temple block—was dedicated in October 1838 at Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Adam-ondi-Ahman is the site of a future grand council where Jesus Christ will meet with His stewards of all dispensations and receive back the keys of the kingdom in preparation for His Second Coming. Only those called to the meeting will know of its occurrence.

City of Seth
On Saturday, September 1, 1838, the First Presidency made its way from Far West toward Littlefield's halfway house—about halfway between Adam-ondi-Aham and Far West—for the purpose of appointing a city of Zion. It was named the City of Seth in honor of Adam's son. The center of this city, which could have been the site of a public square and future temple, was never established due to the expulsion of the Saints from Missouri shortly after the city was appointed.

1 comment:

  1. We have visited Adam-ondi-Ahman and found it to be a lovely peaceful place. You are right, it is not unlike the beautiful green countryside of England. We found Kent to be a gorgeous garden spot and loved our visit there.