Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mormon Messages For Youth: Salvadoran LDS Youth Speak Out On The Beneficial Effects Of The San Salvador LDS Temple In El Salvador

On Sunday August 21st, 2011, the San Salvador El Salvador Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) was dedicated by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, along with a host of other LDS dignitaries. At that time, it became the Church’s fourth temple in Central America and 135th operating temple worldwide.

The benefits of the temple have been manifested in many ways. Some of those benefits are psychological, as the LDS youth who appear in the Mormon Messages for Youth video below can attest. One of them says LDS are known just as "Mormons" any more, but as "the people with the castle", while another says it reminds them that in their own behavior, they should reflect the purity of the temple. The video also shows snippets of the practice, dedication, and celebration of the temple.

However, as is the case in so many other nations, the Salvadoran people had to go through hell before they could obtain this small slice of heaven. From 1980-1992, El Salvador was racked by a brutal civil war which debilitated the nation. From this sprang the infamous MS-13 gang. But El Salvador overcame and recovered, and now they've earned the blessings of the temple on their own soil. This will motivate Salvadoran Saints to continue to stay put and build up stakes of Zion in their own country rather than seek Zion elsewhere. The fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is intended to roll forth and engulf the entire earth.

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