In the April 2011 general conference, President Thomas S. Monson said:
“Today most of us do not have to suffer great hardships in order to attend the temple. Eighty-five percent of the membership of the Church now live within 200 miles (320 km) of a temple, and for a great many of us, that distance is much shorter.
“If you have been to the temple for yourselves and if you live within relatively close proximity to a temple, your sacrifice could be setting aside the time in your busy lives to visit the temple regularly."
“There is much to be done in our temples in behalf of those who wait beyond the veil. … My brothers and sisters, the work is ours to do.”
President Thomas S. Monson
President of the Church