President Boyd. K Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wrote this statement about temples:
”’There are many reasons one should want to come to the temple. Even its external appearance seems to hint of its deeply spiritual purposes. This is much more evident within its walls. Over the door to the temple appears the tribute “Holiness to the Lord.” When you enter any dedicated temple, you are in the house of the Lord.”’
I have a deep appreciation for the temple and the blessings that are associated with participating in the work done therein. To me, the temple(s) are another testimony of the Gospel and the reality of a living God that continues to guide and bless his children. To me it is a goal that everybody should strive to be worthy of receiving and achieving. These things I know to be true, and to be of God.
“No work is more of a protection to this Church than temple work and the family history research that supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work we do gives us more power. No work requires a higher standard of righteousness.”
“Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people.
So come to the temple—come and claim your blessings. It is a sacred work.”