Sunday, October 4, 2009
Congratulations Sapporo! New Temple Announced
What a great blessing for the members in Hokkaido and all of Japan. The prayers of the members in Hokkaido have been answered as they have hoped and prayed to have a temple closer to them for several years. I am sure the Lord recognized their sacrifices in attending the temple in Tokyo even though it is so far away and costly to do so. The members from Hokkaido have been faithful at attending the temple in Tokyo. The Sapporo mission has also seen great numbers of convert baptisms over the past several years. Anything is possible if you exercise faith and works. Elder Hugh B. Brown prophesied at the dedication of the Abeno Chapel right here in our mission that temples would someday dot this land of Japan. This is number three. We now hope and pray for a similar blessing in the Kansai region, but know that it will depend on the faith and faithfulness of the members here.