It's quite a ride....this Temple Chasing.
Thanks to Val Anderson, I have a few stunning photos to share.
To my inexperienced eye, it looks like we have the beginnings of an elevator shaft being built. Talk about the ultimate "uplifting" experience. I know. Bad.
I have also heard news that a framed official artist rendering of the temple, is now available for purchase. I also understand that it is being offered at deeply discounted prices to members of the church in that area, with the Platte City Stake being mentioned to me specifically. I can try to get more info if it is needed. Apparently, you should all be receiving a copy of the temple rendering in your wards.
Please, do yourselves a favor. Go and get a copy of this picture and put it in a prominent place in your home. We need to be prepared for the coming of this temple. If you see a picture of it everyday, maybe you'll be inspired to do what is necessary to be ready to be there when the time comes. A picture of your temple within your daily vision will be "uplifting" indeed.
I just returned from a trip to Rome, Italy where a temple was announced to be built the same day as our's in Kansas City. Ground has not even been broken there yet. I am reminded and deeply humbled by the blessing of having a temple in our midst. The time will go by fast. Please be ready.
My new Stake President offered an idea of a way to help us prepare. Step up your current temple attendance. If you are not going, go. If you are going monthly, consider going twice a month or weekly. I lived in Kansas City for 10 1/2 years. I know what a sacrifice this is, to attend the temple. I also know that we will be blessed for doing so.
I know I need all the uplift-ment I can get. How about you?