The One with the Los Angeles Temple Visitor's Center


Monday, March 14, 2011

A couple months ago we went to the recently re-opened Los Angeles Temple Visitor's Center.
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El templo.
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These statues totally remind me of the ones outside the MOA at BYU. (Gotta love our love of acronyms! BYU. MOA. JSB. MTC. BYC. YW. YW. PEC. CTR. LDS. D&C. BoM. On and on.)
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The Evans fam.
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Zoomed in. Wait, you can't see Fox!
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A meeting room.
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Colorful displays where people can learn about our faith and how we live family-centered lives.
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This is what the area around the temple looked like when it was built in 1956.
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I like the carpet.
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I like this design.
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So, this is supposed to be a really spiritual room, but I couldn't help but laugh at the little boy laying (lying?) on the floor. Precious. Hope he's thinking nice thoughts :)
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The Christus. Sans silly boy.
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Fun interactive hallway.
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I like this carpet. Did I already say that? Cuz I really do.
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There are computers in each of these booths where you can do some gospel research.
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This Book of Mormon display is the best thing at this Visitor Center. Keep reading.
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I picked up a Book of Mormon in what I thought was the funkiest/craziest looking language of the bunch.
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Yowzers! This SAYS something??? It just looks like a bunch of squiggles to me!
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So then on that screen above the books it was reading passages in different languages and I noticed it was reading in "Telugu." What a coincidence! Then I picked out a Japanese version of the BoM and looked up on the screen and noticed it was reading a passage in Japanese! Either this thing was crazy coincidental...or...there's microchips in the books (or something technological that I'm not smart enough to comprehend) that let's the computer know that book has been taken off the shelf and then the TV plays a passage in that language. We were seriously freaking out a little bit until we realized it was just too crazy to be coincidence. You probably had to be there to understand our perplexment. But it was really cool.

President Thomas S. Monson, 1st Counselor Henry B. Eyring, 2nd Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf = The First Presidency.
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My boys.
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Etching of the LA temple on the glass doors.
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We had a good and spiritual time. We haven't been through the temple since Fox was born. But a girl in our ward was like, "I'd love to babysit Fox sometime!" and I'm like "REALLY!?!?! You're hired!" So hopefully we'll get to go again sooner than later. But first, I don't quite fit into my temple dress anymore (pregnancy does that to a gal's shape...) so when I go to Utah this week I'ma search for a new one.

Happy Sabbath!

6 comments

  1. What a beautiful place. I like that it has so many of the same displays as the north vc in Salt Lake. I grew up near the Oakland Temple and we used to love to go to the visitor's center there. Too cool about the scriptures!

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  2. What a great post :) I'm still needing to go visit the visitor's center at the LA temple!

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  3. That Book of Mormon interactive display with the languages was the coolest thing ever!

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  4. Wow!!! My mission President and his wife are now the directors of the LA Temple Visitor Center: The Macdonald's :) Great/awesome people :) I still keep my Temple Dress and I can't believe I was that tiny once...maybe one day I'll get to wear it again... :)one-daaaaaaayyyy
    PS: Love the pictures, and your Fox is so squishable!!!

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  5. The LA Temple is my favorite. I love it.

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