SALT LAKE CITY —
A model of the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now on display. The model provides visitors a glimpse of the temple’s interior and a way to learn about the purpose of Latter-day Saint temples. The new temple exhibit opened to the public at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Local community and religious leaders were invited to a special Saturday evening reception attended by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency. President Eyring’s brother, Elder Harden Eyring, is serving as the visitors’ center director with his wife, Loi Anne, through January 16.
“We have been hoping and planning for this temple display for most of the two years my wife and I have been serving here at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center,” said Elder Harden Eyring. “Now that it has arrived and is ready for its introduction to the public, we are simply overwhelmed with how beautiful and inspiring it is.”
After viewing the new model, President Henry B. Eyring admired the construction. “This model is remarkable in the sense that it catches the beauty and I think the feeling of reverence,” he said.
Elder Harden Eyring said the Washington D.C. Temple, a landmark in the area, has been “something of a mystery to many friends of other faiths and backgrounds” for the past 40 years. “Many who visit the temple grounds are disappointed that they can’t enter the temple itself. This display will help them to feel the witness of the Spirit inviting all to come unto Christ.”
To read more about the construction of the model, visit the Mormon Newsroom HERE.