Before the temple near their home was dedicated, Olivia invited her grandma to come with her to the temple open house.
I’m happy you came with us to the open house, Grandma.
Thank you for inviting me. I’ve been a little lonely since Grandpa passed away.
I miss him too.
When you turn 12, you’ll get to come here and do baptisms for the dead.
I’m so excited.
Mom told me that when she and Dad come to the temple, they wear white clothes.
Sealings will be performed in this room. Stand in front of this mirror and look at the mirror across the room. What do you see?
It’s as if we go on and on forever.
Just like our family, right? We’ll even see Grandpa again someday.
You’re right. If we keep the commandments, we can be with Grandpa and all of our family because we’ve been sealed in the temple.
Olivia and Grandma followed the tour guide into the temple’s celestial room.
I like how it feels in here. I feel happy.
I do too.
I love the temple, Grandma. Someday, when I’m older, I’ll come back and be married here. I’m happy that our whole family can be together forever—even Grandpa.
That’s right. I’m very thankful for the temple, for the open house, and for you.
Illustrations by Scott Peck
Building a Temple
It took the early settlers of the Salt Lake Valley 40 years to build the Salt Lake Temple. With an adult’s help, cut out these parts to the temple and put the pieces together to build a model.
Illustrations by Thomas S. Child
Temple Hidden Picture
This family is enjoying time together on the temple grounds. See if you can find the following items in this picture: CTR ring, covered wagon, sacrament cup, golden plates, hymnbook, loaf of bread, pedigree chart, beehive.
Illustration by Adam Koford