San Diego California Mormon Temple
The San Diego California Mormon Temple is located adjacent to the main thoroughfare between San Diego and Los Angeles. The temple, which is located on seven acres, reaches 190 feet in the air with a gold-leafed statue of the Angel Moroni atop the highest tower. Every day, tens of thousands of cars travel the freeway and see the temple with its gleaming white exterior.
President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the San Diego California Mormon Temple on April 25, 1993. President Hinckley cautioned the members to never lose sight of the purpose of temples…”the whole purpose is to provide a place where we can worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience, exercise the priesthood that has been restored in its fullness and receive the blessings that are administered only in these holy houses.” And President Thomas S. Monson, then a member of the First Presidency, admonished the members to, “come to the temple and place your burdens before the Lord and you’ll be filled with a new spirit and confidence in the future. Trust in the lord, and if you do, He’ll hold you and cradle you and lead you step by step along the pathway that leads to the celestial kingdom of God.”