More than 17,000 local LDS youth participate in temple walk

More than 17,000 local LDS youth are participating in a temple walk to the Jordan River Temple, in honor of its rededication. (Photo: LDS Church)

(KUTV) - More than 17,000 local LDS youth are participating in a temple walk to the Jordan River Temple, in honor of its rededication.

Youth from the Jordan River Temple district gathered to walk from designated church buildings to the Jordan River Temple. The area close to the temple is designated as a silent area. When all of the groups have gather on the temple grounds, a youth conductor will lead the group in singing the LDS hymn "I Believe in Christ."

Along with the temple walk, the LDS Church has planned multiple activities for the youth to participate in up to the official redidication ceremony on May 20.

Some of those activities include a temple open house, a treasure hunt, service project, temple walk and concert. Many activities will take place within the LDS wards and stakes. The concert and the temple walk are the two activities were all 17,000 youth residing in the temple district are welcome to participate as one.

The Jordan River Temple has been closed to renovations since February 2016. It first opened in 1981 and it is one of the highest capacity temples in the LDS church.



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