“Building a Temple,” Friend, January 2017
Join us each month to see how the Payson Utah Temple was built!
After the place to build a temple is chosen, there’s a groundbreaking ceremony. A General Authority says a special prayer to bless the site and dedicate it, or set it aside, for the temple. Then the General Authority invites others to join him as they use gold- or silver-painted shovels to “break the ground.”
At the groundbreaking, Elder Dallin H. Oaks invited all of the new deacons to come up and break the soil.