A special commemoration was held at the Kirtland Temple in honor of the 175th Anniversary of its dedication. This special event was highlighted in the Church News. In attendance was Karl Ricks Anderson, also known as “Mr. Kirtland”. Karl’s incredible knowledge of the area’s spiritual history as well as the important role he has played in the restoration of Kirtland’s Church historical sites has certainly earned him this title. He is featured in the picture at left.
When the Prophet Joseph Smith dedicated the Kirtland Temple 175 years ago, he described the experience as a great spiritual outpouring:
“…a noise was heard like the sound of a rushing mighty wind, which filled the Temple, and all the congregation simultaneously arose, being moved upon by an invisible power; many began to speak in tongues and prophesy; others saw glorious visions; and I beheld the Temple was filled with angels…The people of the neighborhood came running together…seeing a bright light like a pillar of fire resting upon the Temple, and were astonished at what was taking place.”
Now 175 years later, Karl Anderson and other LDS Church Leaders helped many members who attended the special commemoration to leave the temple expressing that they had experienced “a small glimpse of the great spiritual outpouring witnessed at the dedication 175 years ago.”
You could spend eight inspiring days with Karl Ricks Anderson on his Sharon to Kirtland Tour as he uniquely shares uplifting insights and information about these incredible sites, the prophet Joseph Smith, and the faithful Saints who joined with the Church. Visit our Sharon to Kirtland tour web page for more details.
For the full Church News story visit: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/60700/Built-175-years-ago-Ohio-Church-members-observe-Kirtland-Temple-anniversary.html