Places We Visit

Places to Visit on Oahu- Laie Hawaii Temple & Honolulu Hawaii Tabernacle

This is my final post in my series, Places to Visit on Oahu. Today I want to highlight two places which were special to me. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my church has beautiful temples all over the world. One of those temples is on Oahu. It’s called the Laie Hawaii temple.

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It was rainy and overcast the day we visited.
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The public is welcome to visit any of our lovely temple grounds.
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There is also a visitor center at this temple.
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This sculpture dates back to 1919. This temple was dedicated on November 27, 1919 and rededicated on November 21, 2010

This depicts Lehi blessing Joseph. The account is found in The Book of Mormon and you can read it here.

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Along the court wall, there are scenes depicted from the scriptures.

On the last Sunday we were in Hawaii, we attended a Sacrament service at the Honolulu Stake Tabernacle. This tabernacle has a cool history.

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This tabernacle sits 10 miles from Pearl Harbor and was highly visible at the time of the attack, but remained a secure refuge throughout World War II.

It was dedicated less than four months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, by President David O. McKay, when he was the second counselor in the First Presidency. This tabernacle served as a spiritual gathering place for Latter-day Saint servicemen throughout the war. You can read more about its history here.

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A unique feature of this tabernacle is the mosaic of Jesus Christ over the main doorway.

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There are over 100,000 Italian glass tiles in this mosaic designed by artist Eugene Francis Savage.
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I fell in love with the trees on Oahu. This one with vines hanging down was in the yard of the tabernacle. Children were swinging on the vines.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my series of places to visit on Oahu. Thanks so very much for taking the time to visit my blog. I truly appreciate it!

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