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“ … and other choice spirits who were reserved to come forth in the fulness of times to take part in laying the foundations of the great latter-day work, including the building of the temples and the performance of ordinances therein for the redemption of the dead, were also in the spirit world.”
– Doctrine and Covenants 138:53-54
“In order to perform this great work, we must be worthy. No wonder we are surrounded on every side with things designed to [disinterest], discourage, distract, or disqualify us. We must keep our focus, and we must remember that the temple is the reason for everything we do in the Church.”
– Elaine S. Dalton, “We Did This For You,” October 2004 General Conference.